#TurnpikeTrap rally on November 12th hosted by Safe Streets JC

11 Nov 2022, Posted by Joe Vita in Events, News
View of the Turnpike Extension from PS 5

We must avoid the tempting trap of one more lane and recognize that while the science shows we will not see faster travel times, the widening will certainly pollute the air we breathe, add to the climate change crisis, and make our streets less safe with rushing cut-through traffic.

Safe Streets JC

Straight out of the playbook of the 1950s, Governor Murphy continues to push a $5 billion project to widen the urban highway known as the Turnpike Extension through Jersey City. On Saturday, Nov 12, we rally together with a broad alliance including neighborhood groups, environmental groups, local leaders, and sustainable transportation advocates to say NO to this toxic widening. This is an important moment for all of us to make our voices heard.

Join us on November 12th and make your voice heard!


10am Bike tour of impacts starting from Grove St PATH
12pm Rally at Mary Benson Park, across from PS 5

NO to falling for the trap of more urban highway
YES to clean air, safe streets, and mass transit

  • Special guest local elected leaders
  • Donated live music and free bike tune-ups

Open this link for more details and to RSVP