Jersey City resident Kevin Shane recently came up with the idea to build a pedestrian bridge from Jersey City to downtown Manhattan, so commuters don’t have to deal with the PATH trains anymore. In theory, it’s nice. But it’s actually a terrible idea. Here’s why:
1. The high rent prices of NYC have already consumed Hoboken. Put in this bridge and they’ll consume Jersey City as well.
2. The Rangers – Devils hockey rivalry might turn into an all out war. Things are at least somewhat under control when water is separating the two armies.
3. NYC might be dirty, but everyone knows New Jersey is dirtier. They’re gonna be tracking their filth into our city.
4. Anyone else worried that someone would fall off of this?
5. Constructing this bridge would ruin the view for at least a year
6. And create traffic
7. And pollute the Hudson River even more
8. It will quickly turn into a tourist attraction, a.k.a. — an obstacle course for commuters who actually need to get places
9. We’re better off spending the tax dollars on fixing the train tunnels, which is looooong overdue
10. If we want to walk over bridges we have plenty already