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App Leads Food-Delivery Bicyclist From New Jersey Into Lincoln Tunnel — Illegally

Bicycles are prohibited in the Lincoln Tunnel

A bicyclist delivering food who ended up riding through the Lincoln Tunnel was following directions from a GPS app, Port Authority officials say. 

The 26-year-old Jersey City man was intercepted by Port Authority police on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo.

Pentangelo says the man, who claimed he worked for Uber, said he followed his phone GPS into the tunnel en route to a delivery stop on West 22nd Street in Manhattan. Bicycles are prohibited in the Lincoln Tunnel. 

Pentangelo says the man showed officers the app, which supported his claim. 

The incident didn't cause a major traffic disruption. Pentangelo says the man has been issued a traffic summons for defiant trespass.

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