In a recently published list of the worst beach towns to park in in New Jersey, there were not a lot of surprises.

You know who the usual offenders are. The towns who are the smallest tend to issue the most tickets just by virtue of the lack of space they have.

There is no real easy answer for the beach parking dilemma in New Jersey, although many towns have tossed around different ideas to try to ease the congestion.

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights and Bradley Beach came in at numbers 1, 2 and 3 and when you look at the numbers it's amazing. You would think that cops in those towns have nothing else to do but drive around an issue tickets.

My town of Long Branch, for example, is just over 6 miles, yet our parking  enforcement people still manage to issue a staggering 5676 parking tickets. That amounts to 903 tickets per square mile.

So my hubby and I have come up with the solution: Bikes. And not just any old bikes, but Sondors electric assist bikes.

(Judi Franco/Townsquare Media)
(Judi Franco/Townsquare Media)

With these, we can pedal for exercise the old fashioned way if we want, but if we get tired, there are too many hills, the winds are against us, or we're just plain old lazy, we let the battery do the work for us.

Plus, the tires are so fat, we ride them along the shore line on the beach when there's no one around. We walk em right up to the boardwalk, lock 'em up, enjoy the day and never worry about parking. It's the best gift we ever bought each other.

And they're the coolest looking bikes on the road. Now we just have to have the discipline to pedal a little more and "electric-cruise" a little less.

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