Blind person crosswalk assistance

2/14/2008:

Not sure how many have you have noticed the “physically challenged” crosswalk equipment installed (at least) at 14th and Washington Streets.

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I recall there being another one or two somewhere else in Hoboken, but it’s nice that the city has made accommodations for those less fortunate that most of us.

This intersection provides audible beeps as to when the signal is about to change, to allow those who lack adequate vision to pick up the pace a bit. Frankly, I find it a bit insulting to the blind, because even people that have vision just walk across the road, break the law, and act like they’re the most important bag of flesh on earth. I have very little respect for those that are so self-entitled and believe the world revolves around them. I mean walking when no car is visible for a distance is one thing, to blatantly (and “slowly”) cross like you’re made of holy water and should take your time, is another. You deserve to meet Mr. Darwin.

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13 Comments on "Blind person crosswalk assistance"


TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan
8 years 7 months ago

I lived around the corner from the 14th and Washington intersection and although I’m not blind (although my girlfriend might disagree sometimes) I would avoid the intersection anyhow. It’s always just a clusterf#ck so I’d cross at 14th and Bloomfield or 13th and Washington. There’s just something wrong with the timing of the lights or something.

jim
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jim
8 years 7 months ago

thanks homeworld, learn something new everyday.

homeworld
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8 years 7 months ago

I’m pretty sure the red bricks were from the ISTEA and TEA-21 fund, so it was federal money.

jim
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jim
8 years 7 months ago

Friedupright I can’t agree with you enough. It is hard to believe this town still lacks walk/ don’t walk signs.
When they put in the red brick and new lamp posts I was sure that would be added too, but nope. The lamp post are more attractive then the old ones but they don’t illuminate as well. I don’t see how the red brick was a good expenditure for the city.
BTW Make sure you press the button at 14th and wash, otherwise the pedestrian light never goes green.

elainetyger
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elainetyger
8 years 7 months ago

“Push button to cross 14th Street” reminds me of the intersection of Atlantic St and Tresser Blvd in Stamford CT.

The sign there says “Push button to cross Atlantic.” Very convenient, now that there’s no more SST!

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