Parking Disruptions

Parking Disruptions in Hoboken – No backup plan!

Anyone who drives a car in and around Hoboken knows, that the last couple months have been hell. From PSE&G ripping up roads and leaving them worse than before, to CONSTANT street closings – these parking disruptions have clearly had an impact on “quality of life.”

No concessions in Hoboken for lost parking spaces

But the worst part is with all the problems presented – that there was no assessment from the city on how to care for those affected. One Hoboken resident and Hoboken411 reader tells their tale:

“I wanted to let you know that while the city has deemed it proper to close tons of side streets at the lower end of town (seriously it’s like every block between Newark and 4th from Willow to Adams at least. Possibly more…) they won’t make any concessions for the hundreds of lost parking spaces. I drove around for 30 minutes, causing me to be late for work, and only found ONE spot – a Tuesday side of the street. When I called HPU to ask if there’s any way they can cut me a break, she goes “absolutely not.” With no further comment. I called the mayor’s office to complain and whoever answered the phone said she’d send an email to staff (which she explained was mayor’s chief of staff and director of transportation services) but I’m not holding out hope. Good to know the city is looking out for its residents. Well done.”

Very odd the city failed to even grasp the impact of this long-term traffic and parking disruption. Heck, when 0.10″ of rain is expected, they always seem to offer some kind of parking alternative. In this case they ought to just open up the parking garages FREE until the project is done – or at least have waiting until the “holiday shopping season” was over. Oh well, can’t expect common sense from this bunch of ninnies.

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6 Comments on "Parking Disruptions"

briank
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briank

To those who like to bitch about everything’s in town, if you bitch about our crumbling infrastructure you are forbidden to bitch about the inconvenience of roads closed for gas line or water line replacement. You can’t have it both ways people. Get over it.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Or you could have competent directors who foresee the foreseeable and plan construction out.[quote comment=”224134″]To those who like to bitch about everything’s in town, if you bitch about our crumbling infrastructure you are forbidden to bitch about the inconvenience of roads closed for gas line or water line replacement. You can’t have it both ways people. Get over it.[/quote]

briank
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briank

How? What are your specific suggestions? If there is some sort of urban engineer out there with a better idea, I am listening. But you know as much about how to do this as me- meaning zilch. My point is that street have to be shut down for this work. They tried to leave a little lame open last week on Adams early in the day (8ish) as I drive my kids to school. Know what happened? A backhoe dumping rocks and dirt into a dump truck missed a bit and rocks and dirt hit my car. You can’t have this heavy construction going on without closing streets. And you can’t bitch about bad infrastructure and then bitch about parking while said infrastructure is replaced. And that includes a generic “plan better” comment. [quote comment=”224135″]Or you could have competent directors who foresee the foreseeable and plan construction out.[/quote]

CW McCall
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CW McCall

I think the point isn’t that the construction is being done. It’s the city’s shitty response to someone when they temporarily take all of those parking spots away. The street cleaning is a racket, anyway, and is just a means to an end (more ticket revenue). The streets are just as dirty after the street cleaner as they are before. There’s no reason they can’t suspend street cleaning for a bit while these projects are going on. [quote comment=”224141″]How? What are your specific suggestions? If there is some sort of urban engineer out there with a better idea, I am listening. But you know as much about how to do this as me- meaning zilch. My point is that street have to be shut down for this work. They tried to leave a little lame open last week on Adams early in the day (8ish) as I drive my kids to school. Know what happened? A backhoe dumping rocks and dirt into a dump truck missed a bit and rocks and dirt hit my car. You can’t have this heavy construction going on without closing streets. And you can’t bitch about bad infrastructure and then bitch about parking while said infrastructure is replaced. And that includes a generic “plan better” comment.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

McCall, especially when the City has found new means of ticketing. Hitting up those parked more than four hours after midnight.[quote comment=”224147″]I think the point isn’t that the construction is being done. It’s the city’s shitty response to someone when they temporarily take all of those parking spots away. The street cleaning is a racket, anyway, and is just a means to an end (more ticket revenue). The streets are just as dirty after the street cleaner as they are before. There’s no reason they can’t suspend street cleaning for a bit while these projects are going on.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

The City does not look out for its resident or its business owners. Worse problem for business owners hitting them in the pocket in the City choosing to do work and lose parking at the height of the holiday season.

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