Parking Meter Addiction

Parking Meters everywhere in Hoboken {not-friendly!}

We’ve said this a million times. Parking meters USED to be for “high traffic areas of commerce” in Hoboken and most other cities across the country.

Usually near the center of town or some concentrated area of shopping (like Washington St.) That made it attractive for shoppers because the spots “refreshed” more or less, and allowed for quick trips to purchase a few things or grab a bite to eat. Parking meters were not originally meant to be major revenue generators for the city. Nothing should ever be. Budgets should only be to cover the “bare minimum” of what a city (should) provide its residents and visitors. Not platinum level expenses that you don’t get anything in return for.

Anyway – new meters are going up all over town, on streets (or sides of streets) that never had meters before.

At some given point in time – if you don’t have a stupid permit (they ticket you anyway), every single street in Hoboken will require payment.

That’s not a sensible way to attract visitors to our businesses and restaurants is it?

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8 Comments on "Parking Meter Addiction"

showme789
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showme789

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…it’s only a matter of time before people get fed up and start the next great exodus from Hoboken.
High crime, high taxes, filthy streets and parks, and over priced housing and even restaurants that are bilking patrons will all come together to convince folks to move on to less expensive and much more friendly places.
Meters in residential areas may just be the last straw.

Call Me G
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Call Me G

I’m out of here in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait. I’m not even going somewhere less expensive; just somewhere nicer. Hoboken was a great place to live, but it’s falling apart and it will only get worse. It took me a while to admit that even though the evidence was there. Now I am very happily moving on to a better community![quote comment=”224271″]I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…it’s only a matter of time before people get fed up and start the next great exodus from Hoboken. High crime, high taxes, filthy streets and parks, and over priced housing and even restaurants that are bilking patrons will all come together to convince folks to move on to less expensive and much more friendly places. Meters in residential areas may just be the last straw.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Gibing strong consideration here too! The filth, unlawful ticketing, active discrimination, disrepect for history and culture, and a highly unethical Mayor and croanies – all to much ![quote comment=”224273″]I’m out of here in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait. I’m not even going somewhere less expensive; just somewhere nicer. Hoboken was a great place to live, but it’s falling apart and it will only get worse. It took me a while to admit that even though the evidence was there. Now I am very happily moving on to a better community![/quote]

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken

This should be somewhat better for residents, businesses, and visitors. Potentially more space turnover, clear signage, pricing leveled, fairly cheap for visitors, still free for residents, free/unlimited after 9pm for overnight parking(?)

animal_lover
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animal_lover

DREAM ON! Leave your car for more than four hours over night and you will be minimally ticketed. The ballon was squeezed in one area of fraud so the city had to find another.[quote comment=”224264″]This should be somewhat better for residents, businesses, and visitors. Potentially more space turnover, clear signage, pricing leveled, fairly cheap for visitors, still free for residents, free/unlimited after 9pm for overnight parking(?)[/quote]

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken

No, see these are meter spots now, enforced from 9am to 9pm, Mo-Sa.[quote comment=”224265″]DREAM ON! Leave your car for more than four hours over night and you will be minimally ticketed. The ballon was squeezed in one area of fraud so the city had to find another.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Betcha Jersey City, Union City and Weehawken small business are happy to take the business
from Hoboken since parking is much easier there.

sunnybrook
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sunnybrook

If one has a Hoboken resident parking permit, do they still need to feed these meters?

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