Pedestrian & Traffic Workshop
I’d like to file this under “common sense,” however, with our bulging population and limited foresight, workshops like this are unfortunately necessary to remind residents of the imminent dangers that exist in Hoboken. 4th Ward Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer has organized this event for all of us to attend.
Pedestrian & Traffic Workshop for Southwest Hoboken
7:00 – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 29th
Come to the Multi-Service Center to learn more! (corner of 2nd & Grand Streets)
Are you sick of the traffic? Do you want to make our streets safer for pedestrians, bicycles, and drivers? Then please come and join a hands-on workshop to help the City develop a plan that works for our neighborhood. As we plan for new park space and development in Southwest Hoboken, it is important that the community be involved in the planning process. Everyone is welcome. The more participation, the better the final plan.
Thanks for listening, and hope to see many of you next Tuesday. Please email if you think you can make it to the workshop.
How’s this workshop going to work anyway?
- Breakout into Pedestrian, Park & Driving Groups: Three different groups will brainstorm traffic flow solutions for Southwest Hoboken from a pedestrian perspective, a parks perspective, and an automotive perspective with guidance from a transportation engineer.
- Sharing insight on dangerous areas and ideas for solutions: We want to gather as much insight as possible from local residents. People watching and dealing with traffic flow patterns every day, trying to cross the streets, biking or driving, have insight into the traffic problems in our neighborhood and the potential solutions. We need to hear from people in order to incorporate their concerns and ideas into a final plan.
- Review of Input by Transportation Engineer: A concerned Hoboken resident and experienced transportation engineer has volunteered his time and expertise to review the input from residents, review the recommendations in the Master Plan, and then put together potential traffic flow solutions.
- Public Review of Proposed Solutions: After a plan has been developed, workshop participants and all Hoboken residents will be invited back to give their input on the plan.
- Final plan presented to City: Once a final plan has been developed, the Parking and Transportation Subcommittee will recommend that the City conduct a traffic study to fully analyze the proposed plan.
Regardless of future development, Hoboken clearly needs to address traffic issues in the Southwest. More importantly, we need to ensure that traffic implications are fully considered when future development decisions are made.
As I said so often during my three campaigns, we need to make sure that whatever development we do in the Southwest is done in a way that makes our traffic situation better not worse.