Street markings {overkill}

Pylon-Palooza in Hoboken!

The hilarity ensues!

The sad, yet short (and hilarious) history of the dopey pylons continues to devolve at 5th Street and Bloomfield Streets.

This classic call from the infamous Howard Cosell’s color commentary of the 1973 George Foreman vs. Joe Frazier fight sums up the “predictably stupid pylons” situation in Hoboken:

Maybe the Hoboken Post Office should adopt a special “postal motto” to read:

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor pylons nor painted red curbs nor gravel nor white lines stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Also, there were two additional pylons on their way out yesterday (doing their best impression of the old “7-10 split.”)

Another one was completely down and almost in the sewer where it belongs.

I’m sure baby stroller props in place of pylons would be more effective. Then again that would desensitize people even further than they already are – so maybe that’s just a bad idea.

Destruction didn’t take long

10/28/2015 Update:

A quick update to our street markings post from last week.

These bollards, pylons whatever you want to call these – are already getting wrecked like pins in a candlestick bowling alley. Tsk, tsk.

wrecked parking bollards in Hoboken NJ

parking bollards wrecked already in Hoboken NJ

Street markings overkill in Hoboken, NJ


The city has lost their marbles. The never-ending need to mess with things, as well as their insatiable thirst for progressive “control” over the populous (a la Denmark) is approaching the breaking point.

We’ve talked about this countless times in the past. All the new “traffic calming” measures and street markings, bollards and more – has created such a tight squeeze in town. Those new “can’t park here” pylons are much heavier-duty than the older orange ones. Not only will these break when struck (costing YOU the property-taxpayer money to fix them), they will ALSO damage cars much more substantially than other more flexible rods (that’s what she said).

Many of the newly re-configured intersections look like the biggest, most confusing cluster-fuck in the world! “Engineers on LSD, Part 1.” Green lines, yellow lines, white lines, red curbs, slippery gravel, random sticks, and now for good measure – fire department symbols (as if the last 100 years the hydrants were not enough? Blame SUV’s?)

One uptown resident along Bloomfield Street said that now neither residents or delivery trucks have a place to temporarily load and unload their vehicles. Hello increased double-parking, Hoboken! Ka-ching!

In addition, it seems that especially on the narrower uptown streets – even FIRE TRUCKS can’t make the turns. Hello death and injury due to delayed HFD response! “Failed logic at city hall,” they said.

This really won’t end in this country until everyone is on programmable tracks being escorted by centrally-controlled robotic vehicles. Seriously.



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9 Comments on "Street markings {overkill}"

10 months 15 days ago

Look I too was like WTF with the gravel…I mean what were they thinking?!?! But the set backs form the corners, I love them, because now I can see if I am about to hit some jack-not locked to a phone wandering into the street.

I happen to be one of those people that things you are NOT owed parking, if you cannot afford a spot, then WTF should my tax dollars be giving you one for free? And if you don’t think that is parking welfare, then you are wrong, The Economist (far from some tree hugger of a rag) even reported many times on the free parking welfare. I say get off the dole, and pay for your parking! I am sick of subsidizing you “lifestyle”

11 months 22 days ago

I just talked to a standing City Council member the other night and that person told me City Hall did not know they were going to be installed…unbelievable!

It just shows how much city hall just does not know this city…Mayor please walk around town every once in a while and learn about the city you govern…

Mrs. L
Mrs. L
11 months 23 days ago

Cars and trucks are still finding ways to park at the intersection. What a waste of money.

11 months 24 days ago

Don’t allow yourself to get your panties in a knot the first time it snows and the plows do their thing these things are history.

11 months 24 days ago

How many lost parking spaces are here because of the BOLLARDS, new extended curbs, Bicycle monstrosities, new construction, and newly painted corner lines which extend several more feet back. TICKETS and BOOTS have increased, and large delivery trucks are having bigger problems making corner turns. The Police are moving them also for safety reasons, no double parking or tickets will be given.What will happen in the ice and snow that is upcoming to all of this?