Putting the squeeze on – “Chokin’ Hoboken”
Adopting progressive ideals for yourself is one thing – force-feeding them on an entire city population is another.
As we’ve mentioned already, the recent implementation of both rigid bollards on the roads and the cost-prohibitive and limiting nextbike social bike sharing is without a doubt affecting Hoboken. And not necessarily in “happy, happy, joy, joy” ways.
It seems that no one took the existing conditions into consideration.
Yes, it’s true – that during peak times of commerce in Hoboken, delivery trucks (UPS, liquor distributors, Fresh Direct) can create tight squeezes at some intersections. I suppose that is one small price to pay for our so-called free-market economy. But at least those dicey situations are temporary.
Now, with these permanent restrictive eye-sores installed – we have a bigger problem.
- Those implements alone cause difficult navigating for larger vehicles (including crucial fire trucks).
- Where are those delivery trucks going to park now? EVEN MORE IN THE WAY THAN THEY WERE BEFORE!
It’s a lose-lose situation. Hopefully we can clean house one of these days, and “undo” these (only going to get worse) changes.