Why suspend alternate side parking?

Why suspend alternate side parking after big blizzards?

Do you think it’s stupid that the city suspends alternate side parking for days following a major storm?

Didn’t they used to move the cars (via tow truck) and plow the roads (and move the cars back?)

Anyway, Hoboken resident Claudia thinks it’s not only stupid, but dangerous:

why suspend alternate side parking after blizzard in Hoboken“I can’t think of a better reason to “street clean” than feet of snow covering the street creating multiple hazards. But why does our town consistently suspend alternate side parking after a storm?

It’s beyond dangerous for people and cars.

The longer the snow sits on the street the worse off we all are. Who is this benefiting? Wouldn’t everyone be better off if our streets were clear??

I tried calling the parking utility today and could not get an answer.

I know some have joked about snow being on the street until March but I’m not laughing because after 4 winters here I know it’s the truth.

Respectfully,
Claudia
Resident of Madison street since February 2012

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6 Comments on "Why suspend alternate side parking?"

Messenger16
Member
Messenger16

The city needs for somebody to start the discussion. Now you just need the city to listen to the people. Good job Claudia.

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

We need a new admin , the discussion involved professionals whose salaries we all pay and the incompetent Mayor chooses to ignore professionals and has no snow removal plan. School was called off because she can’t even fathom the basics – after it has been explained over and over.

briank
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briank

Last year 411 and others complained when the city tried to more forcefully get lazy people off their asses to move their cars during designated street cleaning hours so that snow could be removed by upping the fine. It was ridiculed again just last week. But then the city suspends alternate side and the same people complain. Too damn funny.
Lastly, they might as well suspend because until all snow emergency routes are cleared, they aren’t coming to the other streets. Let’s wait for the same people to complain about getting ticketed next week because they were too lazy to dig out their car for 10 days.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Car were removed on both sides of streets for days and no work what-so-ever was done! The City said they were unable to clear the streets because of snow conditions. The County was ready, willing and able to step in -like they did the prior year in clearing our streets- but despite the professional advice of the Safety Director , the Fire Chief and the School board, the Mayor refused County help. And yes it was a wait for the big thaw out and the grossly improper assumption of risks by the City.

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

Because last year they did not suspend and they did not clear snow. In an incompetents mind, this is improving the way government works. People like yourself are on to the admin antics.

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