Delivery Blockage in Hoboken
Delivery Blockage in Hoboken, NJ – Any alternatives?
Hoboken is steadily getting worse and worse each passing year – especially when it comes to motorized transport. And one key element to the situation is the daily delivery blockage!
UPS, FedEx, liquor distributors, moving vans, etc. Couple that with the stupid parking bollards and curb bumps “to keep idiots safe while they wander around on their cell phones,” we’re bordering on “Mad Max” conditions.
And when Washington St. (delivery zones or not) gets re-done in a year or two – there will be even LESS spots.
Take a look at this crazy scene just a block from City Hall. A frickin’ 18-wheeler from Albert’s Organics double-parked RIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION to deliver a pallet of stuff to Basic Foods. It was hazardous for both cars and pedestrians.
Some good ideas – highly unlikely they will ever happen
I’ve always visioned a kind of “central hub” for Hoboken.
A “warehouse” of some kind that is easily accessible for large vehicles. This distribution center would be shared by all major delivery companies and act as a “first stop” for Hoboken, where after packages are processed – they are delivered to their final destination on much smaller vehicles (depending on the cargo).
Conceptually it works – but there are too many pieces to the puzzle in terms of ownership, responsibility, cost, liability and other logistics to ever believe it is something that can become a reality.
I guess this is what happens when a city out-grows itself, and it is no longer sensible to pack people more inside. And don’t mention NYC either – they have a world-class subway. Hoboken has dog-piss covered frozen bicycles.