More intersection dilemmas

9/4/2008:

Hoboken411 has already mentioned inconsiderate intersection blockers as well as suggestions to make this city safer. However, reader Halley Woloweic has this to add:

Can we do something about it?

Here’s another example of the constant blocking of intersections by beer trucks. This is a weekly occurrence by several beer trucks unloading inventory for Daniels Liquor at Newark and Garden. The trucks park where they can without consideration for the 1-way stop and the blockages they create. Cars are forced to edge out or make a run for it. I’ve seen countless close calls and fights while the delivery drivers mindlessly go about their business. I understand they have to deliver inventory but there needs to be regulation, at the very least they should be required to park on one of the other less vulnerable corners – as they are parked usually for 15-20 minutes at a time.

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We could establish and introduce a comprehensive list of appropriate or ‘safe’ corners at each intersection containing bars and restaurants. Once approved the proprietors of each establishment would have a specified amount of time (1-3 months) to notify their vendors of the new regulation and face fines thereafter – both parking violations and fines to the establishment for non-compliance.

This is a simple list to devise – simply listing the intersection, the establishment(s), and the regulated approved corner(s) for parking.
With a few volunteers from the community and possibly council member support for each ward, this comprehensive list could be quickly typed up and presented to the council for approval.

411 Sez: While a noble idea, I personally think having “lists” like this is too complicated, and would be next to impossible to manage from a “vendor” level.

The alternate plan is much easier: Make “Inner Corners” such as in this example no parking for 50 feet on each side. This would apply to all vehicles, including moving trucks, UPS vans and giant SUV’s…. See this post for more…

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17 Comments on "More intersection dilemmas"

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Do you like gladiator movies?

hobojack
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hobojack

Stop bitching and GET ME MY BEER!!!

dont-cha-know
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dont-cha-know

beer is the lifeblood of this town, the grease that lubricates the gears of our economic machine. our only purpose here is to serve as vessels into which the beer is poured, and then discharged from into the nearest doorway. once we understand our place in this system, we see that it is we who are impeding the function of the beer trucks and not the other way around.

bmoc04
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bmoc04

The one thing I never understood about this corner is why there is a speedbump and a stop sign on Garden Street. But Newark Street, with no stop sign down hill and with limited sight from cars parked on the corner has nothing to warn or slow down traffic.

In my logic, I’d leave the stop sign on Garden and put the speed bump on Newark. I’ve seen quite a few cars get T-Boned here.

9
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STOP MESSING WITH MY BEER. 👿

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