Finally: Intersection Improvements

1/6/2009:

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Action finally taken

Take a look at this article I published on Hoboken411 back in August of 2007.

I outlined some options to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in Hoboken, one of them being improving line of sight at busier intersections by prohibiting parking at “inner corners.”

Well, nearly a year and a half later – it seems like someone at city hall is finally realizing that not only is Hoboken411 right – but is better than a “10th Councilperson.”

Take a look at the photo gallery below. You can see some intersections uptown are getting the bollards to make it easier to see oncoming traffic. Ironically, the two people I spoke with were divided about the new poles. One person was angered that there are now less parking spots, while the other (who had recently witnessed two accidents at that particular corner) – was pleased with the improvements.

(Funny though – in the pictures by the dry cleaner – of course there was a double-parker who defeated the whole purpose of these blockades! Double the fine, I say!)

What do you think?

PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 5 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)

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16 Comments on "Finally: Intersection Improvements"

9
Member

Agreed on 6th/Clinton — tough corner.

MaureenSullivan
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MaureenSullivan

SE corner of 6th and Clinton is a must.

homeworld
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[quote comment=”125597″]you people who perpetuate this “let’s point out double-parkers theme” are just flat-out losers. first, you have nothing better to do with your time. but beyond that, it’s pretty dimwitted to not realize the practical distinction between someone who double-parks for 2 minutes (literally) to run into the cleaners – saving all sorts of inconvenience to said person, while causing noone any disturbance – versus those selfish types that camp an SUV (for example) in front of a take-out place for 15 minutes.[/quote]

I have been doubled parked by three cars at once to the point where I had to hop the curb and drive up on the sidewalk to get out of my space. The double parked cars on Adams street don’t do it for 2 minutes, they don’t even do it for 15 minutes. They do it for hours on end.

Dalton
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Dalton

We need something on the corner of 6th and clinton. Driving up clinton from 1st and this is the first stop sign you reach. The view to the right is terrible. It’s hard enough with a regular car parked on the corner, make it an SUV and all you can do is inch out and pray a maniac is speeding down 6th. Walking to the A&P near there I have seen 1 accident directly and walked past the aftermath of 2 others. The “screech…..crash” sound is one of the most unpleasant sounds I can think of.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”125597″]you people who perpetuate this “let’s point out double-parkers theme” are just flat-out losers. first, you have nothing better to do with your time. but beyond that, it’s pretty dimwitted to not realize the practical distinction between someone who double-parks for 2 minutes (literally) to run into the cleaners – saving all sorts of inconvenience to said person, while causing noone any disturbance – versus those selfish types that camp an SUV (for example) in front of a take-out place for 15 minutes.[/quote]

Or those that constantly double-park by a certain social club while they down a few pints. The PD could make a fortune passing out DUI citations and parking tickets in front of that place if they tried.

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