City vehicles for personal use?

8/28/2009:

Why is this van here?

One Hoboken411 reader has emailed me a few times, indicating that she’s seen this Hoboken Recreation van parked in various areas – as if it was being used as personal transport – including during the weekend – and when no “recreational” events were taking place nearby.

I would suspect that a city vehicle belongs in some kind of gated area or garage when it’s not being used for official city business. But then again – this is probably as minimally important in the grand scheme of things – along the lines of more bike lanes in town. So take it for what it’s worth. Just relaying the message!

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38 Comments on "City vehicles for personal use?"

HOB424
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HOB424

Did anyone notice the bike lanes along the sidestreets? Noticed that 12th street has painted bike lanes. On a side street, there is a minimal amount of room between the car in motion and the parking on both sides, bikes will not fit and if they try, that’s just too much risk.

homeworld
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More expensive parking decals would do the trick, too.

sonofagunk
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sonofagunk

So there are too many cars, and people’s solution is to add more parking decks? A couple of people here even said they would get a car if there were cheap parking uptown. What we need is LESS PARKING or MORE EXPENSIVE parking (I rent a spot). Force the people that only keep their cars to use 1 time a month because it is paid for to think again. We need less cars!

professor pinetop
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professor pinetop

strict enforcement of parking rules should include making sure that no out of state registered vehicles can get “resident” permits – the argument that many of the non-state registered vehicles are company cars is patently untrue – no company wants to allow its fleet to be in violation of state law. most of the time one sees out of state plates on residents’ vehicles it is because they are registered at their parents’ homes to save on insurance. if you live here, register your car here.

professor pinetop
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professor pinetop

hoboken has had more cars than parking spaces since the late 70s. this trend has gotten worse with the new construction of “luxury condos”; new residents move in with cars (earlier transplants who came from nyc did not own vehicles and took public transportation to work; many of our new residents drive to work) that take up the parking space assigned to their unit and then their room-mates street park.

we need to find a way to get the business owner’s/employee’s vehicles off washington street by day (would free up parking for their customers) and find places for the nightlife visitors that do not take up residential spaces.

as far as bike lanes go, the more the merrier but right now we seem to be putting them on the wrong side of the street.

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