More Double Parking Frustration

10/9/2009:

Hoboken411 isn’t the only one that thinks double parking is a pain – even your neighbors think so too!

Daily ridiculousness on Jefferson St.

“I wanted to follow up on some recent posts regarding parking in Hoboken. The issue that arose on Hoboken411 was the fact that parkers do not pay attention to the yellow curbs and park too close to the corners (making it hard to see people, turn the corner…)

Another issue I wanted to address again is double parking, which was brought up on 411 last week! Double parking in Hoboken has become absolutely ridiculous. I live on Jefferson Street and everyday there are about six cars (give or take a couple) at one give time double parked. And everyday, the cars that are double parked are blocking in cars that are LEGALLY parked. And everyday, dozens of cars have to honk for a while before anyone even comes out to move their cars for them to get out. The Police drive down my street daily, but barely ever stop or take notice of these illegally parked cars. I’ve had enough.

An employee of “Fitz & Co Maintenance” double parks her car DAILY and does NOT have a Hoboken Parking sticker. (pics attached!). And, everyday she blocks in cars who need to honk to get her attention to move her car. The 2 days where these pictures were taken, she was blocking a fire hydrant!

Like I said, police officers have driven past and have not done anything about this issue. What can we do about it??

This issue is very frustrating for those who actually are allowed to park legally in Hoboken!

Thank you very much!
-Frustated on Jefferson

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9 Comments on "More Double Parking Frustration"

Spring
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Spring

I too live on Jefferson St. And it seems not only is this one of the busiest streets for traffic but because of the social club, Delfino’s and Diana’s the double parking is out of control! The fact that I cannot find a spot anywhere within 3 blocks of my home because of this is ridiculous! Double Parking to unload is one thing, Double Parking in front of an open spot so you won’t get blocked in while you go have dinner, or breakfast is absurd!

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Anyone who shows moxie and uses the word is good.

plywood
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plywood

Spell check: last word should be “moxie”.

plywood
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plywood

It has been my experience that when I have been parked in by double parkers or parked in at a driveway that I call the HPD. They will not respond unless you agree to wait by your car for them to respond. When the black & white arrives, the routine is not always the same, but at a minimum they will run the sirens until the offender shows up, or if they don’t will execute a tow. They may or may not ticket. In either case, a message is sent to the illegal parker, much more so than if you just sit in your car and honk until the illegal parker comes out, mouths an “I’m sorry” and either drives around the block or better yet, the double parker TAKES YOUR SPOT and is rewarded for their misdeed. But yes, calling it in takes a bit of time and moxy.

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Unless the uniformed pd officer was lying to me a few years ago, the police don’t enforce parking issues. They will refer you and your complaint to the HPA. You may know something different, in fact? If so, please share.

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