What could Hoboken use LESS of?

4/16/2010:

Something has to go, right?

Over the past few years, a running joke here amongst Hoboken411 readers has been about retail stores. Each time a business closed or changed, many residents would say something along the lines of “hope it’s not another dry cleaner, nail salon, or Realtor!”

We’ve learned that even those businesses aren’t immune to failure, as several have come and gone themselves.

So in an effort to truly see what Hoboken residents really don’t want – I’ve tried my best to compile a list of the most common things the community doesn’t care for anymore.

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Three things I'd like to see LESS of in Hoboken are:

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68 Comments on "What could Hoboken use LESS of?"

bgw
Member

IF a biker rides on the sidewalk, regardless of whether this is safe or legal or not, they should follow the same procedures as a pedestrian. This means that they must stop at crosswalks and not just blow through the middle of the street without checking oncoming traffic first. With cars parked so close to the corners, it is near impossible for drivers to see pedestrians about to cross the street, let alone cyclists. Furthermore, if they are riding in the street without a bike lane, they must follow traffic rules (ride with the flow of traffic, stop at stop signs, etc). As someone who drives to work every day and has a garage spot a half mile from my apartment, I can appreciate concerns of both drivers and pedestrians in this town, and almost every day I am frustrated with the lack of respect some people in this town have for the law and for each other.

Journey
Member
Journey

I believe even with a bike lane they must still obey traffic signage and travel the correct direction on a one way street.

In response to bgw who said:
IF a biker rides on the sidewalk, regardless of whether this is safe or legal or not, they should follow the same procedures as a pedestrian. This means that they must stop at crosswalks and not just blow through the middle of the street without checking oncoming traffic first. With cars parked so close to the corners, it is near impossible for drivers to see pedestrians about to cross the street, let alone cyclists. Furthermore, if they are riding in the street without a bike lane, they must follow traffic rules (ride with the flow of traffic, stop at stop signs, etc). As someone who drives to work every day and has a garage spot a half mile from my apartment, I can appreciate concerns of both drivers and pedestrians in this town, and almost every day I am frustrated with the lack of respect some people in this town have for the law and for each other.

bgw
Member

Absolutely. I was unclear.

In response to Journey who said:
I believe even with a bike lane they must still obey traffic signage and travel the correct direction on a one way street.

plywood
Member
plywood

This town, like Cincinnati, could use more music and Les Nessman.

youme66
Member
youme66

We could use less of Dawn Zimmer and her status quo machine politics.

mooshu
Member
mooshu

Floods. We need less floods.

Oh, wait.

emarche
Member

Double-parking. Definitely double-parking. It’s getting ridiculously dangerous out there – almost had a head-on collision with one of NJ Transit’s finest this weekend thanks to some idiot who was double-parked in the north-bound lane on Washington. If you absolutely, positively, life-depends-on-it have to park…how about NOT parking smack in the middle of a heavily trafficked street?

plywood
Member
plywood

I think the problem here is that most double parkers think that their life is a trial to such an extent that they are entitled to abridge the rights and safety of others. Whoops, my bad, they don’t give the rights and safety of others any thought, they’re already running late goddammit.

In response to emarche who said:
Double-parking. Definitely double-parking. It’s getting ridiculously dangerous out there – almost had a head-on collision with one of NJ Transit’s finest this weekend thanks to some idiot who was double-parked in the north-bound lane on Washington. If you absolutely, positively, life-depends-on-it have to park…how about NOT parking smack in the middle of a heavily trafficked street?

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