Angle parking on Hudson suspended

4/29/2010:

Less parking spaces (for now)

According to street signs (and the Hoboken Police) angled parking on Hudson Street south from 4th Street has been replaced with parallel parking. This was apparently ordered by the Hudson County Sheriffs Department. Not sure if it’s just temporary while they pave (and will be re-instituted once paving is complete and lines have been painted.) Will update later as necessary.

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Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Just a note on Hudson St. since its repaving…. cars are using this extra wide street as two lanes. Numerous times, I have seen or experienced the car in one “lane” stop for a pedestrian who wants to cross, but the impatient driver in the other “lane” will go around the paused car, coming VERY close to hitting the pedestrian who is now in the middle of the street.

It’s been about six weeks since the repaving. A call to city hall found that the parking czar’s office does NOT have the repainting schedule available (and why should they? they are only in charge of striping, according to their webpage 🙄 ).

I sent Sacs an email, ha ha, but since it took three weeks to get a response to my last email, I suggest a new poll to 411: how many people will be hit before Sacs gets his job done?

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
Furey,before you were a gleam in daddys eye there was angle pkg on washington st around city hall..around the mid 20s and early thirties..When you can see a photo of a cop on the corner of newerk and Washington st across from the Fabian theater..That poor cop was put there as punishment no traffic lights at the time…Mayor Mc feely did that as punishment..Notice the pics of the cars angled on the street.no meters no bull chit..Nothing new ,just a repeat of history..now its three cars to a family..by the way the pkg authority started out as a non profit thing…red vest saw it as a money cow and took it over.You have to pay to park in your town..rotflmao.[quote comment=”193549″]Just a note on Hudson St. since its repaving…. cars are using this extra wide street as two lanes. Numerous times, I have seen or experienced the car in one “lane” stop for a pedestrian who wants to cross, but the impatient driver in the other “lane” will go around the paused car, coming VERY close to hitting the pedestrian who is now in the middle of the street.It’s been about six weeks since the repaving. A call to city hall found that the parking czar’s office does NOT have the repainting schedule available (and why should they? they are only in charge of striping, according to their webpage ).I sent Sacs an email, ha ha, but since it took three weeks to get a response to my last email,… Read more »
upyurs
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upyurs

You need NJ State approval to have angle parking.City under Mr Roberts never had it. Now that we have a new administration Mr SAX decided to go to parallel parking. It makes sense since things are very tight between 4th and 1st on Hudson

homeworld
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I also wonder how many of the stop signs put up within the last few years didn’t receive NJDOT approval.

You can pay a $25 fee to find that out if a stop sign is legally valid or not. If it’s not and you get a ticket for going through it, the judge will have to throw the ticket out.

In response to upyurs who said:
You need NJ State approval to have angle parking.City under Mr Roberts never had it. Now that we have a new administration Mr SAX decided to go to parallel parking. It makes sense since things are very tight between 4th and 1st on Hudson

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

The one at 5th and Bloomfield must have not been approved, which is why they took it down. NO THANKS to the losers at city hall who couldn’t possibly call me to return my repeated calls asking about this.[quote comment=”191572″]I also wonder how many of the stop signs put up within the last few years didn’t receive NJDOT approval. You can pay a $25 fee to find that out if a stop sign is legally valid or not. If it’s not and you get a ticket for going through it, the judge will have to throw the ticket out. In response to upyurs who said:

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briank
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briank

Furey- thx for info but question still stands why county is administering a street that is wholly
located in hoboken and doesn’t cross into any other towns (like willow).

Furey
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I gleaned this from Wikipedia:

“This is a Non-500 Series County Routes. These, by definition, are discontinuous across county borders and must be contained entirely within that county. They are typically of a lesser classification of streets like minor aterials or collector roadways rather than major arterials or thoroughfares. As every piece of New Jersey is part of an incorporated municipality, every road not designated a county or state route is locally maintained.”

It has probably been a county maintained road for a very long time. I’m not an expert on why some roads are county vs city, I can only hazard that for emergency routes you have some roads that are county owned and maintained. Like in Hoboken I would guess that the county maintains a certain number of cross city roads that they are responsible for keeping in good order (road/plowing/etc) in case of emergencies/weather.

In response to briank who said:
Furey- thx for info but question still stands why county is administering a street that is wholly
located in hoboken and doesn’t cross into any other towns (like willow).

briank
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briank

While this makes sense from a public safety angle, I am wondeing why the city needs to get approval to change a road that is a city road and not a county road. On other threads I have seen that changing stop signs in town would require county approval (ie all north south roads are non stop while east west have stop signs). This is why we have an average property tax bill that is twice the national average. Two stupid bureaucracies instead of one stupid bureaucracy.

homeworld
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Hudson Street is a Hudson County Road, not a municipal road.

In response to briank who said:
While this makes sense from a public safety angle, I am wondeing why the city needs to get approval to change a road that is a city road and not a county road. On other threads I have seen that changing stop signs in town would require county approval (ie all north south roads are non stop while east west have stop signs). This is why we have an average property tax bill that is twice the national average. Two stupid bureaucracies instead of one stupid bureaucracy.

Furey
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Hudson St is County Road 679

In response to briank who said:
While this makes sense from a public safety angle, I am wondeing why the city needs to get approval to change a road that is a city road and not a county road. On other threads I have seen that changing stop signs in town would require county approval (ie all north south roads are non stop while east west have stop signs). This is why we have an average property tax bill that is twice the national average. Two stupid bureaucracies instead of one stupid bureaucracy.

homeworld
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I bet the City changed it to angled without ever obtaining the necessary approvals from the County.

Furey
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This makes sense. Plus, the angled parking narrows the road and probably makes it harder to plow in winter, and harder for emergency vehicles (like firetrucks & ambulances) to drive down the street and make turns.

In response to homeworld who said:
I bet the City changed it to angled without ever obtaining the necessary approvals from the County.

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