Hoboken Bike & Pedestrian meeting today
Thank Cammarano & Corzine for at least one good thing
State of NJ sponsors study to improve transportation issues in Hoboken
Before the past Governor was out-voted in last November’s election, Bike activists spoke with Peter Cammarano at pre-arrest fundraiser, and mentioned how important it was to have a bicycle / pedestrian Study in Hoboken. Presto, before you could say “pay-to-play,” the Commissioner of Transportation authorized a $125,000 study by real consultants not local hacks. Kudos to Corzine! Will Hoboken get it’s money worth?
Public Visioning Meeting tonight 8/3 starting at 4:30pm
Hoboken Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
When: From 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street)
Why?: Everyone who has ideas as to how make Hoboken work better and safer for those who choose to walk and bike and also for those who choose to drive.
Special invitation to those who get no respect:
- Pedestrians who take their life in their hands crossing the street;
- Bicyclist who get tail gated, honked at and told to get on the sidewalk;
- Motorist and pedestrians who get blindsided by bicyclist going against traffic;
- Motorist and bicyclist who are plagued by jaywalkers;
- All of us terrorized by bicyclist using sidewalks as freeways.
Come tell it how it is and how it might be fixed! A good turnout will prod the mayor to make good on this study.
411 Note: While this may be a good idea to “talk” about the issues concerning residents – here’s an novel idea that would save the $125,000 in taxpayer money.
All of these problems could be solved with common sense and self-preservation. We wouldn’t need bike lanes, special speed bumps, hundreds of extra traffic lights, signs, markings, and other real life “Idiot’s Guides” if society as a whole focused on the most important things – rather than getting distracted by electronic gadgets, loud music, ogling at passerby and so on. Then again, we could use that money for something else – to repair the 1000’s of potholes on Hoboken streets. Just sayin’.