City Hall cares less about double parking

8/6/2010:

Every day jammed to the brim

Hoboken411 reader Suzie rides along Washington Street frequently – and notices how often the west side of the Avenue between 1st and 2nd is constantly jammed with double parkers.

“It’s like another lane on a highway every single day. You’d think that since it’s so close to city hall, at least someone from the administration would be keeping an eye on their own neighborhood at least. Could it be hat they’re too busy planning on taking more parking spots away from normal drivers to care?”

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11 Comments on "City Hall cares less about double parking"

homeworld
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Even when cops in Hoboken do “enforce” the law, they just flash their lights and beep their siren to get the person to come out and move the car.

In NYC they’ll stick a ticket on your car even if you’re sitting in the driver’s seat.

jcboyz
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jcboyz

Why do you feel the need to RAT on everyone? This is a city and sometimes there is no parking so sometimes I need to double park for 3 minutes to pick up food or dry cleaning.

You are the first person to display all of the retail that goes out of business but you are happy to damage these businesses by wanting everyone to get a ticket who is patronizing them.

Maybe you should take your camera and walk down Jackson Street and take pictures of everyone drinking in public and trying to sell drugs to anyone that walks by.

hoboken hammer
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hoboken hammer

This is a city… a one square mile city. Really unnecessary to drive in town unless you are elderly or handicapped – there is a dry cleaner on every corner and most food places deliver. [quote comment=”195726″]Why do you feel the need to RAT on everyone? This is a city and sometimes there is no parking so sometimes I need to double park for 3 minutes to pick up food or dry cleaning. You are the first person to display all of the retail that goes out of business but you are happy to damage these businesses by wanting everyone to get a ticket who is patronizing them. Maybe you should take your camera and walk down Jackson Street and take pictures of everyone drinking in public and trying to sell drugs to anyone that walks by.[/quote]

Easy-E
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Yeah, it’s someone else’s fault if you get a ticket for double parking and anyone who complains about double parking are secretly trying to drive people out of business. I bet they hate America and babies too.

If you care about the PJs so much, go over yourself and take some photos.[quote comment=”195726″]Why do you feel the need to RAT on everyone? This is a city and sometimes there is no parking so sometimes I need to double park for 3 minutes to pick up food or dry cleaning. You are the first person to display all of the retail that goes out of business but you are happy to damage these businesses by wanting everyone to get a ticket who is patronizing them. Maybe you should take your camera and walk down Jackson Street and take pictures of everyone drinking in public and trying to sell drugs to anyone that walks by.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

not cops its that unkempt stripped blond named tr***cy that is always out of uniform
riding her electroic cart and hitting people on the corners lest then 20 feet..Then we have the zip cars on the corners she leaves alone …we r watching u shim..she parks in the pkg garage for a reason..ian where the f is your logic?

hobores
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hobores

Most people dont realize how lucky we are that cops dont just ticket you the moment you double park. Because of the lack of parking, sometimes it becomes necessary to double park, and i only support this if you are running in and out, under 3 – 4 mins to pickup/drop off something.

its totally unacceptable to have to navigate Washington Ave with double parkers on both sides.

i think a good system would be to have zero tolerance during rush hours, but during non rush hours, the cop’s willingness to warn double parkers is a sure sign that we live in a good community.

believe me, with the layoffs etc,if the cops wanted, they could book each double parker and justify their size with revenue. But they dont, and we should appreciate that even though we live in an urban setting, we have some of the comforts of the suburban living.

matt_72
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It only becomes necessary if you are too lazy to walk.[quote comment=”195684″]Most people dont realize how lucky we are that cops dont just ticket you the moment you double park. Because of the lack of parking, sometimes it becomes necessary to double park, and i only support this if you are running in and out, under 3 – 4 mins to pickup/drop off something.its totally unacceptable to have to navigate Washington Ave with double parkers on both sides.i think a good system would be to have zero tolerance during rush hours, but during non rush hours, the cop’s willingness to warn double parkers is a sure sign that we live in a good community.believe me, with the layoffs etc,if the cops wanted, they could book each double parker and justify their size with revenue. But they dont, and we should appreciate that even though we live in an urban setting, we have some of the comforts of the suburban living.[/quote]

hobores
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hobores

Walk? nice answer the the entire parking issue.

In fact, i think you should promote that as a way to combat dependency on oil. might win a Nobel prize…..

[quote comment=”195687″]It only becomes necessary if you are too lazy to walk.

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whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Taking the #126 or #89 bus home from work is another adventure when you reach 2nd and Washington. Even the bus has to double park at this location because contractors going into the hardware store have trucks in the bus stops. And if it isn’t the contractors, it’s the Asian workers from the eateries sitting there inside their cars smoking and reading papers. And lets not get me started on what goes on when you reach Newark & First right outside the mayors office.

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