Invasion of the Hoboken Parking Signs!

8/12/2010:

Birthplace of Baseball, Sinatra and Parking Signs

Hertz Corner Cars and Bike Lanes, in theory, are supposed to cause all Hoboken parking garages to become doomed as thousands of residents readily give up their cars (and their personal freedom of choice). Not the case. Because parking is so scarce in town, competition has become fierce in the garage market.

Like rabbits, signs have seemingly sprouted out of nowhere – especially since the garage at Maxwell Place became open to the public.

At least overnight pricing at some garages is starting to become more in tune with the economy.

But c’mon – isn’t there a city ordinance against putting obnoxious (and sharp) metal signs all over the sidewalk? Heck, the city thinks your bicycles are in the way, how come these things aren’t hauled out of here too?

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5 Comments on "Invasion of the Hoboken Parking Signs!"

Really
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Really

I’m no Zimmer disciple, but if the garages are advertising like crazy to get business, then maybe there are fewer cars around Hoboken looking for parking (thus the need for the garages to drop prices and get more customers). I think you’ve got it backwards.

And when does being allowed to park on the street impede your personal choice of owning a car? It’s not exactly in the Constitution that all communities must provide ample parking for their citizens. You have the choice to pay for parking if you can’t find free parking, but that’s about all the choice you should get.

PS – Hi, I’m new here! 😉

homeworld
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Ample parking day or night. People shouting “Howdy Neighbor!” Heading on down to Hoboken, gonna see if I can’t unwind.[quote comment=”196093″]I’m no Zimmer disciple, but if the garages are advertising like crazy to get business, then maybe there are fewer cars around Hoboken looking for parking (thus the need for the garages to drop prices and get more customers). I think you’ve got it backwards.And when does being allowed to park on the street impede your personal choice of owning a car? It’s not exactly in the Constitution that all communities must provide ample parking for their citizens. You have the choice to pay for parking if you can’t find free parking, but that’s about all the choice you should get.PS – Hi, I’m new here! [/quote]

ZimmSpin
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ZimmSpin

Great, so all those signs should be removed since they’re nowhere near the garages.

Thanks homeworld I’ll notify my councilman (cunningham) to see what he does.

chrispc
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chrispc

All the Maxwell Place signs I’ve seen are on the edge of the Maxwell Place property line, except the one in front of Maxwell’s the music club on Washington Street; Maxwell’s the music club offers parking for patrons at the Maxwell Place garage so that also seems legit. [quote comment=”196085″]Great, so all those signs should be removed since they’re nowhere near the garages.Thanks homeworld I’ll notify my councilman (cunningham) to see what he does.[/quote]

homeworld
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168-45. Exemption; protrusion restrictions; interference. [Added 5-19-82 by Ord. No. C211; amended 9-4-1996 by Ord. No. R-198; 5-17-2000 by Ord. No. R-439]

A. The provisions of this Article shall exempt the display and sale of merchandise by local retail merchants from the sidewalk area directly in front of their own storefronts.

B. Said displays shall not protrude more than six (6) feet from the building line of the merchant’s premises or onethird (1/3) of the sidewalk abutting said premises, whichever is less, provided that a minimum of six (6) feet remains for the pedestrian right-of-way and/or passage way. Trees, tree wells, parking meters, trash receptacles, and other obstructions shall not be considered in determining the proper spacial area of the pedestrian right-of-way and/or passage way. Sidewalk space occupied by these abovementioned obstacles shall not be included in the calculation of available sidewalk area. No such display, sign, advertisement, or other type of placard shall be located in an area outside of the parameters defined herein. No such display shall be so placed as to protrude into or upon the sides of corner properties.

C. No display shall be so placed as to interfere with the pedestrian right-of-way.

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