City vehicles endanger pedestrians & pets

10/6/2010:

Double intersection offenders @ 8th & Hudson

Yesterday, while walking around Hoboken, I tried crossing the street eastbound at 8th and Hudson – only to be impeded by a giant Hoboken “carpentry” van. And since the county paved the roads earlier this year – Hudson Street should be re-named Hudson Highway since drivers go 50mph or faster down these residential corridors.

What happened to those speed bumps on Hudson uptown anyway? Shouldn’t there be more on highly trafficked roads like this? Especially with school in session at Stevens?

Anyway, my dog was nearly hit – and once we finally got across the street, noticed yet another vehicle violating the intersection parking with various Hoboken permits in the windshield. This made it harder for cars coming west on 8th to see southbound Hudson St. traffic. I suppose like the dangerous intersection at Observer and Patersonsomeone has to die before any corrective action is taken.

What city property is near 8th and Hudson that needs the city carpentry van there anyway?

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22 Comments on "City vehicles endanger pedestrians & pets"

truth1
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truth1

Kudos to Police Chief Falco for checking out 13th & Hudson St. crosswalks, and the action being taken. A thank you to Dir. Sacs, Anthony Riccardi and Joe Bucino for the progress at this time. Let’s keep up the good work……. 😛

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

truth i agree with you ..hope the chief brings back the two mc cops that kept order..God forbid some moron in a hurry hits a baby carrage.plus some nannys and moms are on cell phones crossing 13th st..not wise..Also in regard to Ian Sacs is he losing it in regard to giving up pkg passes.?? [quote comment=”198438″]Kudos to Police Chief Falco for checking out 13th & Hudson St. crosswalks, and the action being taken. A thank you to Dir. Sacs, Anthony Riccardi and Joe Bucino for the progress at this time. Let’s keep up the good work……. [/quote]

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Agreed, I saw the motors out every day during my morning commute, very active and useful.

I think the title of this post is sensationalist since are certainly some offending city vehicles, but they probably represent 1% of the daily driving and parking shenanigans in town. I will also give H411 credit for publishing everyday citizen scofflaws as well so not implying any bias.

Disclaimer: I do not work for the city, nor do I know anyone who does. I just think the technology age has given many more people the chance to “see” something without knowing the whole story. (remember the great undercover photo of the officer helping a stranded motorist)[quote comment=”198453″]truth i agree with you ..hope the chief brings back the two mc cops that kept order..God forbid some moron in a hurry hits a baby carrage.plus some nannys and moms are on cell phones crossing 13th st..not wise..Also in regard to Ian Sacs is he losing it in regard to giving up pkg passes.?? [/quote]

truth1
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truth1

Professor: 13 & Hudson St./Traffic signal in a couple of mos….noticed one pedestrian crossing yield sign on east side crosswalk today. Progress….

The Professor
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The Professor

truth1: Where are the signals being installed exactly?

truth1
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truth1

Dir. Sacs informed that traffic signals are going to be installed and that the stop for pedestrian signs are on the list to be installed. Drive and walk safely and remind all you know to stop at the crosswalks for pedestrians. Expect PD attention to this matter. 😛

PressureTreatdLumber
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PressureTreatdLumber

My parents taught me how to cross a street. You wait for the cars to pass, then cross. You go to a crosswalk and wait for the light to change, then cross. Why does everyone feel entitled to walk out whenever they want and expect drivers to stop? Yes, its a law, but its not a smart way to cross a street.

The Professor
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The Professor

I completely agree – not smart to just walk out! My problem is mostly the arrogance of the motorists who have absolutely no intention of stopping and in fact will speed by in utter disregard. When I’m driving and have one of those impatient drivers behind me, I’ll drive extra cautiously so they can follow closely behind and learn how it’s done. [quote comment=”198389″]My parents taught me how to cross a street. You wait for the cars to pass, then cross. You go to a crosswalk and wait for the light to change, then cross. Why does everyone feel entitled to walk out whenever they want and expect drivers to stop? Yes, its a law, but its not a smart way to cross a street.[/quote]

truth1
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truth1

The problem is that they are also speeding and some pedestrians are already in the crosswalk before they really see them. The law was probably passed due to the many serious accidents. It also calls for steep fines of $200.00 and 2 points…..at busy times in the rain, why do people in the crosswalk have to wait rather long for the speeding cars to pass when it is the law. Of course, we should use the old look 1-2-3 Go but it does not always. 😛 [quote comment=”198389″]My parents taught me how to cross a street. You wait for the cars to pass, then cross. You go to a crosswalk and wait for the light to change, then cross. Why does everyone feel entitled to walk out whenever they want and expect drivers to stop? Yes, its a law, but its not a smart way to cross a street.[/quote]

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