Pedestrian Saftey Program
Starting February 1st (a little more than three months till election time), the “Walk Safe Hoboken” program will begin.
This will be paid for with an $18,000 grant. Not sure what they plan on doing with this money. Common sense should be inherent. You think brochures and classes teaching us how to walk and drive will be helpful? They’ve always had the ability to ticket jay-walkers, double-parkers and other traffic offenders. Aren’t punishments usually good lessons too?
Have any of you seen the “traffic calming yield to pedestrian signs” that have been literally smashed by a car? I have.
I still say making it impossible to park near intersections is probably the best way to improve intersection safety overall.
If all else fails, just start prohibiting pedestrian traffic, and let the nutso drivers win.
From the Hoboken City Website here.
Pedestrian Safety Campaign Continues
The Hoboken Police Department will begin a new comprehensive pedestrian safety project beginning February 1st, announced Mayor David Roberts. The initiative is part of an ongoing quality of life campaign to protect pedestrians.
Named “Walk Safe Hoboken,” the project is aimed at protecting pedestrians through education, enforcement and education.
“Since the beginning of my administration I have made pedestrian safety a major priority as it is an issue that affects every citizen,” said Mayor Roberts. “Over the past six years we have installed traffic calming devices like speed bumps, “Yield to Pedestrian” signs, and have repainted crosswalks and curbs.”
“Walk Safe Hoboken” is being made possible as a result of an $18,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The enforcement operation will target both moving vehicle and pedestrian violations that place individuals at risk.
Additionally, the grant provides funding for the purchase of educational items designed to raise awareness about pedestrian safety in the community. Presentations will be held in February and will have a special emphasis on children and senior citizens.
The programs will be supervised by Lt. Walter Wehrhahn of the Traffic and Transportation Bureau. For more information, contact Sgt. John Miskulin at (201) 420-5116