Reader Mail: Snow Removal

Here’s a letter about a topic that seems to come up year after year. The responsibility of property owners in Hoboken, and how well they care for the sidewalks thousands of pedestrians traverse each time it snows. I for one, pay much more attention to the various sidewalk material and how it’s shoveled. Surfaces such as slate get extremely slippery and have taken a few spills here in town during the last decade.

He writes:

snowy-sidewalk.jpgDear Hoboken411,

After last week’s snow fall, I found the conversation with other Hoboken residents the same as every year…

Does Hoboken have a city ordinance on snow removal and if so, who enforces it? Who’s responsibility is it to clear sidewalks and other pedestrian locations, i.e.
bus stops and crosswalks at intersections?

Walking to the PATH train everyday and back home in the evenings, I found myself and others walking in ridiculous patterns to avoid slipping on the unremoved snow that had remained on the sidewalk since the morning walk to work. Jumping over mounds of snow that had frozen at crosswalks was nothing new either.

Hopefully someone will know the answers to these problems the residents of Hoboken face every time in snows.

Thanks,
Tony

Bonus question: Where is that picture?

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28 Comments on "Reader Mail: Snow Removal"


MidnightRacer
Member
8 years 7 months ago

Only if the city subsidizes the pepper

dirtyjerz
Member
8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”70184″]I wonder if repaving the city with white salt blocks would work. It’s a strange idea, but hey – you never know.[/quote]

You going to fund this?

MidnightRacer
Member
8 years 7 months ago

I wonder if repaving the city with white salt blocks would work. It’s a strange idea, but hey – you never know.

dirtyjerz
Member
8 years 7 months ago

I’ve gone up 2nd street during my runs. I don’t remember seeing it, but it’s common everywhere. Not sure what’s worse. Trying to avoid that or get around people who walk side by side and don’t move for you.

MidnightRacer
Member
8 years 7 months ago

Stop whining and just loop some chains around your shoes.

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