Extended sidewalks & curbs: About time!

Hoboken finally gets around to making pedestrian improvements

It doesn’t take a genius or six-figure cronies at City Hall to figure out simple ways to improve pedestrian safety. It just takes a little common sense and wherewithal.

The problem with getting things done in a city filled with egotistical and in-fighting politicians is – well, that is the problem exactly.

For nearly FIVE YEARS, Hoboken411 has been giving the city of Hoboken FREE common sense ideas, like these curb-extensions implemented near the PATH station downtown. It was one of my first Intersection Tutorials back in 2006. I even praised a similar curb design near the Monroe Center back in 2007. Definitely not an epiphany or brilliant concept invented recently here in Hoboken.

These improvements, while logical, don’t deserve a round of applause or standing ovations – rather should be filed under: “Better late than never. Took long enough! Now get back to work, taxpayer funded employees of the residents!”

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3 Comments on "Extended sidewalks & curbs: About time!"

QJ201
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QJ201

Isn’t this work at the PATH station being paid for by a grant? If the city had taken money from our own budget, you’d be b*tching that there were other more important priorities for our money.

djagain2000
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djagain2000

Touche my good man….

Situations like this are like the weather. Only half of the people are happy and the other half is unhappy at any given time. For example, “it’s too hot outside” or “it’s too cold outside” or “Winter is too long” or “Fall was too short” and so forth. Granted, we are all entitled to our opinions, but it’s somewhat comical how you’ll always find someone who is pissed of about anything that you do, always always always. 8) [quote comment=”209012″]Isn’t this work at the PATH station being paid for by a grant? If the city had taken money from our own budget, you’d be b*tching that there were other more important priorities for our money.[/quote]

prag
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Nice. They should do this on the NE corner of Marin and Observer. There isn’t enough room there to get a stroller by. It’s barely 3ft wide with a sign sticking up right in the center.

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