Hoboken City Hall not safe to drive by
Dangerous Conditions near Hoboken City Hall
Hoboken has been getting pummeled with costly street markings all in the name of “SAFETY.”
Yet, despite the property taxpayers footing the bill for all these fruity implements – dangerous conditions PERSIST!
This is one of the hardest intersections to navigate on a good day. With a steady stream of heads-down entitled pedestrians and speeding cars – you thank your lucky stars each time you pass through without incident.
But it gets even harder when a large vehicle, like this FedEx delivery truck completely impeding your clear view of the road. Even right outside “mayor” don zimmer’s office at city hall, nothing is done to improve safety in Hoboken. They must think sugar-coated press releases make the city safer?
See below how lack of safety near city hall has always been a problem…
Hoboken City Hall not safe!
6/15/2007 Original Post:
At the very least, you’d think that the intersections directly adjacent to City Hall would be the safest and most up to par with parking, adherence to signs, etc.
Not the case. This intersection on the southwest corner of City Hall was the culprit as a hit & run accident took place at around 7:30 this morning. Similar to the intersection just to the north of here, it was City vehicles creating the obstruction.
Here’s what two readers had to say this morning:
One reader, who witnessed the accident and notified police said:
- I heard the crash just now at Newark and Bloomfield. The blue truck took off down Newark (hit/run). I called the cops. On the scanner now. Truck lost his tire on Park. Cop on scanner’s like, “He’s going to jail”. ACTION!
Later on, another reader who noticed they were city vehicles that may have contributed, wrote in and sent pictures:
- Our “corner of perpetual collisions” stuck again this morning at 7:30 AM and as usual an illegally parked vehicle was the contributing factor. The black Jeep, a municipal vehicle was parked on the south side of Newark too close to the corner blocking a driver’s view who is traveling North on Bloomfield. As a nice little added extra bonus the Carpentry van [why do we need full time carpenters?] is parked in it’s standard spot at the hydrant. When a police officer was approached & asked to ticket the illegally parked Jeep he refused saying ‘what’s the sense? It’s a Municipal vehicle & the city will only have to pay the bill’.
The Mayor & City Council person’s have been notified of the danger at this corner, but obviously as of this morning nothing has been addressed to prevent the illegal & very dangerous parking.