City Hall not safe to drive by II
I’m still very much disappointed in this intersection, and would hardly expect anyone from City Hall to listen.
Ballard does no good!
I spent some time near this intersection last week and found that vehicles butt right up to the ballard, and it is still difficult to see oncoming traffic. Cars still creep into the lane of traffic to get a better view. Car after car after car.
Why won’t City Hall listen to my previous intersection suggestions? Especially near “home base?”
SEE PREVIOUS UPDATES TO THIS INTERSECTION AFTER THE JUMP…
3/15/2008 Disappointing Update:
Way to go, City Hall!
A little over eight months ago, the city wised-up and installed a parking barrier at the intersection of Newark and Bloomfield to help reduce chances of yet another accident.
While I believed ONE wasn’t enough, and it was still too close to the corner, they put forth the effort nonetheless. I saw yesterday that this barrier is toast, and people are violating the parking law right in front of their faces. Time to fix it! (Thanks to the 411 reader that sent me the pic I didn’t have a chance to get…)
TO CITY HALL: This time, please install TWO barriers, and further up the street. It’s still a bit hard to see if anyone’s coming, especially when an SUV is parked there.
Start your stopwatches now, everyone!
7/11/2007 Original Update:
Hoboken411 gets results!
Here’s an anchored barrier at the intersection of Newark and Bloomfield. I’d still suggest it be a little further back, but it’s definitely a good start.
See the rest of this “right under their noses” story after the jump.
Just a few weeks after the previous accident at the intersection near City Hall, another one happened last night.
I think the intersection parking suggestions myself and many of the readers made really should be looked at by the City Council once and for all. What will it take, a fatality? A lawsuit?
Thanks to the reader for sending in the photos and observation.
“Collision Corner strikes again.
Monday night around 10:20 PM another pretty serious accident @ Bloomfield & Newark St. and as usual illegal parking looks to have been a contributing factor. Illegal parking too close to the corner & often in the cross walk are a regular occurrence on this corner across from City Hall & have contributed to numerous accidents; one accident a while ago occurred at such a high rate of speed that one of the cars jumped the corner & physically hit City Hall. Really, no fooling. Ya think it might be time to ticket & tow the illegal parking regardless of who the car belongs to or put up some type of no parking cones?