Red curbs cost money in Hoboken

Hoboken sets drivers up for failure with red curbs

Give the city of Hoboken a simple task – and they proceed to over-complicate it (like how when Hoboken411 suggested increasing safety at “inner corner” intersections).

Instead of just increasing the “visibility” where two traffic lanes intersect (i.e. bollards) – and simply allowing all the outbound sections parking all the way to the corner, the geniuses at City Hall had to throw a wrench into the equation.

Ridiculous time-limits and NO signage hurt drivers

So now intersections have both yellow and these new RED painted curbs. But nowhere are there signs indicating what they’re for! But I’ll explain it to you.

Red curbs: Never park there ever. That’s simple enough.

Yellow curbs: They USED to be never park there ever – but now a certain percentage of them are “sometimes” OK to park. When? 7pm to 7am. Which ones? Outbound sides of intersections.

However – one might see this as a bit confusing to drivers now. Yeah, I’m saying that this simple concept is not very simple to tell your average idiot. There are yellow curbs everywhere in Hoboken, and once you say that some yellow curbs are OK some of the time – you’re messing with the old rules everyone understood. If you really need this complication – then the “OK sometimes, but NOT OK other times” curbs shouldn’t be yellow. Make them another color (say orange?)

And lastly – the hours are ridiculous. 7am? Either expecting people to get home late from work – or be super-early risers isn’t very convenient.

But in the end, I say down with the red curbs. Too much administration. Just allow the closer corner parking all day every day – and remove the 12 hour restrictions.

This is complicated on purpose to stuff the city coffers with more money from unsuspecting drivers! All for just a measly 10 feet of parking? Unnecessary!

7 Responses

  1. bosmo says:

    I think the new red curbs are great. They were painted by volunteers and although not all street corners have been completed yet I think refreshing the paint is good. The yellow curbs were very inconsistent around town and just as confusing.

    Yes – I agree that the yellow zone rules are slightly confusing but I think trying to relax the 25ft state law is a good move. The reason for the time limits on yellow curbs is to protect the ability for emergency vehicles and buses to be able to make tight turns during the school day.

    I think the color of the curb is irrelevant – people will still park close to intersections if they want to. Kudos to Zimmers dept and the volunteers for trying to improve the situation.

    • john14 says:

      So no emergencies take place at night? That’s the most retarded argument.[quote comment=”216207″]I think the new red curbs are great. They were painted by volunteers and although not all street corners have been completed yet I think refreshing the paint is good. The yellow curbs were very inconsistent around town and just as confusing.Yes – I agree that the yellow zone rules are slightly confusing but I think trying to relax the 25ft state law is a good move. The reason for the time limits on yellow curbs is to protect the ability for emergency vehicles and buses to be able to make tight turns during the school day.I think the color of the curb is irrelevant – people will still park close to intersections if they want to. Kudos to Zimmers dept and the volunteers for trying to improve the situation.[/quote]

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      lmao. left, right, left, right, left, right[quote comment=”216207″]I think the new red curbs are great. They were painted by volunteers and although not all street corners have been completed yet I think refreshing the paint is good. The yellow curbs were very inconsistent around town and just as confusing.Yes – I agree that the yellow zone rules are slightly confusing but I think trying to relax the 25ft state law is a good move. The reason for the time limits on yellow curbs is to protect the ability for emergency vehicles and buses to be able to make tight turns during the school day.I think the color of the curb is irrelevant – people will still park close to intersections if they want to. Kudos to Zimmers dept and the volunteers for trying to improve the situation.[/quote]

  2. paco says:

    Cmon people get with the program please. This has nothing to do with confusing the public… could be more like something like a relative in the paint buisness or something …just sayin 8)

  3. ilovenewjersey says:

    I agree, this is nothing more than a scam disguised as an “improvement” to the already horrendous parking guidelines. Did they run out of colors? What happens when they come up with another set of rules? Red with yellow stripes? Yellow with red stripes? It’s just as bad as the (minimal) difference between the green and white resident and visitor parking signs.

    And as Bosmo mentioned, I also saw church volunteers painting the curbs red a couple weekends ago. Is that really the best use of a church group’s time? Hoboken doesn’t have anyone on staff to paint curbs? Did we run out of money for that? Or maybe the city employees were too busy plastering the streets with bike lane markers for the non-existent bike lanes?

    • paco says:

      City workers probally cashing in on thousands of hours of accured sick and vacation time to beat the traffic and hang out down the beach at wildwood or something.[quote comment=”216238″]I agree, this is nothing more than a scam disguised as an “improvement” to the already horrendous parking guidelines. Did they run out of colors? What happens when they come up with another set of rules? Red with yellow stripes? Yellow with red stripes? It’s just as bad as the (minimal) difference between the green and white resident and visitor parking signs.And as Bosmo mentioned, I also saw church volunteers painting the curbs red a couple weekends ago. Is that really the best use of a church group’s time? Hoboken doesn’t have anyone on staff to paint curbs? Did we run out of money for that? Or maybe the city employees were too busy plastering the streets with bike lane markers for the non-existent bike lanes?[/quote]

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