Proper sidewalk signage

Hoboken could learn from NYC (re: sidewalks)

As we told you earlier in the week, some major NYC bike paths are very well planned and executed public thoroughfares. And one thing we noticed during our journey – was the proper signage for both bikers as well as pedestrians.

In other words, when bikes were about to enter a pedestrian-heavy area, signs were posted asking riders to dismount from their bikes. On the flipside, pedestrians were advised to stay off the bike paths. Common sense, really.

However, if you ever observe the downtown waterfront in Hoboken (between 340 Grill and Melting Pot for example) – you’ll notice how PACKED the bike path there is with idiotic pedestrians, double-wide strollers and gangs of tourists just standing in the way. It’s obvious the paint does no good, maybe some signage would help? Or are people too busy swiping meaningless info on their smartphones to care what’s around them?

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5 Comments on "Proper sidewalk signage"

3 years 7 months ago

They’ll do it, but will probably bond for this too.

3 years 7 months ago

That section of the downtown waterfront can get pretty hectic, I’m not sure if signs would help but maybe a cell phone jammer would.

Or how about bikes lanes, walking lanes, cellphone user lanes,
jogging lanes, joggers who continuously spit lanes, smoking lanes, tourist lanes, carlos-tourist lanes, and might as well have a designated homeless lane as well as some homeless-only benches.

Or maybe it will all sink into the water and the problem will be solved!

3 years 7 months ago

I think running into/over these idiots with our bikes would be a good start. Other bikers have noted that the ‘bike lanes’ are full of pedestrians, while the ‘pedestrian’ lanes are not.They are always clogging up the ‘bike lane’ with their fat asses, strollers, and ice cream cones. I always use my bell to warn them, maybe I should quit doing that. If you compare the HOB bike lanes vs. NYC’s bike lanes, you’ll see how lame and incomplete ours are, just like our residents…

3 years 7 months ago

I rarely get to New York anymore since I work in north Jersey and have two jobs, but it’s nice to see Hoboken from the other side. Definitely will try to take a trip over one summer weekend. Forgot how fun the city can be.

But I agree with the Hoboken side for sure. Pedestrians just don’t get that they shouldn’t be on the bike path. Although there are signs from what I remember, but they’re not forceful enough.

In Jersey you have to spell it out more dramatically and more often because people here just don’t comprehend much anymore.

3 years 6 months ago

Signage only works for people intelligent enough to read. How do regular drivers force the bikers to obey the street signs or stop signs before somebody gets killed?