Jackson St. becomes more of a mess!

Hoboken residents complain Jackson St. now more constricted

Hoboken411 has received many emails about the “new traffic pattern” on Jackson St. between Newark and Observer.

Basically – what used to be two lanes of traffic has now been reduced to one, but with 10 extra parking spaces and a crazy bike lane that actually runs between two lanes of traffic on the Paterson St. side. That’s a total accident waiting to happen.

One reader said “This is causing huge traffic backups during PM rush hour. The town is so desperate for additional parking that they feel that adding only a few on-street spots on this block is worth the traffic nightmare they have caused in the southwest part of town.”

While another reader, who has not only contacted Mayor Zimmer and Ian Sacs (with zero response), has already been hit by a NJ Transit bus and adds “It’s God awful, and I can’t get any feedback from the city. It has doubled my time to get between the Exxon station and turning onto my street, and each time I honestly feel my life is more and more in danger with people starting to now park on the street, not realizing there’s only one lane now (without warning or signage), using the parking/biking lanes to pass, or going straight through that turn coming out of the city.

It is pure idiocy, but there is no other way for people that need to go north into town, coming home from the south, to get there without driving all the way to Park and people are taking dangerous chances.”

Here’s what they’re talking about:

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10 Comments on "Jackson St. becomes more of a mess!"


Member
get1out
3 years 6 months ago

I have suffered through this intersection too. They need to put it back to two lanes, and add a barrier so that the people going west and turning right cannot immediately get in the left hand land. That makes it safer for the people going east and turning left. Overall it is a terrible intersection, but the volumes require people going both directions to turn in at the same time. If not then it takes forever to get into Hoboken.

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john14
3 years 6 months ago

They should make the open lot to the left a cemetery for all the bikers that perish in this death trap. Perfect use of eminent domain.

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kyoung116
3 years 6 months ago

Let’s invite the Mayor and Mr Sacs for a PM rush hour bike ride through this part of Jackson St. Follow that up with a drive in and out of town and top it all off with a fun game of twilight pedestrian chicken through the “stop sign” crosswalks.

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jchoboken
3 years 6 months ago

This is absolute disaster. What is the best way to contact our moron of a mayor?

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briank
3 years 6 months ago

This change is a mess. Additionally, it seems to me that the green light at Newark/Monroe/Grove has been shortened for those people coming into town now that there is a left turn arrow for those heading out of town. So traffic onto Jackson is slower, and traffic heading straight across Newark eastbound is slower. What needs to e done is a full analysis of the traffic flow in the southwest corner of town. How many cars are driving through there to get onto Paterson Plank Rd? I there was ever a case for eminent domain it would re-routing Paterson Plank… Read more »

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