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: