Hertz corner antics continue…

Hertz on Demand car sharing in Hoboken has issues

Taking street parking away from residents for Hertz on Demand (a for-profit corporation) has definitely seen it’s share of complaints from residents. Parking has not gotten easier in Hoboken (except on major holidays at around 4:15am in the pouring rain), and no matter how fool-proof anyone thinks this “plan” is – someone always finds a way to botch it.

Like this nimrod who parked the Hertz on Demand toy-car close to the intersection here at 11th and Hudson – scraping against a bollard and endangering pedestrians.

I still think they should figure out a way to give these parking spots back to car-owning residents – and put the Hertz cars in private garages somewhere. People have to stop getting spoiled because these rental cars are just a block or two from their apartments (walking does a body good), and the local government ought to stay out of private enterprise.

Oh – the car was parked all day yesterday without a ticket – but received a summons today.

8 Responses

  1. hoboken411 says:

    FYI – HPD had the car towed this evening…

  2. CumpyCP says:

    this site should rename to HobokenComplainers411.

    “…endangering pedestrians”? How exactly?

    • hoboken411 says:

      @Cumpy – People try to make right turns on red there all the time – and because the crosswalk is obscured, the oncoming pedestrian takes longer to be in the drivers line of vision. I witnessed a close call myself. I tell it like it is – not what a sugar coated press release wants me to say.

      • blueskyrunning says:

        I agree with Hoboken411 – drivers cannot see pedestrians when cars block the view of the corner. This is even worse at night. Pedestrian street crossings should not be a game of chance.

        From this instance it appears that one of the problems with the Hertz/Zip Car concept is the lack of any sense of responsibility from the user-drivers; I hope there is recourse against the idiot who parked the car in the middle of the street – after all in the photo it is clear the car was not in its approved parking spot.

        In any case, I don’t think this means that we should put rental cars in garages, especially if it is helping reduce the total number of cars on the street.[quote comment=”217055″]@Cumpy – People try to make right turns on red there all the time – and because the crosswalk is obscured, the oncoming pedestrian takes longer to be in the drivers line of vision. I witnessed a close call myself. I tell it like it is – not what a sugar coated press release wants me to say.[/quote]

  3. CumpyCP says:

    Have you considered wearing a helmet when you cross the street? Really. I mean that. And if not, why?

  4. camel2 says:

    Looks like 411 finally got to Ian Sacs. He resigned today, moving away. Gone by October 15th. Thanks for nothing Jersey City resident Ian Sacs! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out you stuttering puppet!

  5. whineanddineinhob says:

    Finance director Nick Triasate (who served with Judy Tripodi) is also gone. His replacement is taking over immediately. Can’t wait to see what this story unfolds considering it doesn’t seem to be the result of a planned resignation.

  6. HomeTeam says:

    Sacs is leaving? In his honor, I’ll pee on the bike lane death trap on Jackson St tonight.

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