Thanks, Pearson! Hoboken loses 12 parking spots!

Hoboken loses 12 parking spots thanks to Pearson and bike lanes tooNow that construction has started on the big Pearson Education project down by the waterfront, not only do nearby residents have to endure the years of construction noise and debris – but Hoboken loses 12 parking spots to boot! Not only that – we also lost part of a bike lane, too! Oh, the humanity!

With parking at a bare minimum in Hoboken, something as seemingly minor as this “inconvenience” will still impact drivers, area businesses, and heck – even the city coffers as less parking tickets and boots can be issued (although they’ll just probably write more fake tickets they’re known for issuing to make up for it!)

It brings up an interesting question, though. Because the road was narrowed, and parking spots lost – does Pearson have to pay the city the daily “temporary no parking” rate of $40 per spot? That’s nearly $15,000 per month!

I’m sure if I moved a dumpy sofa in the middle of the road causing spots to be lost – they’d be all over me!

Do you think that large construction projects that cause quality of life issues for both residents and visitors should be handled differently? Maybe Pearson can hand out free parking for drivers in the garage next door? Or temporary parking hang tags to allow drivers to park on permit-parking restricted side streets?

There’s always something affecting our street parking in Hoboken…