Rumble strips installed in Hoboken

11/16/2007:

Here’s a little bit of an improvement for Hoboken. Rumble strips have been installed in various places, such as The Sinatra Speedway Sinatra Drive. Some have also been put in on Hudson St. too.

I’m sure these were installed as a “deterrent” for speeding, but as I watched cars scream around the bend, it was only partially effective. They’re similar to the strips installed near toll booths on the NJ Turnpike (not like the Garden State Parkway, though). My guess it’s to “wake up” possible drunk drivers?

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9 Comments on "Rumble strips installed in Hoboken"

hobojoe
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The biggest problem I have with these rumble strips is that they are both cut in-line for both sides of the roadway. I have seen more than one pedestrian confuse these for a marked crosswalk. The traditional way to install these on a 2-way roadway is to offset the ones on one side of the double-yellow from the other side by a small distance.

homeworld
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The Speed Limit on Sinatra is 35 mph. I don’t understand the point of the rumble strips by the skate park. They don’t make me slow down. There isn’t a cross walk there, so what’s the point.

I’ve seen people scream at cars to “SLOW DOWN” that are clearly going the speed limit. Why do people think the speed limit is 15 mph?

zxcv
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zxcv

Aaaah, never mind. They’re by the skate park rather than the parking lot.

zxcv
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zxcv

Seems to me that they’re at the bottom of the Stevens stairs, right? This is basically where people cross from the Stevens campus to the parking lot near the river. Sounds like a Stevens-oriented pedestrian measure.

The big danger on Sinatra seems to me to be the intersection of 4th and Sinatra. Every time I’m sitting at the red light going south on Sinatra/west on 4th I feel like someone’s going to come wailing around the curve and smash into me, not knowing the red light is there.

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