Reckless paving in Hoboken?

Poor Hoboken paving management – potential dog hazards

As we mentioned the other day – A couple streets in Hoboken are getting band-aided paved. While this is fine and dandy – several residents who own dogs, felt that the jobs were poorly managed.

In some spots, contractors had laid down hot tar, but no personnel or signage were present. Not warning pedestrians, or even closing the sidewalks in these areas presented a very hazardous circumstance for dogs especially. Because coal tar contains Phenol – which is toxic to the animals. One resident said tar got in their dog’s paws, and they had spend hours cutting the hair off, and cleaning them with mineral oil and soap.

While common sense and a little observational skill should lead you away from dangerous conditions like this, the several days of “grooved” pavement due to weather delays apparently made it difficult to tell that the road surface had the tar on it.

It’s a shame that this project wasn’t handled with more care and precautions.

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4 Comments on "Reckless paving in Hoboken?"

HansBrix
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HansBrix

I was thinking the same thing BUT…

Considering that many dog owners cannot, for the life of them, distinguish a blue recycling bin from a regular garbage can (let alone demonstrate higher order cognitive skills such as understanding that a poop bag in an otherwise empty bin is a bad idea, or moral reasoning which would tell them that SOMEONE ELSE’S bins are an inappropriate place to put their poop) I can EASILY believe that a newly paved road surface would be completely undetectable to many dog companions.

Sorry, but dog possession appears to act as a force multiplier of their owner’s lack of self or situational awareness.

homeworld
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Wait, you mean poop isn’t recyclable? There should be some sort of notice that come with a Hoboken dog license stating that since a lot of dog owners can’t grasp that concept. [quote comment=”221437″]I was thinking the same thing BUT…Considering that many dog owners cannot, for the life of them, distinguish a blue recycling bin from a regular garbage can (let alone demonstrate higher order cognitive skills such as understanding that a poop bag in an otherwise empty bin is a bad idea, or moral reasoning which would tell them that SOMEONE ELSE’S bins are an inappropriate place to put their poop) I can EASILY believe that a newly paved road surface would be completely undetectable to many dog companions.Sorry, but dog possession appears to act as a force multiplier of their owner’s lack of self or situational awareness.[/quote]

showme789
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showme789

With all due respect, if someone can’t tell if a road has been recently paved, then perhaps the dog should be walking them…c’mon now, a little common sense goes a long way!

joey maxim
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joey maxim

commen sense..usually prior to paving sewer covers are raised,thats an indication enough in liu of signs..secondly how does one walk a pet on a reciently paved street when there r dog walks etc in parks and at the shipyard? Even as kids we knew better.dogs paws are so tender,and the owner should know better.. 🙄 [quote comment=”221436″]With all due respect, if someone can’t tell if a road has been recently paved, then perhaps the dog should be walking them…c’mon now, a little common sense goes a long way![/quote]

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