Dangerous intersection at Jackson Street?

Lack of crosswalk at Jackson Street – dangerous intersection?

Hoboken411 reader “carrie” wanted to shed light on this intersection over at Jackson Street and Paterson Ave. in the SW section of Hoboken. She believes it’s a dangerous intersection due to the lack of identifiable crosswalk markings.

Dangerous Intersection Jackson Street Hoboken NJ no crosswalk

Crossing signal without crosswalk at Jackson Street
“I nearly get hit by a car every night crossing over even though we have a “walk” signal. Myself or someone else is bound to get struck by a vehicle soon. I would walk down to Harrison Street where there is a marked crosswalk, but there is no sidewalk on that side either! So stupid. Mayor Zimmer, who lives in the 4th Ward should have done something about this, considering she’s been a politician for over six years. But I don’t think anything will ever be done about it.”

I guess we’ll have to wait till someone gets flattened by a car for something to be done. The joys of living in Hoboken!

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4 Comments on "Dangerous intersection at Jackson Street?"

rational
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rational

Something actually was done in the weeks leading up to thanksgiving. 2 AAA vest wearing morons were posted to regulate traffic. The problem was that they had no clue what they were doing. They were allowing Observer Parkway traffic to flow unimpeded and choking the traffic from Jackson. This caused massive delays on all of the major roads around the area.

Thankfully, they have been removed.

carrie
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This is not the same intersection you are mentioning. The traffic controllers are at the Newark and Jackson intersection. The intersection I am talking about is Observer and Jackson. It is a severe oversight by the town. A crosswalk light, without a crosswalk, with a busy intersection that requires traffic controllers a block away?? Also, absolutely no sidewalk on the South side of Observer between Jackson and Harrison, that also has a bus stop, is complete disregard for the safety of pedestrians. But robot garbage pails are more important.. [quote comment=”222125″]Something actually was done in the weeks leading up to thanksgiving. 2 AAA vest wearing morons were posted to regulate traffic. The problem was that they had no clue what they were doing. They were allowing Observer Parkway traffic to flow unimpeded and choking the traffic from Jackson. This caused massive delays on all of the major roads around the area.Thankfully, they have been removed.[/quote]

boken603
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boken603

Carrie is right on. This intersection is brutal. I have witnessed many close calls here. Its actually more dangerous to cross when you have the “walk” sign because cars speed north on Jackson and make a left onto Observer without even considering that someone may cross the street. At least when you have the “dont walk” sign you can look to the left and right and see if anyone is coming. I have told 2 local politicians about this and nothing has been done. Mark my words- something bad is going to happen here.

carrie
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I appreciate the response.. I walk home from crossfit all the time this way and its scary. I feel like I’ll break an ankle walking on the non paved, rocky, dirt path and fall into traffic if I don’t cross street. Its so dark too.[quote comment=”222102″]Carrie is right on. This intersection is brutal. I have witnessed many close calls here. Its actually more dangerous to cross when you have the “walk” sign because cars speed north on Jackson and make a left onto Observer without even considering that someone may cross the street. At least when you have the “dont walk” sign you can look to the left and right and see if anyone is coming. I have told 2 local politicians about this and nothing has been done. Mark my words- something bad is going to happen here.[/quote]

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