Exiting Hoboken – Bottlenecks of today (and tomorrow)
Getting out of town is a royal pain in the ass. First you have to contend with the pancreas-rattling potholes driving your car from your parking spot to the periphery of the city. Then you almost always reach major bottlenecks that really shine the light on how useless “city planners“ are. So when it comes to exiting Hoboken, what can you do?
Leaving Hoboken from the south is the worst option (say you’re heading to some shore-points). I often take the north end of town (even though it’s longer) just to avoid this area. Either way you’re at the mercy of some kind of tunnel traffic.
But one thing I noticed the other day near the Holland Tunnel. It seems the majority of drivers only know the Jersey Ave. way out. And with the collection of poorly timed lights, it creates a log-jam all the way into Hoboken. An easier way out is to take Grove St. – which often moves a lot faster (provided no one “blocks the box” in the outbound tunnel lanes.)
It will only get worse the more they build!
It gets severely backed up all the time. Even in the middle of the day during the work week! Weekends are worse, and in bad weather it’s next to impossible.
And as you know, they’ve been talking for years about adding millions of square feet MORE to the south end of Hoboken.
With 1000’s of additional cars coming into and leaving Hoboken – you might as well consider pollution-causing traffic a permanent “feature” of the city.