Parking Disruptions in Hoboken – No backup plan!
Anyone who drives a car in and around Hoboken knows, that the last couple months have been hell. From PSE&G ripping up roads and leaving them worse than before, to CONSTANT street closings – these parking disruptions have clearly had an impact on “quality of life.”
No concessions in Hoboken for lost parking spaces
But the worst part is with all the problems presented – that there was no assessment from the city on how to care for those affected. One Hoboken resident and Hoboken411 reader tells their tale:
“I wanted to let you know that while the city has deemed it proper to close tons of side streets at the lower end of town (seriously it’s like every block between Newark and 4th from Willow to Adams at least. Possibly more…) they won’t make any concessions for the hundreds of lost parking spaces. I drove around for 30 minutes, causing me to be late for work, and only found ONE spot – a Tuesday side of the street. When I called HPU to ask if there’s any way they can cut me a break, she goes “absolutely not.” With no further comment. I called the mayor’s office to complain and whoever answered the phone said she’d send an email to staff (which she explained was mayor’s chief of staff and director of transportation services) but I’m not holding out hope. Good to know the city is looking out for its residents. Well done.”
Very odd the city failed to even grasp the impact of this long-term traffic and parking disruption. Heck, when 0.10″ of rain is expected, they always seem to offer some kind of parking alternative. In this case they ought to just open up the parking garages FREE until the project is done – or at least have waiting until the “holiday shopping season” was over. Oh well, can’t expect common sense from this bunch of ninnies.