Why have fire zones?
While I personally think that “fire zones” in Hoboken (and anywhere else for that matter) aren’t necessarily for parking fire vehicles – but rather to make room to maneuver hoses, easy access to hydrants, etc. – one Hoboken411 reader thinks they’re just a waste of valuable parking spots… your call if you feel the same way.
Fire zones could be used for parking!
“I’m constantly seeing fire trucks and police cars block the entire street when responding to a call. Many times I’ve noticed firsthand that they have PLENTY of room to pull to the side but just don’t (as I’ve never in 9 years here seen them responding to an emergency… it’s always something that isn’t urgent like a false alarm). Here is a picture of a fire truck blocking southbound traffic on Grand St. on the corner of 3rd last week. Why do we have fire zones that could be used for resident parking if they are not used!!!??? In 9 years in Hoboken I know for a FACT that trucks block the roads and DO NOT use the fire zones.
This would be more acceptable to me if there were no fire zones and thus more resident parking if the trucks are just going to sit in the middle of the road!!!!”