Trucks (still) cause problems in Hoboken

2/5/2011 Update:

Trucks are a Hoboken problem; something should be done!

Seems that these tractor trailers are getting stuck in Hoboken more and more frequently. Time to fix the problem, designate very specific truck routes, or better yet – restrict the size of trucks that are permitted on sides streets in this city. Just because Hoboken has 50,000 residents – doesn’t mean we need these king size rigs roughing up our streets and cars.

Hoboken411 readers Richard and Amanda sent in photos of the latest incidents to disrupt the mile square – sometimes upwards of an hour or more. Imagine if there was an emergency at the same time?

These took place on Madison & Monroe Streets in the last 24 hours:

See other updates after the jump…


Did you know Hoboken had a truck stop?

According to many residents I’ve spoken with – tractor trailers in Hoboken get stuck at this intersection of 9th and Adams Streets all the time. Here’s a photo and message from Hoboken411 reader Chris:

“This has happened two nights in a row. But it happens all the time. Big trucks get stuck on 9th and Adams due to cars parked in no parking zones. But what has made it happen three times in the last week, is the large pile of snow that was plowed onto the street by the town. They can’t get around it and the cops have to come.”

What do you think the solution for this problem is? How to you prevent the big rigs from trying to traverse Hoboken’s narrow streets?

Hoboken Truck Stuck at 9th and Adams Street

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 8:07 pm

I lived on that corner 6 years ago and watched trucks get stuck there once a week from my living room window! When the trucks get jammed, cars go around them and DRIVE UP THE SIDEWALK to get past!

Friday, January 7, 2011 6:37 pm

I saw that truck last night make a left turn from 7th Street onto Adams around 9pm. It took about 2 or 3 minutes to even make that turn. I’m assuming they’re coming from Shop Rite. These trucks shouldn’t be allowed on residential streets.

I also once saw a tractor trailer take off mirrors on parked cars making a right onto Adams from 11th, while the HPU cushman behind it did nothing about it.

Friday, January 7, 2011 6:20 pm

Why are these trucks even allowed on the side streets? It’s bad enough when they are on Washington, let alone the numbered streets that are barely wide enough for a car to pass.

Friday, January 7, 2011 4:43 pm

This past summer I went to a funeral OLG church and there was a person there who came from Maryland and he had a large surburban and he was scared to make a turn at that corner. Should have stayed down on the farm but that corner has always been horrible.

Friday, January 7, 2011 4:31 pm

Re: Park and 4th

One summer night back in the mid-1990s I walked past that corner as the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile was trying to make the turn. I expected hilarity to ensue but it was late and I wanted to get home.

True story.

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