Slippery chemicals near Hoboken car washes

Should car washes be allowed to make sidewalks slippery?

Received a letter from Hoboken411 reader Amanda, who felt the need to express her displeasure about conditions near the Hoboken Car Wash downtown.

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Letter: Car wash makes for slippery steps in Hoboken

“Each time I walk by the Hoboken Car Wash on Observer Highway, I’m forced to deal with the wet section of sidewalk that is covered in slick car detailing chemicals.

And getting it off your shoes is not as easy as you think, and can cause you to slip on other smooth surfaces later or your gas and brake pedals in your car.

Are they even allowed to do this on a public thoroughfare?”

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paco
paco
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:37 pm

All city car washes should be outlawed ! 🙄

jmelly
jmelly
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:05 pm

I usually try to walk on the other side of the street around the carwashes, but it’s very annoying. Especially when you forget and you’re wearing nice shoes!

homeworld
homeworld
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:19 pm

Riverfront Carwash on 15th is worse. They block the entire right hand lane preventing you from making a right on red by placing a barrel in the street so they can dry cars in the street.

HOB424
HOB424
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:34 pm

I’ve also wondered why car washes do this on a public sidewalk. The one uptown is bad too (15th, Willow by the Burlington).

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