Curbs done right

Here’s an example of a curb/intersection properly done.

At the Monroe Center on the southwest corner of Jefferson and 8th St. While it’s not an “inner corner”, it’s a good start. Besides preventing parking, I’m assuming this was done to also help protect pedestrians coming from the 9th St. Light Rail station.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 11:03 am

[quote comment=”45734″][quote comment=”45731″]I really can’t get over why you think that Hoboken should go through all these extravagant measure that no other urban community, including NYC, does because the residents here can’t manage to look both ways before stepping out into the street.[/quote]

While I tend to agree with you, I must interject as a driver – if/when (and this happens more times than not) I come to a stop sign, it is hard for me to see oncoming traffic and/or pedestrians when cars are (illegally) parked to the end of the corner.

This indentation certainly helps both cases.[/quote]

More places are doing this, they are called curb-bump outs, and my friend at NYDOT says they are putting them in more places where you have parking near intersections. They have been proven to be more effective at improving safety than other methods.

Monday, October 1, 2007 8:28 am

so if the city did it in some parts of the city, they obviously like the idea. Can’t they keep doing it?

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Friday, September 28, 2007 9:51 am

homeworld, if the police refuse to enforce the law then our discussions here are a complete waste of time. seems there have been many many comments asking where the police are? i personally posted comments regarding the police union leaders statements before the city council. is it any wonder crime is up in Hoboken? our own police are on strike.

Friday, September 28, 2007 9:26 am

As a driver in this town, I find it very difficult to see oncoming traffic at some corners. Why dont they put a stop sign at every corner? It would reduce speeding, and make the intersections safer for both drivers and pedestrians. If you had stop signs at every cornere you would prevent some of the chuckle heads who mearly slow when they get to a stop sign and proceed to run thru it. That fact that they dont have the right of way doesnt bother them and they get mad at you when you beep….

Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:15 pm

[quote comment=”45796″]what is the problem putting in the “no parking here to corner” signs? they do it in every other city in this state. then you hang all the other signs on the same pole (resident only…street cleaning…etc) and you’re done. park on the wrong side of the sign and your car disappears. we all know this. is this city retarded?[/quote]

They have them at all of the corners of 11th and Hudson, but people still park there.

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