New Hoboken Traffic signals coming
Jackson St. Traffic Control a bust?
Not sure about anyone else – but this new traffic light at Jackson St. downtown doesn’t seem to do the trick, as drivers coming into Hoboken STILL block the outbound lanes, causing gridlock down to Madison Street and beyond.
Maybe it’s that bike lane on Jackson Street which squished two lanes into one?
New Hoboken Traffic signals set to frustrate drivers
We already have massive traffic jams all over town, especially at rush hour and on weekends. Some places, the problem was caused by eliminating a lane of vehicular traffic, in order to make room for bike lanes. Now near Jackson & Newark Streets – instead of just removing the bike lane paint – let’s spend more property taxpayer dollars and install traffic lights (the new liberal buzz word for that is “traffic calming measure.”)
What we think it will do is exactly the opposite of “calm.” People, already frustrated from their hectic lives and government intervention are going to start beating the crap out of one another as “zone blockers” and other over-eager drivers will create grid-lock conditions, further amplifying the already war-zone like tension in these jammed areas.
The light at Jackson Street is expected to be done in a week or two. Not sure how long after it will take them to “program” the robotic traffic cop to (hopefully) be in sync with others nearby.
Additionally – the city plans a few more lights around, such as:
- Harrison & Newark Streets
- River & Newark Streets, and
- Park Avenue & 16th Street (already installed – not activated yet)
At this point – people ought to carefully think about re-filling their gas tanks before they get back into town, as you might be here for a while coming in or going out!