The City of Hoboken is ready to install multi-way stop signs at eight intersections on Wednesday as part of their ongoing Vision Zero traffic safety initiatives.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are consistently reviewing our existing infrastructure to identify improvements that can help protect our vulnerable pedestrians,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“Tackling these intersections is a major achievement in addressing problem areas of our high-crash network. Thank you to Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano for working with my administration to improve street safety.”
The eight intersections are 1st and Jefferson Streets, 1st Street and Willow Avenue, 1st and Bloomfield Streets, Newark and Bloomfield Streets, 7th and Monroe Streets, 8th and Monroe Streets, 8th and Clinton Streets, 9th and Clinton Streets.
“We are glad to work in partnership with the City of Hoboken in the ongoing effort to make our road network safer for everyone who uses it there,” added Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.
“I want to thank Mayor Bhalla, for his leadership on this issue and Commissioner Romano and my staff led by Craig Guy, for moving these changes forward on the county level.”
The stop sign installations are accompanied by other recently completed or ongoing Vision Zero improvements to increase pedestrian safety and increase visibility at these locations, including refreshed striping, delineator posts to daylight intersections and prevent vehicles from blocking crosswalk.
Additionally, curb extensions to reduce crossing distances at the intersections of 8th and Monroe Streets, 8th and Clinton Streets, and 9th and Clinton Streets.
“These Vision Zero improvements are a no brainer. The addition of these stop signs will make our intersections safer for both pedestrians and vehicles,” noted 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, chair of the council’s Transportation and Parking Subcommittee.