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Community Invited to Take Online Survey for Sinatra Drive Design Alternatives

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On Monday, September 15, 2014, the 2nd public workshop was held as part of developing a community vision for the redesign of Sinatra Drive.

Members of the community are invited to visit www.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive to review project materials and complete an online survey to provide their feedback on various design alternatives.

The survey will be open through Friday, October 3, 2014.

Hoboken Offers Free Rides on Hop Shuttle System Through End of October

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New Buses Provide GPS Tracking, Wheelchair Access & AC

The City of Hoboken invites the community to rediscover the revamped Hop shuttle bus system with free rides through the end of October. Beginning Monday, September 15th through Friday, October 31st, riders may use any of the three Hop shuttle bus routes at no charge as often as they wish.

The City recently purchased new shuttle buses to replace the old Hop bus fleet that regularly broke down and needed to be taken out of service for maintenance. All buses now have electronic message boards to indicate the route, wheelchair lifts, and air conditioning. The buses are equipped with GPS and can be tracked in real-time on smartphones through the SmartTraxx application for iOS and Android.

“Whether it’s for taking children to school, commuting, shopping, or just getting around town, we want to provide more convenient transportation options for our community,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We invite everyone to take advantage of the free service through the end of October and rediscover the Hop.”

Community Invited to Public Meetings for Parking & Mobility Master Plan, Sinatra Dr Redesign & Washington St Redesign


The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to three public meetings in the coming weeks regarding the Parking & Mobility Master Plan, Sinatra Drive redesign, and Washington Street redesign. All meetings will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street.

Parking & Mobility Master Plan Community Meeting
What: Presentation of Parking Master Plan policy and legislative recommendations
When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Website: www.hobokennj.org/parkingplan

Sinatra Drive Visioning & Design Community Meeting
What: Presentation of alternatives for the design of Sinatra Drive
When: Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Website: www.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive

Washington Street Complete Street Redesign Community Meeting
What: Presentation of the final design concept for the redesign of Washington Street
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Website: www.hobokennj.org/washingtonstreet

For those who are unable to attend, meeting materials will be available on the project websites following the meetings.

Upper Willow Avenue Resurfacing Features Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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Hudson County recently completed the repaving of Willow Avenue from 11th Street to 13th Street. These two blocks, which had 64 vehicle collisions from 2008 to 2013, include an elementary school, a large senior housing population, and a pocket park. As a result, the City of Hoboken advocated that additional traffic and pedestrian safety measures be incorporated into the resurfacing of the street, and the City thanks Hudson County for working to make the street safer. The safety improvements included as part of this project include:

  • Painted textured curb extensions at corners protected by vertical delineators (flexible bollards). They provide increased space for pedestrians waiting to cross intersections, reduce crossing distances, increase pedestrian visibility, reduce vehicle speeds by narrowing the roadway, and reduce illegal parking in crosswalks.
  • High visibility, straightened out crosswalks to further shorten crossing distances and to be more visible to drivers at night. Reduced crossing distances also provide extra time for green lights.
  • “Sharrows” (shared arrows) to guide cyclists and indicate to drivers that the roadway is to be shared with bikes.
  • A striped buffer to keep bicyclists out of the car “dooring” zone.
  • Reverse (or back-in) angle parking.

Sewer Replacement Project to Begin on Jackson Street on August 4th

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The North Hudson Sewerage Authority will begin work on Monday, August 4, 2014 to replace three blocks of combined sewer along Jackson Street, from Newark Street to 1st Street. The work is expected to last approximately 8 to 10 weeks.

The existing wooden box sewer, which was constructed in the 1870′s, has deteriorated and partially collapsed, creating blockages in the combined sewer system, which adversely affects drainage in the area. The result of the project will be improved drainage which will help to alleviate local flooding. With the exception of this section of sewer, almost all of the sewer system in Southwest Hoboken has been rehabilitated by the Authority during the last decade.

Construction will take place in three phases as noted below, with each phase taking approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete. For each phase, parking will be prohibited 24/7 on both sides along the corresponding block. Police will be on site at all times during construction to provide traffic control. The Authority will coordinate with the local businesses and residents to allow driveway access.

Free Urban Biking & Safety Skills Class To Be Held July 26

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The Hudson TMA is hosting a FREE one day Traffic Safety 101: Urban Biking & Safety Skills class for adults. The class will include both classroom and on-street instruction and will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. Register online at www.hudsontma.org or by calling 201-324-56222 X3229.

 

 

Hoboken Parking Master Plan Public Meeting To Be Held June 11


Last year, the City of Hoboken hired Arup, a nationally recognized planning firm, to analyze and evaluate the City’s parking situation and prepare a city-wide parking master plan. The master plan will include recommendations for new parking facilities and a review of and recommendations regarding all parking policies, procedures, and signage.

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to a public meeting to provide input on the plan. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the conference room of the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. The meeting will be open house format with a presentation at 7:00pm.

An online survey to solicit additional feedback will also be posted to the City website following the meeting.

Hoboken Community Invited to Public Workshop For Sinatra Drive Redesign

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The City of Hoboken has hired Kimley Horn to conduct a public planning process for a “complete streets” redesign of Sinatra Drive from 4th Street to 11th Street. The first public workshop will take place on Thursday, May 15 from 7pm to 9pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. 

A scenic waterfront corridor with magnificent views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, Frank Sinatra Drive remains the only unfinished portion of Hoboken’s re-envisioned and revitalized waterfront. The City wishes to apply its “Complete Streets” policy to create a safe street that can be enjoyed by all Hoboken residents—including children, families, older adults, and people with disabilities—for walking, running, biking, and driving. The street also will incorporate “Green Streets” elements such as rain gardens to reduce stormwater run-off and flooding. 

Public Workshop #1: Defining a Shared Vision 
What’s Happening 
The City is hosting Public Workshop #1 to collect public input and understand the community’s vision for Frank Sinatra Drive. The project team will explain the project objectives and present preliminary findings—and then just listen to your ideas for the future of Frank Sinatra Drive. 

Why Attend? 
Your feedback is important! Frank Sinatra Drive has the potential to be an amazing recreational asset— we need your input to help shape the direction of this vision. 

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 
Open House: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Presentation: 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Multi Service Center 
124 Grand Street 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 

For more information and for future updates please visitwww.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive.

Flash Flood Watch in Effect & Discounted Garage Parking Available

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Heavy rain and rainfall totals of 3 to 4 inches or more are currently forecast, with the potential for widespread flooding in urban areas. 

The City of Hoboken is taking preparations including pre-positioning barricades to close streets as necessary. 

Residents are advised to closely monitor forecasts and make appropriate preparations, including moving their vehicles from flood-prone streets. If heavy rain beyond the capacity of Hoboken’s flood pump occurs during high tide, flooding is expected. 

Due to the potential for flooding, the City of Hoboken is providing reduced rate parking in municipal Garage B (located on 2nd Street between Hudson and River Streets), Garage D (215 Hudson Street), and Midtown Garage (371 4th Street) beginning Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm through 8am on Thursday, May 1 for $5 for residents who reside in flood prone areas and have a valid Resident parking permit or Temporary parking permit placard. 

Garage parking space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. When discounted parking is offered, garages frequently fill before the start of the discount period. Residents who wish to park in the garage outside of the discounted hours will be charged the regular garage fees during non-discount hours. 

A map of flood-prone areas and additional information is available on the City website:www.hobokennj.org/flooding.

Public Invited to Community Meeting for Washington Street Design Alternatives

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All members of the Hoboken community are invited to the second public meeting for the complete streets redesign of Washington Street. The meeting will be held at the Multi Service Center on Monday, May 5, 2014. There will be an open house from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and a presentation will be made at 7:00 pm.

What’s happening: The City hosted community meeting #1 on December 16, 2013 to collect public input and understand the community’s vision for Washington Street. Based on that input, existing conditions analysis and stakeholder interviews, the project team has synthesized a community vision and developed design concepts and alternatives.

Why to attend: Your feedback is important! To help pick the preferred design direction, a survey will be conducted. The designers will be on hand to present the design work and field questions from the community.