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Hoboken Takes The People’s Choice Award for a Great Downtown

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

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The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NJ) has named Hoboken a winner in the 2014 People’s Choice Awards for Great Downtowns in New Jersey. A panel of planning professionals had selected the contestants from nominations submitted by the public in July, and the competition was determined by the 11,421 online ballots cast by the public over the past five weeks. Hoboken competed against Downtown Morristown, Historic Downtown Jersey City and Montclair Center to receive the top honors in Northern New Jersey.

“Hoboken is a great place to live, work, learn, and visit, and we’re honored to be voted the best downtown in Northern New Jersey,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We thank everyone who voted for Hoboken and invite visitors to shop, dine, stroll our parks, explore our preserved historic architecture, and see why our vibrant community is the fastest growing city in the state.” More >

Hoboken Seeks Public Input for Bike Share Program Locations

Monday, Sep 29, 2014

 

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The City of Hoboken and Township of Weehawken are planning to launch the first phase of a bike share program with 300 bicycles by late fall of 2014. The program will include 230 bicycles in Hoboken and 70 bicycles in Weehawken. The manufacturer, NextBike, is providing the financing for the 300 bicycles.

“We are trying to make it easier for everyone to get around Hoboken, both with a car and without a car, and by offering bike sharing in every neighborhood, we are expanding transportation options for residents to get to the PATH, ferries, buses and travel throughout Hoboken more easily,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “This next-generation bike share technology costs a fraction of traditional systems, so it can support more bikes in more neighborhoods in a financially self-sufficient way without tax dollars. We look forward to input from the community and the Council on our proposed locations so that our city-wide bike share system can be implemented this year.”

Members of the community are invited to view a map of preliminary proposed locations for the approximately 20 bike share stations in Hoboken and to provide their input by Wednesday, October 8, 2014 on suggested locations by placing pins on an online map by visiting https://openplans.org/hoboken/bikeshare. Most bike share stations would be located in the 25 foot clear zone at corners where parking is prohibited, which would also improve visibility and pedestrian safety at intersections throughout the City.

The program will be operated by Bike and Roll, the largest bike tour and rental company in the United States, and will use bicycle technology manufactured by Nextbike, a leading operator and supplier of bike sharing systems with over 20,000 bicycles in 70 cities in 14 countries. The program will be financed through sponsorships, advertising, and membership fees.

The system will use smart bikes, the next generation of bike share technology. Traditional bike sharing systems rely on a “smart dock” approach for storing bicycles, which requires expensive infrastructure for docking stations. The “smart lock” approach relies on bicycles with built-in locks and communications equipment, providing increased flexibility at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. This system will feature several “smart dock” stations along with a majority of “virtual dock” stations using traditional bicycle racks.

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Hoboken Introduces Final Washington Street Redesign Plan

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
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Bird’s-Eye View Rendering of Washington Street (Downtown)

The City of Hoboken has completed a conceptual design for the “complete street” redesign of Washington Street. The design was presented at the final public meeting on September 23, 2014.

“I thank the community for providing their input on this important project through public meetings, focus groups, and surveys,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “This plan builds on our award-winning main street by improving pedestrian safety and traffic flow, enhancing mobility for all users, and supporting local businesses. Now that we have community consensus, I look forward to working with the City Council and hope they will fully support this important project so it can be completed as quickly as possible.”

Complete streets are roadways designed for safe, attractive, and comfortable travel by users of all ages and abilities. The City’s plan proposes upgrading Washington Street with safety improvements and enhancements to get around safely on foot, bicycle, car, or public transportation. By providing safe and equitable travel for everyone—including children, families, older adults, and people with disabilities—complete streets stimulate active, healthy behavior, reduce automotive traffic and pollution, encourage more foot traffic to businesses, and enhance interaction on Hoboken’s vital main street. More >

Community Invited to Washington Street Redesign Final Public Meeting

Monday, Sep 22, 2014

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The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to the final public meeting for the Washington Street redesign on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. The meeting will include a presentation of the final design concept for the redesign of Washington Street. 

For those who are unable to attend, meeting materials will be available on the project website following the meeting: www.hobokennj.org/washingtonstreet.

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Update on Monarch Lawsuit & County Freeholder Meeting

Update on Monarch Lawsuit & County Freeholder Meeting

September 22nd, 2014

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Community Invited to Take Online Survey for Sinatra Drive Design Alternatives

Community Invited to Take Online Survey for Sinatra Drive Design Alternatives

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Community Invited to Final Public Meeting for Hoboken Cove Boathouse

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