The City of Hoboken, in partnership with Hudson County, will install multi-way stop signs at eight intersections across the city to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety on Wednesday, April 12. The construction furthers the City’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all traffic related deaths and injuries by 2030 by targeting five locations on the city’s high-crash network as well as locations near schools, parks, and senior populations.
The eight intersections are:
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 crosswalks, and the addition of curb extensions to reduce crossing distances at the intersections of Eighth and Monroe Street, Eighth and Clinton Streets, and Ninth and Clinton Streets.
“We are consistently reviewing our existing infrastructure to identify improvements that can help protect our vulnerable pedestrians,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “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.”
“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,” said 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.”
“These Vision Zero improvements are a no brainer,” said Councilman Ruben Ramos, chair of the Hoboken City Council’s Transportation and Parking Subcommittee. “The addition of these stop signs will make our intersections safer for both pedestrians and vehicles.”
The improvements come following an engineering study and Hoboken City Council and Hudson County approvals.
For more information on the City’s Vision Zero initiative, go to www.vzhoboken.com.