July 24, 2020

Hoboken to continue Slow Streets and Summer Streets this weekend

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance are pleased to continue two programs to facilitate safe, socially distant activities for residents and businesses this weekend. “Slow Streets” will take place along 17 city blocks on Saturday and Sunday along Park Avenue and 10th Street, and “Summer Streets” will occur on Washington Street and 1st Street at various times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to expand outdoor dining and shopping.

“Hoboken is 100% committed to providing as much public space as possible to promote safe outdoor activities and dining,” said Mayor Bhalla. “As one of the most densely populated cities in the country, social distancing can become a challenge. That’s why we are taking proactive steps to create more room on our roadways to enjoy recreational activities and patronize our local businesses. Thank you to the Hoboken Business Alliance, City Hall staff, the Hoboken Police Department, and the Council for the partnership on these important quality of life initiatives.”

“Regarding Summer Streets, we have to be able to have enough space to allow businesses, restaurants and retailers to welcome their consumers,” said Stuart Koperweis, Executive Director of the Hoboken Business Alliance. “We’re now allowing them to expand their footprint into the street and allowing the pedestrians to walk throughout the streets to give them a more inviting physically distant but yet socially interactive atmosphere.”

Slow Streets, designed to facilitate more public space for residents to safely jog, walk and bike, will take place on Park Avenue from 5th Street to 14th Street, 10th Street between Hudson Street and Grand Street, and Grand Street between 10th and 11th Street on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am until 8 pm.

Summer Streets, in partnership with the Hoboken Business Alliance, expands space into the street for socially distant dining and shopping, and successfully launched on Thursday night along Washington Street. Summer Streets will take place this weekend on 1st Street between Washington Street and Garden Street on Friday, July 24 from 5 pm until 12 am, and on Saturday, July 25 from 10 am until 9 pm. Summer Streets will continue on Washington Street between 1st Street and 5th Street on Sunday, July 26 from 11 am until 8 pm.

For more information on Summer Streets through the Hoboken Business Alliance, click here.

Slow Streets and Summer Streets will restrict vehicular traffic on designated streets, with traffic flow permitted on most cross streets. Local deliveries and access to vehicles are permitted along Slow Streets. Vehicles may remain parked on the Slow Streets route, while temporary no parking signs will be posted along the Summer Streets.