September 24, 2018

Public Workshop to Improve Hoboken's Street Designs

The City of Hoboken and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will host a public workshop to gather feedback on the creation of a Street Design Guide on Thursday, September 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street).

This interactive public workshop will introduce the concept of the Street Design Guide and highlight other project components. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to identify mobility challenges they face navigating Hoboken’s streets and suggest improvements.

“Whether you’re walking, biking, driving, or riding the bus, we all use our streets in some way each day,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “Strong community input will be essential to the development of an innovative Street Design Guide that will improve safety, accessibility, and quality of life for residents and visitors, regardless of how you choose to get around.”

This project is part of an ongoing effort to implement state-of-the-art safety improvements to streets throughout the city. As part of these ongoing efforts, the City of Hoboken applied for and was awarded a technical assistance grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to develop a Complete Streets Design and Implementation Plan, which includes a Street Design Guide. The goal of the Plan is to make Hoboken’s streets more accommodating for all users, including children, people with disabilities, and senior citizens. Hearing from a broad range of residents will be important to the overall success of the project.

“As one of the country’s most multi-modal cities, it’s important for Hoboken to have a cutting edge Street Design Guide,” said Ryan Sharp, Director of Transportation and Parking for Hoboken. “I encourage you to use this public workshop on September 27 as a way to be part of this exciting process.”

For more information about the Street Design Guide, and to stay updated as the project moves forward, visit the project website.