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As part of the resurfacing of Washington Street between 8th Street and 11th Street, the front-in angle parking will be converted to reverse angle parking. Reverse angle parking has many benefits compared to front-in angle parking, including:

1. Improved visibility and increased field of vision. When leaving the parking space,motorists are able to see oncoming traffic.

2. Decreased number of collisions. Motorists no longer have to back out blindly from their parking space.

3. Improved safety for children. Car doors open in a manner that directs children to the back of the vehicle, ushering them towards the sidewalk rather than the street.

4. Improved safety for cyclists. Car doors that open will not result in “dooring” of cyclists, and as vehicles exit their parking stall, they are able to see cyclists in the roadway.

5. Improved loading and unloading. Trunks are adjacent to the sidewalk and open car doors offer protection from the street, allowing loading and unloading to occur at the curb instead of in the traveled roadway.

For more information about reverse angle parking, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Reverse Angle Parking

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Reverse Angle Parking

As part of the resurfacing of Washington Street between 8th Street and 11th Street, the front-in angle parking will be converted to reverse angle parking. Reverse angle parking has many benefits compared to front-in angle parking, including:

1. Improved visibility and increased field of vision. When leaving the parking space,motorists are able to see oncoming traffic.

2. Decreased number of collisions. Motorists no longer have to back out blindly from their parking space.

3. Improved safety for children. Car doors open in a manner that directs children to the back of the vehicle, ushering them towards the sidewalk rather than the street.

4. Improved safety for cyclists. Car doors that open will not result in “dooring” of cyclists, and as vehicles exit their parking stall, they are able to see cyclists in the roadway.

5. Improved loading and unloading. Trunks are adjacent to the sidewalk and open car doors offer protection from the street, allowing loading and unloading to occur at the curb instead of in the traveled roadway.

For more information about reverse angle parking, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Reverse Angle Parking FAQ

Q: What is reverse angle parking?
A: Reverse angle parking is a safer type of angle parking. Instead of pulling into the parking spot, cars back into their spots, allowing them to make eye contact with oncoming traffic when exiting the parking space. The back-in maneuver is simpler than a parallel parking maneuver.

Q: Will this change the number of parking spaces?
A: Reverse angle parking will not have a direct impact on the number of parking spaces on Washington Street between 8th Street and 14th Street; however, there will be a net increase in on-street parking spaces on Washington Street between 8th Street and 14th Street because the angle increases from 45 degrees to 60 degrees.

Q: How does back-in angle parking work?
A: Reverse angle parking is just like parallel parking, except it’s easier (it’s actually just the first maneuver of parallel parking):
1. Signal: Use turn signal to indicate parking.
2. Stop: Pull past the space then stop to make sure no traffic is behind you.
3. Reverse: Reverse into the parking spot.

Q: What are the benefits of reverse angle parking?
A:
1. Improved visibility and increased field of vision. When leaving the parking space, motorists are able to see oncoming traffic.
2. Decreased number of collisions. Motorists no longer have to back out blindly from their parking space.
3. Improved safety for children. Car doors open in a manner that directs children to the back of the vehicle, ushering them towards the sidewalk rather than the street.
4. Improved safety for cyclists. Car doors that open will not result in “dooring” of cyclists, and as vehicles exit their parking stall, they are able to see cyclists in the roadway.
5. Improved loading and unloading. Trunks are adjacent to the sidewalk and open car doors offer protection from the street, allowing loading and unloading to occur at the curb instead of in the traveled roadway.

Q: Is backing into the stalls difficult?
A: The backing maneuver may be unfamiliar at first, but it is easier than parallel parking, a common task on Hoboken streets.

Q: It’s so easy just to pull forward into a standard angle stall. Doesn’t this convenience make it the best parking method?
A: It is a matter of safety and when you want convenience. With standard angle parking it’s simple to pull in, but difficult to pull out. You have to back your car entirely out into the traffic lane before you can even see the oncoming traffic. With back-in angle parking, exiting the space is more convenient because you don’t have to pull out very far at all to see the oncoming traffic.

Q: What about vehicle exhaust on sidewalks?
A: The State of New Jersey has strict anti-idling laws, and vehicles should not be idling whether they are in regular or reverse angle parking spaces. Vehicles idling more than 3 minutes can be reported to the Hoboken Police Department by calling 201-420-2100.

Q: Won’t reverse angle parking increase the number vehicle crashes?
A: Actually, one of the most common causes of crashes is people backing out of standard angled parking without being able to see on-coming traffic. Reverse angle parking removes this difficulty. The initial stopping and signaling required for back-in angle parking is similar to parallel parking. Many cities report a decrease in parking-related crashes after back-in angle parking is implemented.

For example, Tucson, Arizona tracked data for bicycle/car crashes before and after installing back-in angle parking, and found an average of three to four crashes per month with front-in angle parking compared to zero reported bicycle/car crashes for the first four years following implementation of back-in angle parking.

Q: Is reverse angle parking used anywhere else?  

A. Reverse angle parking was first added in Hoboken in 2014 on Willow Avenue between 11th Street and 13th Street. Since then, reverse angle parking has been added on Washington Street between 14th Street and 15th Street, 15th Street between Washington Street and Hudson Street, 6th Street between Clinton Street and Grand Street, even in front of Hoboken Police Headquarters on Hudson Street for official police vehicle use.

Reverse angle parking on Washington Street between 14th and 15th Streets.

Many other cities across the county have reverse angle parking as well, including:

Arlington, VA
Birmingham, AL
Burnaby, BC
Charlotte, NC
Chico, CA
Everett, WA
Honolulu, HI
Indianapolis, IN
Knoxville, TN
Marquette, MI
Montreal, QC
New York, NY
Olympia, WA
Plattsburgh, NY
Portland, OR
Pottstown, PA
Salem, OR
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Syracuse, NY
Tacoma, WA
Tucson, AZ
Vancouver, WA
Ventura, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE (in use for almost 60 years)
And many, many more

Q: Where can I learn more about reverse angle parking?
A: The planning firm Nelson Nygaard conducted a report on the topic in 2005. It can be found here: http://www.hampdenhappenings.org/HCC_WEB/Zoning_Pdf/RAP/San_Francisco.pdf

Did you know?

It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

Complaint Forms

Complaint Form

Complaints Enforcement Policy

In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

Municipal Code

If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

Did You Know Documents

List of licensed taxi and limousine companies

Rules and Regulations for drivers

Future Inclement Weather and Holiday Enforcement

Taxi Enforcement

Senior Shuttle

Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. The driver will begin the route from the Multi-Service Center :10 minutes after every hour and finish the route back at the Multi-Service Center approximately :55 minutes after the hour. The driver will then park at the Multi-Service Center until :10 minutes after the next hour, when he/she will begin the route again.

The Senior Shuttle will be out of service daily from noon-1:00pm.

Special Trips

Newport Mall
The Senior Shuttle will go to Newport Mall every Wednesday and on alternating Saturdays. On Wednesday, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 12:00pm to pick up from senior buildings and return from Newport Mall at 3:00pm. On alternating Saturdays, the Senior Shuttle will make two trips to Newport Mall. For the first trip, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and pick up from Newport Mall around 1:30pm. The second trip will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 1:00pm and pick up from Newport Mall around 3:30pm.

Secaucus/WalMart
The Senior Shuttle will go to the Secaucus WalMart on alternating Saturday afternoons (except holidays). The Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and return at 3:00pm.

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