HOBOKEN - Promising "A New Approach to Traffic Safety in Hoboken," the City’s official Vision Zero website went live today, as a way to facilitate public engagement on traffic safety initiatives.
“Hoboken is committed to eliminating all traffic related injuries and fatalities, and our new website will help us solicit public feedback as we work towards this goal,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “I invite all residents to fill out the survey and let us know which areas Hoboken should focus on for traffic safety improvements, and take the Vision Zero Pledge to reinforce important safety precautions while using our streets. Working together, we will make Hoboken an even safer place for our families and children.”
The Vision Zero initiative kicked off last August, with a goal of eliminating traffic-related injuries and deaths in Hoboken by 2030. Aa Vision Zero Task Force was formed to execute an "Action Plan" of identifying key strategies for City Departments and community groups to undertake to achieve optimum safety.
The website, www.vzhoboken.com, allows members of the community to remotely engage with Hoboken’s Vision Zero project through a public survey, an interactive feedback map, two community toolkits (Safe Routes to School Toolkit and Community Ambassador Toolkit), and the ability to sign up for project updates.
Residents are encouraged to take the survey and use the map to identify locations where they feel unsafe due to traffic-related conditions such as speeding, failure to stop or yield, or double parking. The survey and map, located under the “Public Input” tab on the website or accessible by clicking the following link, https://www.vzhoboken.com/public-input, are accepting responses through August 31.
As a part of Vision Zero, Hoboken has undertaken the installation of new curb extensions, the repainting of crosswalks with high visibility paint, the striping of over 5 miles of bike lanes within Hoboken, installation of two new traffic lights at Hudson Street and Hudson Place, and 14th Street and Garden Street, among other improvements.
Earlier this year, the City and Hudson County completed the Newark Street Complete Street Redesign Project, which included four new high-visibility crosswalks, 10 new curb extensions, a new mid-block crosswalk, new ADA-compliant crosswalk ramps, a new protected bike lane, and more.
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