Mayor to host community meetings on transportation safety

Office of the Mayor announces:

Mayor Dawn Zimmer today announced a series of community meetings to involve residents in the process of shaping various important transportation-related initiatives.
The City of Hoboken has $240,000 in federal funding for improving safety along Newark Street between River Street and Washington Street as well as $2 million in federal funding to improve Observer Highway. The funding, which was secured by Senator Robert Menendez, was awarded in 2009, and due to the time-sensitive nature of the funds, community input is critical to moving forward with the projects. The City also recently received a grant from the NJDOT to work with a consultant to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
On Monday, July 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Mayor Zimmer and Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs will host a “Newark Street Safety Re-Design Community Workshop.”
On Tuesday, August 3rd from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, Mayor Zimmer, Director Sacs, and consultants from The RBA Group will host a “Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Public Visioning Meeting.”
On Tuesday, August 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Mayor Zimmer and Director Sacs will host an “Observer Highway Safety Re-Design Community Workshop.”
“Through these initiatives, we have the opportunity to make exciting improvements to our City that will ease congestion and traffic problems while making our streets more inviting and safer for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Zimmer. “Community feedback is critical to the success of these projects, so I urge residents to come out and provide their input.”
All three meetings are scheduled to take place at the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. The July 19 and August 16 meetings will mirror the public session held to solicit input on the plans for the 14th Street Viaduct. Based on public feedback, engineers will prepare conceptual designs which will be presented to the public at a second round of meetings. Construction plans will then be developed based on further feedback.
Additionally, Mayor Zimmer will be announcing public meetings scheduled for the early fall to both inform the public about the redevelopment process in general and include the community in discussing specific projects.
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