Hoboken Boosts Road Safety with New Multi-Way Stop Signs

Hoboken Road Safety
Additional multi-way stop signs, like this one outside Hoboken High School, will be installed across Hoboken.

Hoboken to Enhance Road Safety with Additional Multi-Way Stop Signs

Hoboken is set to increase road safety by introducing multi-way stop signs at five more intersections. This decision aims to enhance traffic safety for all transportation means. The intersections slated for the new stop signs are:

  • Eighth Street and Jefferson Street
  • Fifteenth Street and Madison Street
  • First Street and Garden Street
  • Ninth Street and Adams Street
  • Twelfth Street and Grand Street

The Hoboken City Council unanimously approved these changes, with implementation expected in the upcoming fall. This move aligns with Hoboken’s Vision Zero Initiative, which targets the elimination of all traffic-related deaths and injuries by 2030.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla emphasized the city’s commitment to safety, stating that the new signs would promote a safer traffic flow for pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists alike.

Hoboken, in collaboration with Hudson County, regularly conducts engineering studies to assess the need for traffic control changes at intersections. These studies prioritize areas frequented by vulnerable groups and locations with significant traffic, crash histories, or visibility issues. The criteria for these evaluations adhere to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Hoboken’s Vision Zero initiative. Recent assessments, influenced by public input and safety concerns, validated the need for the new stop sign locations.

These five intersections add to the eight updated last spring. The new signs will be complemented by other Vision Zero measures, such as repainting crosswalks, adding flexible bollards, and introducing curb extensions to enhance pedestrian safety. Notably, Hoboken has maintained a record of zero traffic deaths for six consecutive years, a rare feat for a city of its size.

For further details on Hoboken’s Vision Zero initiative, visit www.vzhoboken.com.