‘Massive problem created by Ian Sacs’
Aug 26, 2012 | 2174 views | 2 2 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Dear Editor:

It can certainly help Hoboken to reopen that small stretch of Madison Avenue off Newark St. but that will not alleviate the massive problem created by Ian Sacs, the transportation director: the traffic jam at Jackson and Newark. Already a bad intersection, adding two sided parking and a ridiculous bicycle lane on Jackson has made it only worse. It's difficult to exit Hoboken already and now drivers will turn right on Madison to get around the jam only to clog more streets just to get out of town. Jackson at Newark needs two lanes of traffic to accommodate the two lanes of traffic turning from Newark onto Jackson. Drop one side of parking and nix that bicycle lane, which is dangerous to say the least. Now the police have to expend needed resources to direct traffic because road rage is growing at that point. Hoboken does not need this kind of mindless reform. It needs common sense and a transportation leader who has his head on the ground and not in the clouds.

Fr. Alexander M. Santora,

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August 28, 2012
I think Director Sacs is an innovative outside the box thinker as an employee and an asset to the city. If the letter writer could take his blinders off and look around instead of having such an unrational preconceived notion about everything, I think he'd see that, too.
August 26, 2012
Father, I wish you could see that you cannot throw your shoulder into politics without dragging the church with you. We do have larger and more lasting concerns. This letter, quite frankly, is a disgrace.