On Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Hoboken will host a virtual public meeting to present a draft of the Hoboken Vision Zero Action Plan which aims to eliminate all traffic-related injuries and deaths in Hoboken by 2030.
“Hoboken is committed to creating safer streets for all users, and our Vision Zero Action Plan will create the roadmap to make this a reality,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “At the same time, we aren’t just waiting for the plan to achieve zero pedestrian injuries or fatalities; we’ve implemented a number of safety projects, including curb extensions across the City, five miles of new bike lanes, new traffic signals, a raised intersection next to Columbus Park, the Newark Street Complete Street Redesign, open and slow streets, and more. I look forward to building on this progress with our Vision Zero team in the weeks and months to come.”
The meeting will include a presentation and public input. Visit the city’s Vision Zero website, http://www.vzhoboken.com/public-input.
To join the meeting via zoom, go to: https://nelsonnygaard.zoom.us/j/97185193047 with Meeting ID: 971 8519 3047
To join the meeting by phone, dial 1-646-558-8656 with Meeting ID: 971 8519 3047.
A recording of the meeting will be posted on vzhoboken.com for anyone who cannot attend.
Members of the public can review the draft and provide comments until Jan. 27.
In August 2019, Bhalla signed an Executive Order establishing the city’s Vision Zero initiative.
Since then, the Vision Zero Task Force has held three meetings to guide the creation of the action plan and solicit feedback, the Vision Zero team has reviewed and analyzed crash data from 2014-2018, the city launched the Vision Zero website and social media accounts, the team implemented a slow street along Fifth Street to analyze quick builds’ impact on traffic safety, conducted a public survey, and created a draft action plan, among other initiatives.