Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MAYOR ZIMMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CONVERT SINATRA DRIVE INTO RECREATIONAL COMPLETE STREET

Office of the Mayor announces:


MAYOR ZIMMER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CONVERT SINATRA DRIVE INTO RECREATIONAL COMPLETE STREET

Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced a plan today to ensure that Frank Sinatra Drive becomes a safe “complete street” that can be enjoyed by all Hoboken residents for walking, running, biking and driving.

The comprehensive plan involves banning large commercial vehicles including trucks and buses from Frank Sinatra Drive between 4th and 11th Streets, as well as asking the City Council to again consider bonding for the redesign of Sinatra Drive so everyone can safely enjoy it. 

“Our waterfront is the treasure of our City, and I want to make certain that it becomes a safe recreational destination for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Zimmer. “These steps are consistent with our Master Plan’s vision for a more pedestrian friendly area with waterfront opportunities for active and passive recreation.”

In addition, Mayor Zimmer firmly believes Hoboken has the most impressive views of NYC, and she wants to follow the lead of major cities around the world that have transformed their waterfronts into amazing recreational assets.

“In addition to improving the quality of life for Hoboken, this action also provides economic development benefits because companies want to locate in communities that can offer a great quality of life for their employees,” added Mayor Zimmer.