Monday, May 5, 2014

Second public meeting tonight on the Washington Street redesign at the Multi Service Center

City of Hoboken announces:

REMINDER: PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMUNITY MEETING FOR WASHINGTON STREET DESIGN ALTERNATIVES

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to the second public meeting for the complete streets redesign of Washington Street. The meeting will be held at the Multi Service Center on Monday, May 5, 2014. There will be an open house from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and a presentation will be made at 7:00 pm.

What’s happening: The City hosted community meeting #1 on December 16, 2013 to collect public input and understand the community’s vision for Washington Street. Based on that input, existing conditions analysis and stakeholder interviews, the project team has synthesized a community vision and developed design concepts and alternatives.

Why to attend: Your feedback is important! To help pick the preferred design direction, a survey will be conducted. The designers will be on hand to present the design work and field questions from the community.

What are “complete streets”? Complete streets are roadways designed for safe, attractive, and comfortable travel by users of all ages and abilities. The City of Hoboken will be upgrading Washington Street with safety improvements and enhancements so that you can get around safely on foot, bicycle, car, or public transportation. By providing safe and equitable travel for everyone—including children, families, older adults, and people with disabilities—complete streets stimulate active, healthy behavior, reduce automotive traffic and pollution, encourage more foot traffic to businesses, and enhance interaction on Hoboken’s vital Main Street.

For more information about the project, please visit: www.hobokennj.org/washingtonstreet

For those who can’t attend, the project display boards and survey will be available on the project website after the meeting.