On September 15, 2017, a woman pushing two children in a stroller was struck by a car on 5th and Monroe Street. The kids are fortunate to be safe but we can no longer leave this to chance. This occurred only two blocks away from a school, an area that’s supposed to be safer because of the children; it can happen to any of us.
This is why we must fight for pedestrian-friendly streets and we are going to start by making streets safe for Hoboken kids. Do you think Hoboken children deserve the freedom to bike and walk to school, cross the street with ease and play outdoors safely? Sign this petition and tell Hoboken City Council members to make school streets kid-friendly with these 3 steps:
- Create drop-off and pick-up zones in the middle of the blocks surrounding Hoboken schools, making parking more reliable and avoid dangerous parking on corners.
- Shorten crossing distance to reduce the time kids are exposed to traffic in school zones. This can be done by placing community garden plots at the street corners (see picture).
- Create a protected bike lane network that connects all school zones in Hoboken, separating biking kids from motor vehicle traffic.