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Paterson Ave/Marshall St Traffic Light Congestion and Subsequent Noise

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As residents of the Sky Club, there is a high probability that the traffic light pattern at the Paterson Ave and Marshall St intersections have affected your commute one way or another. Perhaps when driving to/from work, the traffic lights seem to randomly turn red for no reason, and stay that way for 5-10 minutes at a time, only to see a flash of a green light go right back to red in under 20 seconds, repeating the process all over. Or maybe you've seen the infinitely long (and not to mention invisible) Light Rail "train coming" that never seems to cross the road. Living in the Sky Club West Tower isn't a treat either, when you have to listen to all those people honk horns all morning and night because the Marshall St light is only green for 10 seconds at a time.

One thing is certain - the timing of the traffic lights does not jive with the traffic needs in the area. After corresponding with Councilman Ramos (a member of the Hoboken Parking and Transportation Committee), he is in agreement that the traffic light situation is an issue.

The most recent meeting included a proposal for a traffic alterations in the area, but implementation of any proposed ideas won't be initiated for another 18 months time! 18 months is too far away to address an important issue such as this, as it can only get worse as the real-estate development draws more people to Hoboken and therefore, more traffic. I need your help to raise some flags and indicate that the residents of the community want this issue fixed in a timely manner.

Please sign this petition to show Mayor Dawn Zimmer that the community thinks this is an important problem to address soon. Let's help Councilman Ramos get some traction in the Transportation Committee, and get some real options presented to the people it affects most.

The next meeting to identify issues is on August 18th - If you would like more information about the status of the proposed traffic alterations, please contact our Ward 4 representative, Councilman Ramos, at councilmanramos4@gmail.com, and let him know you're interested in the results.

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