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NO VOTER ID REQUIRED IN NJ! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - Report Problems
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Registered are not required to provide ID when voting in NJ. Many JC poll workers are uninformed/wrong on this matter and are asking for ID. Please politely turn them down and report this problem to the Hudson County Clerk's Office by calling 201-369-3470.

If you've already voted and your polling place asked for ID, please call the Clerk's office to report their mistakes. They need specific polling place reports in order to properly address problems.

This is not invitation to debate whether or not ID should be required in NJ. This is a PSA on the law.

Posted on: 2016/11/8 15:23
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Re: Midnight Market down on the water front last night....
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I just have absolutely no desire to go to any event at Exchange Place...

Posted on: 2016/11/7 18:06
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Please join our new organization Safe Streets JC. We are working together to improve traffic safety city-wide, and to get the Mayor to make this problem a priority. We would like to see him commit to a real Vision Zero program for Jersey City.

Posted on: 2016/11/6 23:35
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Re: Jersey City councilwoman in race for county register
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I'm voting for the other guy simply because Coleman is greedy and only sees dollar signs with this job. So why should we vote her into it? She's been an apathetic Councilperson at best, and at worst - she has complained about every aspect of that job, from the time it takes to the "low" pay.

Let's not hand her something more lucrative. She already has a county job anyway.

Posted on: 2016/11/2 15:41
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Very glad to see this lethal problem finally getting the attention it deserves. Please keep it up, Mayor!

Jersey City upping traffic enforcement on busy county road after boy's death


Residents, see what we can do when we all pull together? Now imagine what we could achieve with more of us and more time...

Posted on: 2016/10/20 20:00
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Another crash involving a pedestrian. Thankfully, its doesn't sound like they were hurt too badly. Just highlights the continued need for the Mayor to make Traffic Safety a true priority.

Woman hit by car on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City: cops

Posted on: 2016/10/20 14:10
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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We're getting a little media traction - NJTV News last night. We need to keep this in front of the Mayor. A few week of blitzes/speed traps are not going to do it.

Rash of Fatalities Spotlights Dangerous Jersey City Roadway


Please sign the Safe Streets JC petition to the Mayor & Council. We need a Vision Zero plan for Jersey City now!

Posted on: 2016/10/19 14:29
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Oh, we understand - we did as best as we could with the short time and want to do more with more notice for sure. We had 73 people, though! :D

Posted on: 2016/10/17 15:50
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Thanks, I just joined Glad to see an interest group forming as I have never seen driving as bad as what I experience in this city.


Great!

Hudson County's Kennedy Boulevard as deadly as ever

Considering we had only 3 of us and only 24 hrs to pull it off, we got 73 people at our Community Walk yesterday, including the Mayor & Freeholder & Councilman who walked with us. The Mayor gave us a commitment to make enforcement on JFK a priority and to attend a puiblic meeting after Thanksgiving to discuss a plan. We made it clear to him that JFK Blvd is JC's "Boulevard of Death" but that ALL of JC has traffic safety problems and we want him to adopt a "Vision Zero" plan for the entire city. This is only the beginning. We have to work together, group this group and hold the Mayor accountable. I hope many of you will join this cause to make all our streets safer for everyone.

If 3 people can pull this off in 24 hrs, just envision what a lot bigger group of us dedicated people do with more planning.

Posted on: 2016/10/17 15:09
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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If you are concerned about TRAFFIC SAFETY issues in JC, please join our new group SAFE STREETS JC.


Posted on: 2016/10/16 18:19
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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AGAIN!! This is the THIRD traffic death (pedestrian/cyclist) this month alone and the month isn't near over. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! We all need to speak out! People, PLEASE tweet @stevenfulop and demand he make Traffic Enforcement a priority city-wide. Please include #jcmakeityours & #jcmakeitsafe in your tweets. We need to all stay on this.

Boy dies after being hit by bus in Jersey City



Posted on: 2016/10/14 18:40
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Re: Sidewalk Repair violation and work
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Recently received a Notice of Violation from Division of Housing Code Enforcement for sidewalk repairs required and getting the run around from the various city agencies (Buildings, Housing Code, Traffic & Engineering, etc).

Has anyone recently had to deal with this ?



What are you trying to sort out? Homeowners are responsible for the upkeep of the sidewalk pavement on their properties.The city is responsible for the actual curb.

Posted on: 2016/10/4 14:00
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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No one is following rules and rules are not being enforced.

i see many drivers who go beyond the speed limit on busy streets in downtown JC (i.e., Columbus, Montgomery). Recently, I even saw one make an illegal right turn on red near the postoffice on Montgomery, whilst a traffic cop was in front of them and cop did not stop or do anything.

I also see dumb pedestrians crossing against the light while busy texting. Those are the inattentive ones who deserve to be hit. Crazy people everywhere.






Exactly my POV & what I'm talking about when I say enforcement. It applies to all users of the roadway.

Posted on: 2016/10/4 13:57
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Red light cameras (championed by Whizzy, who got a lot of $ from the red light camera companies) died after the trial period showed little or no improvement of safety-but the towns LOVED it because they sucked up the cash from tickets.


As a pedestrian, I loved them because on the blocks of JFK in my hood, they worked! Now drivers are constantly running red lights, and pedestrians with the walk sign have near misses with getting hit daily. I now have to give like an extra 3-5 secs after the light changes to cross the street at JFK/Duncan, where we use to have a camera. This was not a problem like this when the cameras were in place.

Posted on: 2016/10/3 20:52
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Agreed, but as previously explained NJ state has outlawed both red light and speed cameras. So not an option right now. But enforcement is.

Which politicians are responsible for killing these initiatives? Pressure needs to be put on them, too.


Much of the NJ State legislature. That's a way bigger battle. Let's start with JC and what can be done here.

Posted on: 2016/10/1 21:37
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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a few months back someone did a time lapse video at jersey and York. It got quick attention and was used on the local news.

Good video can get attention especially when it is embarrassing to the City


It got attention for about 5 mins. Sadly, the city has done nothing about it in terms of improving enforcement. So we all need to keep the pressure on with consistent public pressure in all its forms.

Posted on: 2016/10/1 21:36
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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I complained to the city about a month ago about drivers routinely going through the stop sign at LSP, the corner of Phillip St. and Johnston. It's very dangerous for pedestrians/cyclists going into or out of the park. The employee said he would send a police car out to observe. I'm not clear what good that did or could do, but the situation is the same.

I also volunteered to take videos of drivers going through the stop sign. I was told that videos by the general public are not admissible.

However, if enough of us did this and posted it online and to Fulop - assuming it's legal, it may have an effect. Or maybe I have my rose-colored glasses on.


YESSSS! DO THIS and tweet it to @stevenfulop with hashtag #jcmakeityours. This fits in completely with the effort needed here to get the Mayor's public attention on this city-wide problem.

Posted on: 2016/10/1 21:35
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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As a driver, I have to say the prevailing "pedestrian can do no wrong" attitude doesn't help solve the problem at all. I see a lot of pedestrians with earbuds, crossing when they're not supposed to, taking their sweet time getting across. I think there has to be a multi pronged approach where Jay walkers are actively treated as as driver not yielding to pedestrians.


That is not the POV here at all. Enforcement includes all users of the roads, including pedestrians.

Posted on: 2016/10/1 21:33
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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We've been trying to get the clear data you are seeking from the JCPD for awhile now. The record keeping isn't great.


Seriously? They can't tell you how many moving violations were written?!!!


Not really, and its a problem. See this as an illustration.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 18:36
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Actually, its a long held fact that once one crosses into Bayonne via JFK Blvd that you need to slow down to the speed limit or get busted for speeding. Why? Because they have always had solid and consistent enforcement in Bayonne.. Its not that hard to do and we should be demanding it from our City.


Where would one find stats to back this up? Like traffic tickets per officer or per capita? Clearly our neighbors to the N & S have better enforcement. Of course one expects the JCPD to respond "we have more crime to deal with and don't have time for traffic". Hence my proposal for a traffic division.


I am also in agreement with you about a traffic division - that's part of what we can push Fulop to do by making this a priority.

We've been trying to get the clear data you are seeking from the JCPD for awhile now. The record keeping isn't great. Another item that Fulop can direct improvement on, via the Director of Innovation's help (Brian Platt).

So all of this goes back to pushing Fulop to make this problem a priority. See?

Posted on: 2016/9/30 17:33
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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You think this guy hit by the cab would fly 50 feet through the air if the cab were driving the speed limit, or close to the speed limit?

Yes.

The driver could easily have been driving at 30 - 35mph, and thrown the pedestrian 50 feet. Cars have a large amount of mass, and pedestrians do not. That's still speeding, but also very typical speeds not just on JFK, but on similar roads pretty much anywhere in the US. I see people drive like that all the time in the 'burbs.

http://www.mcnallyassociates.com/onlinetools/speedfromthrow.htm

Plus, I still haven't seen data suggesting that the pedestrian/cyclist fatality rate in JC is disproportionately high. If anything, that seems to be a national issue, not a local one.

I.e. suggesting that drivers suddenly lose their minds once they cross the city border does not appear to be justified.


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I walk or ride my bike on JFK 7 days a week, and it is terrifying.

You really shouldn't ride on JFK. Or expect the city to put real bike lanes onto JFK.

One of the goals of bicycle routes is that it encourages cyclists to avoid the roads with faster and more auto traffic.

I highly recommend you find a parallel route.


Actually, its a long held fact that once one crosses into Bayonne via JFK Blvd that you need to slow down to the speed limit or get busted for speeding. Why? Because they have always had solid and consistent enforcement in Bayonne.. Its not that hard to do and we should be demanding it from our City.

Yes, its a national problem, potentially. But none of what you put forth give the Mayor/City a pass to do nothing about it.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 16:44
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Fulop neither cares about improving traffic safety nor does he have the knowledge or skill set to do so.

We need a new mayor who truly cares about the safety of Jersey City's residents.


The first part of your statement (not caring) - I'd agree with, and its a huge problem. The second part I think is false. He only has to make it a priority and let the experts improve it, and just stay on them to make them follow through.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 16:00
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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For those rhetorically asking about crossing in the pathway and speeding, if you look at the pictures, the dude's hat and sneakers are in the middle of the intersection. This means he was probably in the crosswalk. If you're struck by a car, clothing on your extremities are subject to whiplash and tend to get knocked off right away (although the other major opportunity for that to happen is during impact with the ground, so that is a possibility). http://i.imgur.com/NkleEfD.gif for a much tamer version of this.

Also, in order for the body itself to be thrown "50 feet", the driver had to be going at a significant rate of speed, probably well over the 25 speed limit.

Obviously no idea bout crossing against or with the light because no one has any idea on that, but you can figure out the answers to two out of those three posits.

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like ticketing those at 4th & Marin who cross against the DON'T WALK


There's no crosswalk on 4th and Marin. You mean 3rd? Because that entire crosswalk area is a giant shitshow in every possible way



Incorrect assumption on this victim. He was thrown 50 ft. That much we know. And then clothing likely flies off him too. So, no - we don't know where he crossed. Steven Clifford in 2013 crossed at the crosswalk and was thrown about 75-80 ft. Where he crossed the street is really irrelevant at this point.

The point is that speed kills and needs to be enforced, and this is something the city can and should do. If the guy was hit by the car going 25 or even 35mph, he'd likely still be alive.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 15:42

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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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JC has drivers who don't know how to drive, pedestrians who don't follow traffic rules, bikers on the sidewalks, no one obeys traffic signs and lights.

Everyone is to blame.


I agree that all parties contribute to what can be a chaotic environment on the roads, but it's drivers going 20, 30 mph over the posted speed limits that are responsible for DEATHS in these cases.

You think this guy hit by the cab would fly 50 feet through the air if the cab were driving the speed limit, or close to the speed limit?

I walk or ride my bike on JFK 7 days a week, and it is terrifying.



Thank you, this is my whole point! This thread is a plea for ENFORCEMENT and a real commitment from our Mayor to address the city-wide problem of terrible pedestrian & biking safety caused [mostly] by a culture of chronic speeding and reckless driving that's been permitted to exist unchecked for so long. You get enforcement out there, speeds should go down, all people on the roads hopefully start to pay more attention to operating safer on the roads.

Traffic Enforcement is also a presence that has the secondary positive effect of potentially lowering other crimes as Police become more visible in neighborhoods, and criminals drive - traffic stops often catch criminals. Also, getting killed by a speeding car is a violent crime. That needs to be acknowledged. The rate of death by auto in JC when put beside the stats of deaths by other criminal means is pretty high ratio, actually. We've pulled the data and its staggering how many of the criminal deaths (including death by auto in that sum) are caused by car crashes.

Its an easy win for the Mayor on so many levels and we need to demand it.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 13:50
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Agreed, but as previously explained NJ state has outlawed both red light and speed cameras. So not an option right now. But enforcement is.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 20:16
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Deaths on Kennedy Blvd increase when the county at the urging of then mayor Schundler asked the county executive to eliminate the county cops. They patrolled Kennedy and Tonnelle to stop the speeding.


This is a city-wide problem. This factoid does not help the current problem.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 18:41
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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i think more speeedbumps throughout the city would help...even on kennedy and columbus


I've said before we don't have a roadway engineering problem that requires more speed bumps and multiway stop signs, we have an enforcement problem, because there's no credible deterrent to scofflaw driving. As that recent video showed, no one stops at stop signs, so more of them are useless. The cops don't ticket, the red light cameras fell to a political campaign against them, and we never had speeding cams, which would have been awesome for JFK.

I propose a new Traffic Division in the Dept of Public Safety. NYC has this. Get people out there giving tickets and they can pay for themselves. There can also be a "human traffic cam" program, Traffic Officers with cameras, able to stop anywhere and record scofflaws. It might even make sense to make those tickets "no points" like the fixed cam ones, no need to pull anyone over, just stand there at a corner and record. Same for speeders. We have this technology, hi def cams and the whole website thing where you see yourself caught cold.

Lets think outside the box rather than make every street in JC a row of speed bumps and every intersection 4 way stop. Hoboken functions fine without them, likely because they have cops that actually enforce.


Unfortunately, we also have NJ laws against both red light and speed cams. :(

But YES - JC needs a traffic enforcement division!!

AGAIN - join the campaign and TWEET THE MAYOR! We need to put the public pressure on, and this is one big way you all can help!

Posted on: 2016/9/29 16:31
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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i think more speeedbumps throughout the city would help...even on kennedy and columbus


I feel you. But where you can and cannot place speed humps is tightly regulated by the DOT. There is strict criteria on this. For instance, roadways over a certain capacity (and Columbus, Mari & JFK blvd fall in this category) are not eligible for speed humps at all.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 15:59
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Re: FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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There are multiple issues that need to be addressed along Kennedy. The drivers are a problem as are the pedestrians. I do not know if this person was crossing in the crosswalk or when they had a red light but Kennedy and the streets that run parallel have a huge issue with jaywalkers. The drivers drive way too aggressive and way to fast and a lot of people just wander into the middle of the road bc they don't want to walk to the crosswalk and wait for the light.

The walk signs need to turn to walk when the light goes red, the drivers need to slow down and stop blowing red lights (ticket the drivers), and people need to use the crosswalk and not cross against the light. JFK is super busy and I see people jaywalking with children!

Oh and we NEED Bike lanes on JFK and people please don't ride your bike against traffic it is do dangerous. I ride down Bergan bc JFK is too dangerous and I don't like riding on the sidewalk. Bergan can still be sketchy between the aggressive drivers, the busses, the double parking, jaywalkers, and bikes riding against traffic.


The safety issue is more than just the drivers.


All valid. But Fulop has ignored community pleas and invites to meetings to discuss traffic safety and enforcement! The County Engineers have been putting in a lot of effort to improve this particular road - but you don't see it yet because their projects are grant funded and take 4-5 years to implement, BUT ITS COMING! I helped push the county to do a major project which led to the first grant of $3.6m (first of many grant apps to come for this road). Construction on this first part starts in Spring 2017,process was started Fall 2013 to give you an idea of the time span required. The County is truly stepping up!

Thing is engineering takes time and is only 50% of the solution, so you don't see it right way. Enforcement improvements, the other 50% of the solution, can be made much faster. Both of these pieces have to happen. We cannot engineer out way out of this. Fulop has IGNORED THIS problem of chronic reckless driving and speeding city-wide. He wants to be our Mayor again?? Well, then WE NEED to make this a PUBLIC problem for him. And that starts with taking to Twitter. Please help us out.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 15:43
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FULOP, DEAL WITH PEDESTRIAN & BIKE SAFETY!!
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Yet another senseless death has occurred in JC due to the chronic culture of speeding and reckless driving that our Mayor refuses to address. We've been begging him for years (at least 4 years to be exact, after the death of Steven Clifford!) for more enforcement on JFK Blvd and to make improving safety on our streets a priority. He stands us up at meetings, he won't deal with it.

Before anyone says it - JC has enforcement jurisdiction on all roads in JC, even county roads. The CITY/JCPD are responsible for creating and managing en enforcement plan city-wide.

Pedestrian struck and killed crossing Jersey City street, officials say


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y.html#incart_2box_hudson

Its time to hit him publicly, folks. Because as we've all seen for 3.5 years - public image drives this pol. And here's an easy way to help the effort no matter what part of the city you live in.

Please TWEET @stevenfulop about this crash, and anytime you feel unsafe as a pedestrian or cyclist or see any dangerous driving, close calls, witness crashes, etc.. We need to hit him now and consistently going forward. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE #jcmakeityours in your tweet. And if you have space left, add in #jcmakeitsafe.

We have to start more public pressure as residents.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 14:41
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