Traffic PLUS

Open Issues: 104 Closed Issues: 3,355 Acknowledged Issues: 824
  • St Pauls Ave Jersey City NJ 07306, United States - Journal Square
    Btwn Bevan and 139 on Saint Paul's it is a 2 way road. The only reason it's two ways if for the awful parking lot that serves zero purpose for the community considering all of the buildings in this block, have gated parking with hundreds of spots available to them. This area is incredibly dangerous for pedestrians AND drivers because people are driving into oncoming traffic to go around everyone waiting at the stop sign to turn right onto 139. There should be a bump out here after the lot entrance or some other way to prevent people from driving into oncoming traffic. It happens every morning all morning and it is very dangerous. My real opinion is that this entire stretch of road should be a dead end so this street ceases to be used for cut through traffic.
  • 211–215 Coles St Jersey City 07302, United States - Downtown
    With all the new apartment buildings in the area, a safer pedestrian walkway under these overpasses would be greatly appreciated. It’s dark, sidewalks are filthy and not ADA accesible, and cars are constantly speeding. Make JC a safer place!
  • Grand St & Marin Blvd Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown

    Why was my previous request archived???

    I was walking my baby in our stroller along with my dog and almost got hit by a car in this corner TWICE. Care turning off of grand street to Marin are super aggressive. I’ve also seen multiple people almost get hit here beside me, and know a biker was killed in this location.

    This intersection is an issue because many people get off the highway and use this to cut through downtown. Either there is a red left turn signal and/or something, this intersection needs help.

  • Liberty Ave & Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ, 07306, USA - Journal Square
    India square is a disaster for pedestrians. People Park in no parking zones blocking cross walks at all hours of day, and there is no enforcement. Drivers yell at pedestrians for crossing the street legally, and jaywalking is out of control
  • 235-249 Brunswick St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    The intersection of Brunswick and Pavonia is extremely dangerous. Countless times drivers do not stop or even slow down as they travel on Brunswick from 9th street towards 8th street. It is as though the stop sign there does not exist. I have been almost hit while walking my dog multiple times because someone did not stop. This is extremely dangerous because of the public park with a child playground and water pad as well as the dog groomer located on pavonia adds increased dog traffic in this area. I believe what is needed here is a raised crossed walk to bring the pedestrians up to eye level with the drivers as well as it creates some speed mitigation. Installing a speed hump further down the block would not stop drivers from blowing through the stop sign.
  • Congress St & Palisade Ave Jersey City, NJ, 07307, USA - The Heights
    Something like 30-50 / hr buses try to squeeze through the block of Congress between Paterson Plank and Palisade—plus hundreds of vehicles and pedestrians. The onstreet parking of 20 cars should be banned during the morning rush. It makes difficult for buses to turn and reduces visibility of pedestrians at crosswalks. This would be a minor inconvenience for 20 people easing travel for thousands.
  • 194 Wayne St Jersey City NJ 07302, United States - Downtown
    Wayne Street between Monmouth Street and Brunswick Street is considered an Access Easement, but drivers frequently use it as a shortcut to skip the traffic light at Monmouth and Columbus Drive or a shortcut from Brunswick to Monmouth to avoid the traffic light at Montgomery Street. Drivers frequently race down this narrow access easement at high speeds. Previous signage indicating the status of Wayne Street is old and illegible at this point. Please consider posting new signage of the status of Wayne St., multiple speed bumps / humps, a reduced speed limit of 10 or 15mph, and additional enforcement.
  • Lineau Pl & Reservoir Ave Jersey City, NJ, 07307, USA - The Heights

    cars often turn from reservoir to lienau at high speeds and/or speed down the one-block stretch before reaching a dead end at booream.

    the "no parking" section on the west side of the street that could benefit from a curb extension or alternative features to calm speeds.

  • 686 Bergen Ave Jersey City, NJ, 07304, USA - McGinley Square

    Today I saw for the millionth time a pedestrian who waited until a break in cars, crossed into the marked crosswalk, but had fast-moving cars speed up dangerously and attempt to mow the walker down! This has also happened to me personally. This crosswalk has signs but no lights. It is not adequate for safety. Drivers do not stop! Drivers do not seem to understand how crosswalks work.

    Here's information about a study that shows cars need to be moving slower than 20mph to reliably stop for a pedestrian as required in a crosswalk, regardless of signage or laws: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2023/01/11/want-drivers-to-stop-at-crosswalks-slow-them-down-first/

    Please consider:

    -lowering speed limit for stretch of Bergen between Communipaw and Montgomery

    -marking crosswalks in this section with lights (currently only the ones in front of the school a few blocks down have flashing lights)

    -ticketing more for crosswalk or speeding violations in this area

    Thank you very much

  • St Pauls Ave And Central Ave Jersey City, New Jersey - The Heights
    We desperately need a traffic light at St Pauls and Central Ave the traffic onto Central Ave gets backed up by buses, and the school #6, 7 all around causing students to rush through Central Ave very unsafe
  • Arlington Ave & Grand St Jersey City, NJ, 07304, USA - Bergen-Lafayette
    Very dangerous intersection with cars coming from Grand, Arlington, and Harmon. No one stops for pedestrians. Right across from Arlington Park so kids trying to cross, which makes it extra concerning how dangerous it is.
  • Evertrust Plz & Montgomery St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown

    Today (3/11) morning at 8.30 am I was about to witness a tragedy. A group of school kids were were waiting to cross with their parents in front of 270 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, 07302. Shown with #1 in image. There is walk sign shown in #2, but car drivers never obey it. A little girl from the group ran forward to spot#3 in image and car came speeding from direction of #4 arrow and the girl almost hit the car. This is very dangerous crossing where a tragic accident is waiting to happen. Last month I witnessed a car accident at the same spot when a car exiting 270 Marin Blvd was hit by another car coming from direction of #4 arrow.

    There is street parking very close to crossing as shown in #5 in image. People waiting for crossing at spot#1 can't see car without going dangerously close to spot#3 and car drivers can't see people and don't slow down to obey crossing sign. Please take care of the situation.

    Some suggestions -
    1. Remove parking spot shown in #5 in image so that there is more visibility
    2. Install flashing walk sign much before spot #2 so that car drivers have time spot it and slow down
    3. Paint signs on road or install speed hump