Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Roadway Safety CR 27 Palisade Avenue


August 17, 2010

Mayor Gerald A. Calabrese
Borough of Cliffside Park
525 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

re: Pedestrian Safety CR27 – Palisade Avenue / Crosswalks.

Dear Mayor Calabrese,

I want to thank all of our elected officials for listening to me last meeting as well as tonight, and also for reading my letters. With the school season just around the corner I ask you today to paint the wider zebra or ladder crosswalks from Hudson Place to Lafayette Avenue.

My last letter to you all had a Cliffside Park Citizen letter in it titled, "Drivers Make Street Corners Dangerous." I sent this along so you would see both ends of our Borough are upset with the lack of Pedestrian Safety being provided along CR 27 - Palisade Avenue.

Two weeks ago on August 6th in reading the Cliffside Park Citizen I turned the page to see a red bold caption ROADWAY SAFETY, "Residents seek additional speed humps." The article talked about applying for $25,000 for Roadway Safety. The town has many speed bumps near the schools as well as many street already. Apparently there is a waiting list for safety in our neighborhoods.

Residents along CR 27 - Palisade Avenue are waiting for safety in our neighborhood as well, CR- 27 - Palisade Avenue can't have speed bumps on it, but the wide zebra or ladder crosswalks from one end of the Borough to the other and especially from Prospect to the High School, that includes the Library, Municipal Complex, two parks and the Senior Housing Complex.

Please Mayor, Councilmen and Councilwomen afford ALL residents safety and have the wide zebra or ladder crosswalks painted.

Lastly the new law gives these crosswalks teeth in that if a motorist doesn't come to a STOP and a cop tickets them it will cost them $200 and 2 points.

With the new wide crosswalks, the new law, the town would need to write a mere 125 tickets to make the same $25,000 you are seeking via a grant. Both saving taxpayers of Cliffside Park money and lives.

Respectfully,

Stephen A. Puibello, Founder
Friends and Neighbors of the
Back Bay NAG.
Neighborhood Action Group
Community Activist since 1996
web: www.Backbaynag.org
email:Stephen@Backbaynag.org
Blog: http://thebackbaynagletters.blogspot.com/


CC: Council President Thomas Calabrese
Councilwoman Donna Spoto
Councilman Larry J. Bongard
Councilman Bernard J. Fontana
Councilwoman Dana Martinotti
Councilman Kenneth J. Corcoran
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney
Bergen County Director of Public Works Tom Connolly
Cliffside Park Director of Public Works Al Martone
Darius Amos, Editor The Cliffside Park Citizen

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Jersey's New Crosswalk Law, Effective April 1, 2010



For a complete review of the new law copy the web page link below into your browser:

http://www.state.nj.us/lps/hts/pedestrian.html