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Reader says better to Keep Glenwood two way

Ridgewood's Glenwood Road to become one way street east of Upper Boulevard

file photo by Boyd Loving

Keep it two way. The posts asking for better signage are legit. And while the HS student story is sad, making it one way won’t change the danger of crossing the tracks. This is one more case of the Village Engineer’s idiocy! The average vehicle is 6′ wide. North Monroe (25mph) is approximately 29′ from curb to curb, between Fairmont and Patricia Ct – but No Parking on either side (even though there’s 17′ of clearance). Most cars coming up Glenwood from HoHoKus turn onto Hillcrest.. Whether you turn left or right on Hillcrest, between Hamilton and Fairmont the road average 21′ – 23; But there’s Parking on both sides of the street!!!. So if there’s a truck (which is wider than 6′) is parked on both sides of the street (like landscapers do in the summer) you have less than a foot of clearance – God forbid that a fire truck has to get through! So the same “brain trust” that puts this into place now wants to screw around with Glenwood.

5 thoughts on “Reader says better to Keep Glenwood two way

  1. I disagree with the changes but I do not believe the village engineer is to blame. This came from NJ DoT.

  2. I wish they fully close it. On a personal level biggest benefit would be the stopping of train honking which wakes me up every morning. It is insane to blow the horn 6-7 times loudly at such reduced speeds (when entering and leaving the station) and when both arms at intersection are down. I am not even close to the tracks, I can only imagine what the houses near HHK station have to deal with daily.

  3. Close it to commercial traffic OR cars. vans and pickups without any trailers.

  4. 1:18 – It is a safety issue to blow the horn. Plain and simple. Sorry if it inconveniences you

  5. Closing it would not change the train horns. If leaving or stopping at a station its 2 long blasts, 1 short and 1 long going thru a crossing without stopping it’s 1 long. Closing this to traffic wouldn’t stop either of these. If

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