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Ridgewood Downtown beautification vs. crosswalk/pedestrian safety

August 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Readers:  What’s your opinion?  Do the planters downtown on East Ridgewood Avenue adversely impact crosswalk/pedestrian safety?  Let us know what you think.  Thank you.

6 thoughts on “Ridgewood Downtown beautification vs. crosswalk/pedestrian safety

  1. No, illegally parked cars at coffee and ice cream shops do.

  2. Yes, they do. When driving at night they make it very hard to see if a human is at the corner or just the plant. The plant also can hide a shorter person who is getting ready to cross the street, esp. if you are making a right turn from a neighboring street.

  3. Clearly an accident waiting to happen with attorneys standing by to sue.

  4. That’s got to be one of the stupidest laws that we ever heard of allowing people just don’t walk from the sidewalk and curb into the street where traffic is rolling down the road and a minimum of 25 mph. I don’t give a shit about what law, I teach my kids before you walk into a street anywhere in the world you look both ways it’s just common sense. I love it when you get these idiots will just walk into the street with their head down, And then they have their phone on listening to music looking up at the space you idiots. I blame the parents for not teaching your kids from right and wrong that more is wrong. If someone is driving down Ridgewood having you at 25 mph the law, and a fool just went into the street without looking are you kidding me. And what about these jaywalkers that walk out between garage and getting it put cameras put cameras all around the CBD and you’ll see the stupidity thank you-year-old friend.

  5. Anything at all that can impede vision when cars are involved is a mistake. Property owners are required to cut back shrubs and trees that hang over sidewalks or make it too hard for a driver to see whether cars are coming. Safety downtown and in any similar setting must be #1-99 and beauty #100.

  6. 1:19 Please take a drive throughout Ridgewood and see how many corners are blocked by shrubs, etc. No one gets told to cut them back anymore. Even by the schools (Travell at Fairfield and Glen for example.)

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