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Many Outdoor dining Fixtures are Obstructing the view of both Drivers and Pedestrians in Ridgewood’s CBD

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Ridgewood NJ, this morning a pedestrian was almost injured crossing the street on Broad Street near the Hudson garage.  It seems the outdoor dinning fixtures  are obstructing the view of both drivers and pedestrians.

24 thoughts on “Many Outdoor dining Fixtures are Obstructing the view of both Drivers and Pedestrians in Ridgewood’s CBD

  1. The problem is that at some of these locations there’s a lot of litter on the outside of the barricades ,who is responsible for that. Looks dirty.
    You would think the Board of Health would be inspecting these locations it’s part of the restaurant. We don’t need any more rodents in the CBD.

  2. A lawsuit waiting to happen.

  3. Must not be in street, period.

  4. I love them but it is true!

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  5. Hoboken has them in the street too.

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  6. Someone always has a complaint. This outdoor dining is a wonderful addition to the Village. Look both ways and take some personal responsibility.

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  7. Families eating in a gazebo bubble/ pods-
    Could get wiped out esp during dark
    Or sunset periods- it is getting warmer into May & June drawing more traffic
    on foot and in Cars/Trucks .

    There should be a temporary STOP SIGN AT MS.Sherrys asian takeout.

    Cars ignore pedestrian painted Walkways in front of the new garage

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  8. Outdoor “dinning” is fun! But noisy!

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  9. As corona emergency passes, street space should be returned to normal. Keep the weekend outdoor mall though! My family loves it!

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  10. Then remove some parking spaces that are right at the intersections that actually block a persons view from
    Making a left or a right. I do t have a problem with the above picture.

  11. Love out door dinning but the CBD has some serious blind spots

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  12. They are no less ugly or hazardous than the illegal Vagianos Wall

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  13. So very true there are a lot of dark spots in the CBD. The Chamber of Commerce should be riding around looking to see where they can add more lighting in the CBD. Especially at crosswalks intersections where people are walking, just to avoid an accident that’s all. The outdoor dining which fun I say bring more into the town. Bring more bands entertainment into the park. Do whatever you have to do to War shoppers families into the CBD. It’s good for business people will spend money people need to be outside now.

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  14. Lets wait til someone gets hit by a car before making any decisions

  15. I love the outdoor dining.

    I also drive through town quite often. I did not feel that my vision was obstructed but I also drive slowly. Pedestrians are still reckless

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  16. OMG get over the Vaggianos wall already! MOVE ON

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  17. Totally not interested and will never go.

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  18. I’m glad that the mayor and council read this blog. It’s amazing so many things are set on this block go to bed. But it makes things get done, the blog is turning out to be the Bible. We’ve heard that all the top officials day by day , Thank God we have this blog because so many things to be swept under the carpet. Like in the past. So many sneaky deals, keeping the truth from the tax people. They know that they have to watch their peas and cues.

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  19. At some point soon we should just open the restaurants at full capacity. Keep the pedestrian mall on weekends. No more pods is the street.

  20. Shut down Ridgewood Avenue every weekend from Broad Street to the park.At least for the summer.

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  21. Shut down Ridgewood Avenue every weekend. Lets make sure we kill every business that isn’t a restaurant.

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  22. There should be rules on how close those fixtures can be placed next to the cross walks

  23. shutting down the street for a handful of resturants uptown is silly and even worse is closing one whole block just for Kilwins is really unexplainable while the other businesses suffer. Not only do they block the street but some are blocking the alley ways now and the barriers are just ugly. with indoor dining increasing and sidewalk tables, moving to the street and taking parking spaces and making traffic worse will shy people away from downtown. People are already starting to double park because of the ugly cones on every corner and its becoming a hazard with no enforcement. Stay home and cook

  24. Let’s put the VC meetings in one of those pods and hope for the best

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