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Snow Drifts Or Not, Point Boro Pedestrians Should Stay Off The Roads

Yes, it's probably going to snow again...

And, yes, some of those snow drifts may return.

But, no, that's no excuse to walk in the middle of the street..

Point Pleasant Boro officials have advised people to stay off the street when show is piled too high on the sidewalks.

Council President Bob Sabosik said people are creating a safety and traffic hazard when they choose to walk in the street.

"There seems to be a lot of people walking in the road in the snow," he said.

At council's most recent meeting, he and the police suggested that people find alternative means of foot travel.

"It's becoming an unsafe environment," he said.

Amy Cavanaugh February 28, 2014 at 07:08 AM
Lol @ heather!! Ur right, since when does the Boro have sidewalks? Where would they like these people to walk?
BoroTaxPayer February 28, 2014 at 09:11 AM
WTF does "find alternative means of foot travel" even supposed to mean? Should we all get cross country skis to ski over to our neighbors house of the store? What a bunch of knuckle heads!
Alex Viecelli February 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Watching government in action is a lot like watching Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at times.
Ommamma February 28, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Such nonsense!!! I live on Riviera Parkway and my kids went to Nellie Bennett. I remember one winter in particular when we had a few really bad storms and I had to push my daughter to school in a wheelchair because she had broken her leg. There was no way to navigate the sidewalks at all. Nobody could climb the snow banks to even get onto the ones that were shoveled, and quite a few were not. The buses were flying by as usual. I really thought we'd be killed on the way to school. Unfortunately that is what it will take, a terrible tragedy, before anything changes. I realize there are elderly and seasonal residents in Point but there are just as many elderly residents in North Jersey and they all manage to get their walks cleared. Seasonal residents manage to have someone cut their grass while they're not here. They can contract for snow removal as well. I would really hate to see anyone, especially a child on the way to or from school, be seriously hurt or killed. Wake up Point police and council members. This is an important safety issue.
Grace Secula Hagemeyer March 03, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Tomorrow night, March 4th, at 7pm at Boro Hall, the Boro Council will be hearing the recommendations for the proposed Bike/Pedestrian plan that is the result of the study conducted for its "Complete Streets" program. If you truly support our town becoming more bike and pedestrian friendly- which includes sidewalks and bike lanes, among other things- PLEASE consider attending the meeting and showing your support. Thank you!

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