Could bad lighing have contributed to the pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Thursday evening

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm

It was truly a dark and stormy night Thursday night especially on Broad Street where some street lights are out and others are about as dim as you can get and still qualify as a ‘street light.’

Then you have the cars double parked waiting for people getting off the trains. No policemen in sight. It is a wonder there was only one injury.

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  1. Fix the parking at the train station and the lighting at the intersections in town. Also the “stop for pedestrians signs” have given the people on foot a new sense of empowerment in town… NO ONE LOOKS BOTH WAYS ANYMORE!!! people just assume cars, trucks and busses will see them.

  2. This is a tricky and wide area with traffic coming from 4 directions.

    Perhaps limiting the cross walks to 3. Two going north and south in front of the parking lot and by the new restaurant the other east west at the other corner by the restaurant.
    Eliminate the one that crosses Broad were it is divided–put up a barrier at this crossing. This works in the City why not here.

  3. It’s nice to see the Ridgewood cops are now out in the middle of the street directing traffic.

  4. I walk across the crosswalk at Broad and Ridgewood Ave. twice a day and also drive through it at least twice a day. The biggest problem is the traffic heading west on Ridgewood Ave that doesn’t have to stop. These drivers are usually paying more attention to the cars on Broad St. and whether they’ll try to go in front of them (many out of town drivers have no idea that Ridgewood Ave westbound traffic doesn’t have to stop, and there are no “oncoming traffic does not stop” notices).

    The best solution is to put a stop sign at Ridgewood Ave. where it meets Broad St (and also in the parking lot because no one in NJ seems to know what “yield” means). This won’t get rid of the problem – as a pedestrian I personally have had more trouble with cars coming from N. Broad making a left turn onto Ridgewood Ave – but at least it should slow down the flow of traffic and eliminate some of the confusion at a very poorly designed intersection.

  5. Some towns write a “caution” in the crosswalk.

  6. It is abad intersection for everyone

  7. 11:24 PM is correct. The intersection needs to be redone and a traffic light is a MUST! There is far too much traffic and the design is the major hazard!

  8. I agree with 5:28 100%. It should be a 4 way stop. It is very difficult, even in a car to cross Ridgewood Ave from Broad St because the westbound cars just zoom right through. One other thing, today while driving down Franklin, an entire family (w/Mom holding an infant) crossed over towards Dim Sum Dynasty in the middle of the block. Luckily, I saw them and was able to stop, but pedestrians should be ticketed for jaywalking too!

  9. You cannot ticket pedestrians for jaywalking. On crosswalks, the pedestrian has the right of way, and unless you are suggesting that pedestrians get ticketed for crossing a street other than where there is a crosswalk, I’m not sure what you are suggesting. Are you telling me that I am breaking the law if I cross the street without using a crosswalk?

  10. Yes, the definition of “jaywalk” is to cross a street at a place other than a regular crossing or in a heedless manner, as diagonally or against a traffic light. Do you actually think that it is OK to cross wherever you damn please and all the cars (provided they see you in enough time) will stop and traffic will part like the Red Sea so you can cross the street because you are too lazy to walk to the crosswalk?

  11. 12:36 – So the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time he or she was bludgeoned by a car? Your hostility to an event in which it appears you were not involved is a little disturbing. You may have anger management issues.

  12. Bludgeoned??? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore DRAMATIC!!!!!!! Nice word dork!

  13. Someone who uses LOL is calling someone else a dork. Priceless.

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