Despite the pandemic, the Township has been able to upgrade pedestrian safety throughout Town.
Here’s a sample of the new crosswalk striping (now with a bit of color to help drivers and pedestrians) and LED signage on Sussex Rd. at Billington (near the Rt. 4 bus stop):
The following actions were taken (or scheduled to be taken):
Solar Powered Radar Signs (3 machines)
- Palisade by Votee
- Windsor Road
- Sussex Road (Scheduled)
Pedestrian LED Crossing Signs (11 sets)
- Queen Anne and Edgemont
- West Englewood and Jefferson
- West Englewood and Pennington
- West Englewood and Palisade Avenue
- Glenwood Avenue by Little League Field
- Cedar Lane and Grange
- River Road and Terhune
- Teaneck and Sackville (Scheduled)
- Teaneck Road and Vandelinda (Scheduled)
- Billington and Sussex (Scheduled)
- Van Cortland and Intervale (Scheduled
Rapid Flashing Beacons (5 sets)
- FDU Repaired and replaced batteries
- Cedar Lane and Chadwick
- Windsor Road (2 sets will be installed when new crosswalks completed)
- Teaneck Road and Franklin (Scheduled)
- Teaneck Road and Oakdene (Scheduled)
- Location to be determined
More Pedestrian Flashing Beacons
Additional Rapid Flashing Beacons Added
Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order 142, which rolls back some of the previous measures that were put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19.
I’ve reviewed the order and compiled the list below. This is not legal advice and I would strongly suggest anyone operating a business to review the rule in its entirety and seek legal guidance before changing any operations.
As the rate of infection decreases, the following changes take effect:
- Constructions projects not designated as essential may resume (subject to restrictions)
- Some vehicular based gatherings are permitted (subject to social distancing restrictions).
- Leaving your home to participate in such a gathering is no longer a violation of Executive Order.
- Certain Recreational and Entertainment events are now permitted (subject to social distancing restrictions).
- Non-essential retail businesses are permitted to reopen to the public, but only where they adopt specific policies as outlined in section 9.
- Curbside pickup only
- Limited employees required to effect curbside pickup
- Emphasis on contactless payments
- Arrangements for scheduling are encouraged
- Employees will place goods in vehicles
- Mall businesses can operate with curbside pickup (subject to social distancing restrictions)
The order tasks the State Director of Emergency Management with discretion to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to the terms in the order.
Municipalities are prohibited from any contrary rules.
Executive Order 142 Nonessential Contrcution Curbside Pickup Gatherings in Cars
As mentioned a couple week ago, the Township has been working on several safety projects. In addition to the installation of Pedestrian Flashing beacons on West Englewood Avenue in the area of Jefferson Street and traffic calming measures, such as the striping of Sussex and Garrison Avenues, we have now installed Pedestrian Flashing Beacons on West Englewood Avenue in the area of Pennington Road.
You can see the new systems below.
The council and manager are committed to ensuring that appropriate safety precautions are made in various areas of the Municipality.
If you have any recommendations, please feel free to reach out and we can ask the Teaneck Police Department Traffic Bureau to investigate the possibility
Continue reading “More Pedestrian Flashing Beacons”
The Township has been working to analyze potential areas for safety improvements. As mentioned, a new striping plan (including crosswalks at Billington for Belle Ave bus users) is currently being finalized.
In addition, as per the results from several Police Studies and in conjunction with input from residents and organizations, we have been deploying Automatic Rapid Flashing Beacons at busy intersections.
The latest appear on Queen Anne Road by Edgemont in the vicinity of Congregation Beth Aaron.
Continue reading “Additional Rapid Flashing Beacons Added”
As readers of the blog will recall, traffic calming measures to slow speeding cars require a lot of study and preparation.
After meeting with Police and reviewing data from Garrison Avenue striping, Deputy Mayor Schwartz and Councilman Kaplan are please to announce new striping plans along Sussex Road. These plans will change the feel of the roadway, in order to slow down traffic and maintain parking for those living nearby.
NJ TRANSIT remains committed to the safety of our customers and employees and is working to ensure a safe environment by following the health standards set by the CDC through the sanitation of our facilities and vehicles and the cleanliness practices of our employees. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT remains committed to providing reliable and dependable service.
Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 125 requiring all personnel and customers on New Jersey Transit vehicles to wear face coverings, among other requirements, strengthening NJ TRANSIT’s efforts to protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that:
NJ TRANSIT REQUIRES ALL RIDERS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CDC GUIDE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
NJ TRANSIT WORKERS AUTHORIZED TO LIMIT PASSENGER OCCUPANCY TO 50% OF THE VEHICLE’S MAXIMUM CAPACITY ON ALL TRAINS, BUSES AND LIGHT RAIL LINES.
CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE USING NJ TRANSIT SERVICES FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Continue reading “NJ TRANSIT COVID-19 UPDATE: E.O. 125 POLICY IMPLEMENTATION”