|Vision 20/20 surrounds buildings with parking lots|
It doesn't take 20/20 Vision to read a Vision 20/20 Concept Plan.
And that's why HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia has withheld it from the City Council and general public. Because what is on the plan- a reduction in open space, and the majority of it utilized for parking lots, would be unacceptable to the general public, and the HHA residents themselves. Further, this plan has 25% more dwelling units than the existing 806, adding more density for the current HHA population.
The victims are the HHA residents, who are being lied to about the Mayor, her City Council allies, and those who care about residents NOT lining the pockets of politicians.
Take a look and see what the current Vision 20/20 does with its"open space" (in red):
That's great, if you happen to be a CAR.
If you're a KID who wants to walk outside and throw a ball - not so much.
In fact, this density of buildings surrounded by parking lots is an accident waiting to happen. To a child. Or a mom pushing a stroller.
Parking lots are a common sight in the US and so are accidents that take place in them. A staggering one of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot, and 14% of all claims of auto damage involve collisions therein. One of the major reasons behind collisions, injuries and fatalities that happen in parking lots is the false sense of security motorists and pedestrians feel. Pedestrians and drivers expect traffic to move more slowly, which means that caution takes a backseat.How ironic that the people pushing this plan at midnight, hiding it from the public are PLAYING THE RACE CARD against anyone who wants the safety of residents to come first and not kick-backs.
2. Pedestrian Accidents in Parking/Parking Lots Involving Children
NHTSA estimates that 22 percent (more than one-fifth) of children between ages 5 and 9 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Most of these accidents occurred because drivers failed to see kids while backing up their vehicles.
The colorful concept plan doesn't cut it.
Executive Director Garcia is STOPPING the process from going forward by not allowing the public and City Council to participate in this huge and significant redevelopment of a huge swath of Hoboken.
Want to know why GA depicts Beth Mason with a Pinocchio nose? Because she tells whoppers like this: