Hudson Place (Hoboken)

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County Route 736  marker

County Route 736
Hudson Place
Route information
Length: 0.05 mi[1] (0.08 km)
Major junctions
West end: Hudson Street
East end: Hoboken Terminal
Highway system
PATH kiosk with Hudson Place and bus terminal in background
Hudson Place ends at main entrance to Hoboken Terminal
Bus terminal
Facing east

Hudson Place, designated Hudson County Route 736, is a 0.05 mile (0.08 km) long street in Hoboken, New Jersey that runs along the north side of Hoboken Terminal, providing the only automobile access to the major transportation hub. The street ends at Warrington Plaza, where the original ferry slips and main entrance to the waiting room of the station are located.[2] The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway crosses the foot of the street.

Transit hub[edit]

For many years Hudson Place functioned similarly to Exchange Place farther down the Hudson waterfront as a terminus for many trolley lines which crisscrossed Hudson County. One of the few cobbled streets left within it, the streetcar tracks can still be seen.[3] At one time more than ten lines operated by the Public Service Railway originated and terminated here, including the Hoboken Elevated. The last to depart was the #7 Jackson on August 7, 1949. The current bus terminal was built soon after bustitution was completed.[4]

Between 2010 and 2011, the City of Hoboken conducted a two phase renovation of Hudson Place to address the historically high volumes of conflicting pedestrian and automobile traffic, further exacerbated by taxi, shuttle, and delivery activities that have increased in recent years. The project involved a redesign of the existing carriageway and sidewalks to better balance the demands of all traffic modes, reduce vehicle speeds at critical crossings, and to separate overlapping modes of traffic, such as the taxi stand from kiss-and-ride activities. The project was split into two phases - one for each block segment - and included a more efficient taxi stand, significantly reduced pedestrian crossing distances, over one hundred additional bicycle parking spaces including an on-street "bike corral", exclusive shuttle stops, and improved traffic flow. The New Jersey State funded project is considered a successful example of "complete streets" and has been featured as a low-cost best practice redesign demonstration.[5]

Bus service[edit]

Current New Jersey Transit bus operations are as follows:

Route Destination Major streets
22

NJT[6]
Nungessers
North Bergen
Washington Street
14th Street Viaduct
New York/Bergenline
22X
(peak service only)

NJT[7]
Bergenline HBLR station
48th St
Observer Highway
Paterson Plank Road
9th-Congress HBLR station
New York or Bergenline
23
(peak service only)

NJT[8]
Nungesser's
North Bergen
Port Imperial (HBLR station)
Boulevard East
64
(peak service only)
Lakewood Route 18
68
(peak service only)

NJT[9]
Old Bridge Route 18
85

NJT[10]
Harmon Meadow
Secaucus
Paterson Plank Road
9th-Congress HBLR station
Transfer Station
87

NJT[11]
Greenville
Gates Avenue
Jersey City
Paterson Plank Road
9th-Congress HBLR station
Central Avenue
Journal Square
MLK Drive
Old Bergen Road
89

NJT[12]
Nungesser's
North Bergen
Washington Street
14th Street
Willow Ave/Park Ave
48th St
Bergenline HBLR station
Bergenline Avenue
126

NJT[13]
Port Authority Bus Terminal
42nd Street
Manhattan
Washington Street
Willow Avenue
Lincoln Tunnel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hudson County 736 straight line diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  2. ^ Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2008. ISBN 0-88097-763-9. 
  3. ^ [1] Forgetten Hoboken w/ photo of Hudson Place tracks]
  4. ^ French, Kenneth, Images of Rail: Railroads of Hoboken and Jersey City,Arcadia Publishing, 2002, p125, ISBN 978-0-7385-0966-2
  5. ^ http://www.hobokennj.org/2010/10/construction-to-begin-on-hudson-place-pedestrian-safety-improvements/
  6. ^ NJT bus 22 schedule
  7. ^ NJT bus 22 schedule
  8. ^ NJT bus 23 schedule
  9. ^ NJT bus 68 schedule
  10. ^ NJT bus 85 schedule
  11. ^ NJT bus 87 schedule
  12. ^ NJT bus 89 schedule
  13. ^ NJT bus 126 schedule

Coordinates: 40°44′10″N 74°01′49″W / 40.73601°N 74.030195°W / 40.73601; -74.030195