Drivers Beware: Pedestrian Stanchions Delivered to River Edge
The traffic calming measure is intended to make Kinderkamack Road more pedestrian friendly
As part of its 2013 goals to make River Edge more pedestrian friendly at its three business centers, the borough recently installed nine roadway stanchions along Kinderkamack Road.
The crosswalk pedestrian stanctions are located where Kinderkamack Road meets with: Midland Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Continental Avenue, Madison Avenue, Voorhis Avenue, Howland Avenue, Reservoir Avenue, Main Street and Grand Avenue.
Additional stanchions have been placed along Midland Avenue near the intersections of Bogert Road and Myrtle Avenue.
Police Chief Thomas Cariddi previously expressed concerns about the stanchion placements as Kinderkamack Road in River Edge is narrower than it is in Oradell.
The average road width along Kinderkamack Road in River Edge is 34.5 feet wide while the same road in Oradell ranges from 44 feet to 54 feet wide.
According to Cariddi, the borough had placed stanchions along Kinderkamack Road and Madison Avenue five years ago and at that time the stanchions were hit on a regular basis as drivers attempted to get past them.
At the same time as the stanchions delivery, the borough is also exploring the completion of a traffic study through in conjunction with Bergen County's engineering office to determine the possiblity of lowering the speed limit to 25mph.
A 2008 study determined that the average speed limit on Kinderkamack Road in River Edge was 33mph, which is under the posted limit. The highest prevailing speed limit was measured at 38mph.
The current speed limit on Kinderkamack Road is 35mph although Oradell and Hackensack have their speed limit for the county road set at 25mph.