Under Mayor Zimmer’s watch, Hoboken has become a nationally-recognized leader in progressive transportation initiatives. Her administration launched Corner Cars, the first on-street, city-wide car sharing program in the country. She expanded and modernized the Hop shuttle system with new buses and GPS tracking technology. Zimmer further expanded transportation options through the launch of Hudson Bike Share – a next-generation bike share program that is profitable without any taxpayer funds.
Mayor Zimmer also modernized parking in Hoboken, enabling parking permits to be purchased online and introducing pay-by-phone technology for metered parking. She acquired property to build Hoboken’s first municipal parking garage in northwest Hoboken.
Dawn Zimmer was one of the first in the state to launch an award-winning complete streets program to make streets safer for all users. Major projects include widened sidewalks and corner bumpouts at Hudson Place, a new plaza, cobblestone street, and wider sidewalks at Newark Street, one of the first on-street protected bike lanes in the state, a multi-use path to complete the waterfront walkway gap on Sinatra Drive, and raised crosswalks, corner bumpouts, and cobblestone streets underneath the 14th Street Viaduct.
The renovation and repaving of Washington Street – Hoboken’s main commercial corridor, will add 15 new traffic signals with pedestrian crossing signals, curb extensions, ADA ramps, loading zones, and bike lanes. The project will also replace the 100-year-old water main, incorporate rain gardens to capture stormwater runoff and alleviate flooding, and install the conduit for the backbone of a microgrid to improve energy resiliency.