• Joe Dennis

Update: Traffic Coordination 6.0


Hello Everyone from the Skyline Traffic Coordinators,

Can you believe that the one year anniversary of Skyline moving to Bloomfield is rapidly approaching? It has been an amazing year. With that, the Traffic Coordination Team has been working on providing a safe environment for you and those visiting Skyline. The most important thing as you arrive is your safety when dropping off passengers and in navigating your way when crossing streets. We have been successful in establishing a relationship with the Town of Bloomfield and through that, we were able to have the crosswalk in front of Skyline which crosses Watchung Avenue completed. A super concern since the crosswalk has been installed is that we are observing some attending Skyline, sometimes with their children, not utilizing the clearly marked crosswalk. Pedestrians are crossing Watchung Avenue at different points including from between parked vehicles. This is extremely dangerous and creates a situation where a driver may not see the person or persons and as a result could cause a fatality. We encourage you to utilize the crosswalk located on the corner of Watchung Avenue & Emerson Terrace for everyone’s safety.

As a reminder, when dropping off your family or friends, we do encourage you to utilize our drop-off zone and not Watchung Avenue in front of the church for your passengers. Simply enter to the right of the cones placed in the street and go as far to the front of the line as possible. A coordinator will be there to assist you. Please communicate with the coordinator when entering the drop-off area to make them aware of any special needs that you may have. Avoiding the drop-off area and stopping in the middle of the street will create difficulty for vehicles approaching from Eaton Place because the street is not wide enough for two vehicles to pass through when vehicles are parked on both sides. We reserve the east side of Williams Street for the residents to park so that we can be good neighbors.

Most recently, the Bloomfield Police Department stopped and informed us that they had received parking complaints from some of the neighbors. They took no action on that day, but indicated that moving forward they would be issuing summons for the violations they encounter. As a reminder, about parking in the neighborhood: NJ regulations require that you do not park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant or within 25 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection. You cannot park within 50 feet of a stop sign. When parking near corners, be aware that if you park there, you may make it difficult for someone trying to exit a side street. Now that the new crosswalks have been installed, the curbs have been marked with yellow paint and you subject yourself to receiving a Sunday ticket and it will not be to a sporting event... (a little humor there...)

Remember to leave a minimum of 4 feet clearance from driveways allowing residents to easily enter and exit their driveway into the roadway. There is ample parking at both bank parking lots (Wells Fargo & Santander Bank) at the corner of Watchung Avenue and Broad Street and we would encourage you to utilize those locations.

Should you have any special needs or concerns, please email me at joe@skylinenj.org so that I can assist you to make your arrival at Skyline as eventless as possible. Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors and giving those visiting Skyline the ability to have a safe experience arriving at our campus.

“Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” Romans 15:2

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