Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[Added 12-5-2005 by Ord. No. 05-39;[1] amended 10-29-2018 by Ord. No. 18-47]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance added former Art. VII, Wreckers and Towing; see now Art. VIII, Wreckers and Towing.
The following requirements must be satisfied for the installation of an in-street pedestrian crossing sign:
A. 
The sign shall meet all the provisions of Section 2B.12, In-Street Pedestrian Crossing Signs (R1-6, R1-6a), of the 2003 Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
B. 
The R1-6 "Yield to Pedestrian" sign shall be used.
C. 
The in-street pedestrian crossing sign shall not be used at signalized intersections.
D. 
The in-street pedestrian crossing sign shall not be placed on an island if there is sufficient width to install a "Yield to Pedestrian" sign (R 9-9a), a "Pedestrian Crossing" sign (W11-2) or a school crossing sign (S1-1), as appropriate.
E. 
Signs shall only be installed in central business areas or other areas with significant pedestrian activity.
F. 
Posted speeds along the roadway shall not exceed 35 mph.
G. 
The sign's system, sign and support shall be no wider than 14 inches.
H. 
There shall be a minimum clear roadway width of 24 feet (e.g., forty-inch roadway with eight-foot-wide parallel parking lanes on either side).
I. 
In-street pedestrian crossing signs shall only be used at marked crosswalks.
J. 
If the device is attached to the pavement, it should be removable sleeve, lag screws, epoxy, etc., such that it can be removed for seasonal (snow removal) or other maintenance purposes.
K. 
No signs may be physically attached to any state highway without NJDOT authorization.
L. 
The signs shall only be installed on sections of roadway which have a no-passing zone, approaching the sign location from each direction of travel. A passing zone may exist once the motorist has passed the sign.
M. 
The signs shall not be installed on one-way roadways, divided roadways, or roadways with two-way left-turn lanes.
N. 
An in-street pedestrian crossing sign (R1-6) may be installed on multilane roadways (two or more lanes approaching the pedestrian crossing), in conjunction with either a pedestrian crossing sign (W11-2) and ahead plaque (W16-9q) or a school crossing sign (S1-1) and ahead plaque (W16-9q). If used with a school crossing sign, the school plaque (S4-3) shall be mounted above the R1-6 sign. The color of the R1-6 shall match the color of the signs it is being used in conjunction with.
A. 
The in-street pedestrian crossing signs shall be placed a minimum sight distance and minimum distance from a crosswalk as a function of the posted speed limit as follows:
Speed Limit
(mph)
Minimum Sight Distance
(feet)
Minimum Distance From Crosswalk
(feet)
25
150
50
30
250
50
35
350
50
B. 
The in-street pedestrian crossing signs shall not:
(1) 
Contain metal, wood or other inflexible material or have sharp edges.
(2) 
Disintegrate or destruct upon impact so that it, or any of its component parts, becomes a projectile.
(3) 
Be located where it will adversely affect the turning radius of motor vehicles.
In accordance with the above requirements and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-8d, in-street pedestrian right-of-way signs may be utilized on the following streets:
Bay Avenue and Lakewood Terrace
Broad Street and Huck Road
Broad Street and Johnson Avenue
Broad Street and Park Avenue
Broad Street and Parkway Drive
Name of Street
Location
Lackawanna Place
219 feet and 9 inches from the south curbline of Glenwood Avenue
Lackawanna Place
292 feet and 10 inches from the south curbline of Washington Street