2020 Shared Streets
Hudson Shared Streets
To help Hudson businesses reopen safely and create space for safe physical distancing to prioritize the health of our community amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City of Hudson implemented a Shared Streets program for the duration of the summer.
- View the Emergency Orders establishing Shared Streets
- Follow @HudsonSharedStreets on Instagram and Facebook
Shared Streets Program Allows Pedestrians In the StreetsHudson Shared Streets gave businesses on Warren Street the opportunity to expand activities to sidewalks and select parking spaces. Traffic was discouraged from Warren Street and slowed to 5 miles per hour to keep diners and shoppers safe in these spaces, and allowed pedestrians to practice social distancing by walking in the road. The Shared Streets program allowed people to be in the street, and drivers were expected to yield to them.
TIMING AND LOCATIONWhere: Warren Street, between Front and 7th Street
During Shared Streets:
- Whenever possible, please avoid driving on Warren Street
- Traffic is slowed to 5MPH
- Cars, bikes, and pedestrians share the roadway. Cars are expected to YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS.
- Pedestrians are encouraged to maintain 6 feet between themselves and others on busy sidewalks by walking on the road. Please do so cautiously, with respect for drivers.
- Vehicles and pedestrians must be responsible and yield to traffic signals at intersections
- Drivers can access any address on Warren Street to park, make deliveries or pick-ups.
- Businesses are encouraged to arrange deliveries in the early mornings, or through the alleys during Shared Streets hours.
- Public transportation runs on a regular schedule at 5MPH.
Outside of Shared Streets hours:
- Warren Street maximum speed limit is 30MPH
- Pedestrians must walk on the sidewalk and use demarcated crosswalks
- Businesses that have sufficiently built out their parking spaces to provide a robust safety barrier, may continue to operate in parking spaces during their normal business hours throughout the week*
- Businesses may continue to operate on the sidewalk
*For guidelines regarding the occupation of parking spaces or to apply, please refer to the August 14 Emergency Proclomation, the Parking Space Permit Application, and the Build Out Recommendations for occupying the parking spaces outside of Shared Streets hours.
Businesses were eligible to occupy a portion of the sidewalk in front of their business provided they maintain a 4-foot clear path for pedestrians at all times. Permits are not required for this use.
The Shared Streets program was initially expected to reduce revenue to the City in the form of lost parking meter fees and ticketing (estimated to be $24 per meter per week). The City originally proposed this be offset by a fee for the use of public spaces. On July 13, 2020 the City accepted a generous grant from Mark and Deborah D’Arcy covering the fees for metered parking spaces. The permit fee for one on-street parking space per business has been waived. The fees for non-metered spaces have also been waived.
Businesses are responsible for all equipment they wish to use, including safety barriers to separate their seats from the roadway. The Tourism Board and Common Council approved a budget to provide public infrastructure, including the new Street Safety Planters at intersections, more permanent signage, sanitizing stations, and public restrooms.
All unoccupied spaces are available for parking and parking meters remain in effect. A total of 800 parking spots are also available in municipal and county-owned lots within the City, of which more than 200 spaces are within a 5-minute walk to Warren Street. View the parking map.
RESPECT OUR WARREN STREET RESIDENTS
Participating businesses are responsible for complying with and enforcing the City’s noise and open container ordinances. The City’s noise ordinance prohibits any unreasonable noise between the hours of 10pm and 7am. All businesses are responsible for containing trash and garbage within their spaces.
Watch the Virtual Town Hall introducing Shared Streets, which took place on Thursday, June 11, 2020
View the Design Presentation
The Shared Streets advisory committee was made up of city stakeholders to solicit public input and advise the Mayor on future orders affecting the Shared Streets program.
Zachary Bayman has managed and developed boutique and luxury hotels. He is currently the CEO of The Maker Group, which owns and operates The Maker Hotel on Warren Street in Hudson.
Marianne Courville is co-owner of Hudson Wine Merchants (16 years) and The Hudson Standard (6 years). Courville has sat on the board of Hudson Hall for several years and volunteered as a yoga instructor for Perfect Ten and Daytop Village.
Christopher Draghi is a board member of the Hudson Business Coalition and co-owner of Source Adage Fragrances on Warren Street. Prior to moving to Hudson and opening a business, Draghi worked in art direction and branding design for hospitality, fashion, and textile brands.
Kristin Koskowski is a native of Hudson and has worked in the Human Services field for the last 20 years. At this time her main focus of work is with Children and families within Hudson and surrounding areas. Kristin studied Psychology with a focus on substance abuse after graduating from Hudson High School, while further earning several certifications in similar areas of expertise. Kristin volunteers in her community and sits on several committees, both professionally and personally in her home town and is an active member with St. Mary’s Church/Holy Trinity Parish.
Elizabeth Moore is a founding partner of The Gilded Owl, a design shop on Warren Street and the Director of Elizabeth Moore Fine Art, a private art gallery that functions out of her home at 105 Warren Street. Elizabeth has been a full-time resident of Hudson since 2007, and has been actively involved in the art, design, and business communities while serving on the Board of the Hudson Business Coalition. Together with her colleagues on the HBC, Elizabeth conceived of and brought to life the Hudson Design Weekend, a successful fundraising event that was well attended by the community and also attracted a wide range of artists, designers, architects, and retail shop owners.
Dena Moran moved to Columbia County as a full-time resident 20 years ago and opened Olde Hudson a year later. The store has grown from a small market, through four locations, to the current Market and Cafe. Her clients are full-time Hudson residents, weekend homeowners, and tourists.
Allyson Strafella lives and works in Hudson, NY, having a private studio practice alongside her home of 18 years.
Michael Weaver was born and raised in Hudson. He is a 20-year veteran of the volunteer fire service, past Captain and currently a Lieutenant with the Central Fire Station. He is founder of the Hudson NY Public Community Board.
This program is a collaboration between the City of Hudson, Hudson Hall, and FUTURE HUDSON, with financial support from Columbia Economic Development Corporation, The Spark of Hudson, and Mark and Deborah D’Arcy, with technical support by Design for Six Feet.