Disposal Road certainly has proved to be a popular destination for birders, nature photographers, and winter raptors, but the Meadowlands Commission is concerned about everyone’s safety — especially when some of the best photo opportunities appear to be around dusk, when visibility is poor and Meadowlands Commission employees are leaving work.
We have urged employees once again to drive slowly on Disposal Road, but photographers and birders should be mindful that they need to be aware of vehicular traffic at all times. The road was designed for trash transport, not bird-watching, and drivers are also navigating speed bumps and potholes.
The Commission asks that folks be mindful of the potential dangers posed by a roadway that was not designed for pedestrians. For example, if you are wearing drab or camouflage clothing, you should not stand on the roadway.
The Commission is considering a couple of ideas to improve the situation. In the meantime, the Commission also welcomes ideas from the public.
If you would like to suggest any realistic solutions to the Disposal Road traffic safety issue, please e-mail Jim Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be happy to hear that we have thus far rejected the idea of valet parking.