How can the Lakewood township fix the local traffic problem?

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  • #1620476

    Haimy
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    The township has no control over Route 9 which is controlled by the state of NJ. Let’s forget about it being widened. What can the township do to improve the current situation?

    #1620512

    anonymous Jew
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    Stop encouraging more people to move in

    #1620511

    👑RebYidd23
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    Get rid of all the roads. Then there will be zero cars and zero car traffic. People will walk again.

    #1620503

    Sam Klein
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    Stop allowing the contractors to build houses squashed into big complexes along route 9 that cannot handle the additional cars that will be added to the already stuffed route 9 traffic and only allow new building of homes that are open to other roads besides route 9

    #1620554

    zahavasdad
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    Make it more pedestrian friendly, encourage bike riding, make buses that circle the neighborhood

    #1620575

    Takes2-2tango
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    Open roads which are closed!

    #1620940

    Gadolhadorah
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    When driving in the Lakewood area, I don’t recall much room to build new highways or even add new lanes to existing roads without encroaching on homes and businesses. Many crowded suburban communities have had some success with discouraging auto traffic by offering free local minbus service circulating through the residential and shopping areas, introducing bike-sharing and even scooter sharing (which may be better for the younger boys and girls). Using more Uber and Lfyt for short-trips to the market, shul or mikvah might also help. There is no single “fix” and building more highways rarely solves the problem, even if could be done. Some of the other posters noted an unopular but ultimately necessary long-term fix that would simply tell yidden looking for housing “Sorry, but Lakewood is full, move elsewhere” and enforce that reality by denying new building permits at higher density.i

    #1620962

    Takes2-2tango
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    Stop building cul de sacs and dead end streets. And open up deadend streets whixh were built for the elites.

    #1620969

    Joseph
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    Build more houses, more developments and welcome more Yiddishe kinder and mishpachas. Any amount of traffic is worth more Yiddishe nachas and families.

    #1620981

    Takes2-2tango
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    Apperently joseph doesnt care about all the yiddishe nachs children and adults killed and maimed from car accidents. The number of fatalities and vehicular accident jumped 10 fold since the non infructured building boom began.

    #1621111

    Gadolhadorah
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    Joseph….pave over the parks, build high-rise buildings on Rt. 9 and stuff in as many “yiddeshe kinder” as the building codes will safely allow and if there is still isn’t enough room, fire the building commissioner, change the safety codes so you can stuff even 8, 10 or 13 “yiddeshe kinder” into a 3 BR apartment. Obviously, you are not that great a fool as to not realize that just like Lakewood and Monsey took the overflow from NYC, its possible start new frum communities far from the congestion and density of overcrowded areas. Or maybe I’m wrong and giving you too much credit….

    #1621558

    Yserbius123
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    Lakewood and Monsey are lost causes in terms of traffic. There never should have been that many people living in such close proximity with only one or two roads that can get you where you want to go.

    But everyone who insists on zoning enforcement is an antisemite amirite?

    #1621572

    Joseph
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    “But everyone who insists on zoning enforcement is an antisemite amirite?”

    No. Lakewood zoning allows the kind of building that has occurred. Because the people’s representatives passed zoning regulations permitting such building in line with the citizen’s who elected them wishes.

    #1621618

    apushatayid
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    Tolls.

    #1621671

    1
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    Property tax on cars.

    #1621672

    1
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    It’s a small town that’s overpopulated. Jewish families have 2-3 cars today.

    #1621693

    Joseph
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    Only the state can enact road tolls or car taxes, not any municipality.

    #1621711

    Gadolhadorah
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    Any urban planner/land use professional or transportation engineer would know that allowing high-density development to have direct access to roads such as Rt 9 that were originally designed as limited access arteries is a certain formula for the insane traffic conditions and congestion several posters have noted. If as Joseph says, the local voters elected some political hacks to over-rule the professionals then they deserve the chaos. In densely populated frum areas with large families, its simply not possible to accommodate every Moishe, Yankel or Suralah who insists on getting married and living close to their parents and machatunim. Lakewood is in denial of reality but no one in a position of political authority wants to put up the “no vacancy” sign. Perhaps if the BMG leadership announced they ae establishing a new branch in the more rural part of the state and would offer discounted tuition for the first several years, that would provide some incentive to relocate and serve as the catalyst for Lakewood West, If the Satmar could do it….why not a Litveshe westward migration.

    #1621719

    Amil Zola
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    I don’t think the township is ready to do what is necessary to fix the traffic problems in Lkwd. It would take at huge amount of $$ to do adequate traffic and flow surveys and then years of implementing improvements. That magnitude of change doesn’t take overnight. It will also require citizens to change mindsets, accept different modes of local transport, bicycles, small shuttles.

    #1621791

    Doing my best
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    Put all the L buses on the same route- up and down the 9. this will immediately take many cars going to yeshiva off the road.
    Also put a bridge over the lake from Sunset to Forest and paint normal lines on forest.

    #1621815

    Haimy
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    We need more cross roads between Prospect & James & James Central Ave. The only connecting roads are Williams & Sunset, both roads are slow moving.

    #1622070

    apushatayid
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    Make certain roads HOV only during specific times of the day.

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