Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Officials shift blame on Lakewood traffic

 An article in The Voice of Lakewood discusses the Traffic situation in Lakewood. Residents from  across town were interviewed about the traffic in their areas. Township officials too, gave their two cents, but ignored and left out the real factors, instead, they blame the state  the county or other govt red tape. No one took blame for vacating streets that were designed to have a proper grid with streets leading into one another. No one mentioned the through streets that were closed off such as Arlington, Kennedy, streets off Pine and Oak that should have been open to through traffic. No one mentioned that high density that is adding thousands of cars to streets that are not built for it. No one mentioned that the much needed light by Pine street and MLK should be put up, or the traffic light that's already installed on Pine and Avenue of the states is still not activated because of special interest. But, we are told that our elected officials are working very hard and doing all they can to alleviate the problem. Its typical political double talk pretend you care while you look the other way and blame others for what you have created.




16 comments:

  1. Even heard someone say today, they were seriously considering moving to BROOKLYN because of the traffic here.
    The definition of insanity - keep on doing the same thing & expect different results.

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  2. http://www.lakewoodnj.gov/images/db/admin-4531-sr-communities-needs-subcommittee-mtg-112216.pdf

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  3. The Voice of Lakewood is a controlled medium. It is carefully constructed and edited by the prince of propaganda himself. He knows exactly what should be written to recognize the frustration but make people feel that this is a normal part of life.
    I can assure you that none of what we are experiencing ,whether it is insanely long traffic jams, safety issues, or constantly rising property taxes, is normal. There is a reason no other town builds new housing at a feverish pace.
    The only solution now is to return to our old zoning maps after imposing a moratorium for as long as legally possible, so we can figure out this huge mess. If we don't act soon there will be no turning back.

    Right now there are people telling me that they spend 3 to 4 hours a day driving in Lakewood traffic. The busing situation can only get worse. The traffic gets more frustrating each day. Taxes need to go up as more industrial commercial becomes schools, shuls need to be built ,and services provided to them at taxpayers expense. New residents mean new services for those residents.
    The people that want single family homes with no basement rentals are moving to neighboring towns. They would be paying taxes in Lakewood while causing less needs. But we are building triplexes with multiple rentals that do not cover the cost of services.
    The whole situation is a mess. And the two children that made the mess are sitting on the committee. It's time for them to go home so we can clean it up..

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  4. What's the reason the light by Ave of states is not active
    Though pretty quiet area so not sure there is a reason to activate

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    1. I don't get why that is a priority either, it will create more problems than it solves.

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    2. That light was installed as part of the infastructure requierment for Cedarbridge park, it is meant for otorists to get in and out of pine river village they can not cross over pine street or make a left turn out of PRV. neither can cars turn ot of Ave of the States onto pine street. There were numerous accidents at that intersection. its residents of nearby somerset walk who dont want to wait for the light that are opposing it. Also menashe will be pressured to put up a light at his intersection which he refuses to do.

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    3. That light was installed for pure political pay to play. the land was granted to a certain entity with a requirement that improvements are made within a certain time period. the light satisfied those requirements.

      If it is a safety issue wouldn't the residents in Somerset Walk want it. I am on that street daily, and I don't want it.

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    4. It's a safety issue. There are accidents at that intersection. The seniors in Pine River can not make a left or cut across Pine St. But a young well connected askan in the neighboring development will not let it happen.

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  5. its ironic meir and menash blame the state county for the traffic lights that are not yet installed around town but refuse to activate the light on pine and ave of the states and will not put up a light at pine and mlk.

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  6. The Lakewood Voice is considered part of Lakewood's MSM (Main Street Media) or the latest terminology "Fake News", where they will only feed us the news that gets okay'd by the politicians. Did anyone notice how they completely ignored the whole scandal about Menashe's attempted abolishing of the Rent Control Board, which he almost got away with, were it not for Hefkervelt and the APP.

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    1. Of course we did. The oilam in the coffee room was hocking for weeks about the chutzpah that Menashe & Meir tried pulling off against the oilam hatorah!! It's pashut disgusting how they're only protecting their investor buddies.

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  7. The poop, voice, slopper are all controlled by the powers to be and the establishment but the olam is smarter than believing what is reported there. Serious issues can no longer be ignored, no longer can the vaad spokesman come from under a rock and spew propaganda. Taxes are through the roof, homes are not affordable and traffic is insane.

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  8. I am waiting to see how all kollel families will cope with the sudden tax increase after the reassessment goes onto effect, an average house got reassessed for almost 50% more.
    That means instead of 10000 taxes a year it will be close to 15000.

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  9. The article talks about pededtrian safety and installing streets lights. I've reached out to Township commiteemen regarding the insufficient lighting and safety hazards on Hillside Boulevard in Westgate. This is going on for years and nothing was done. They came down and promised to put in more lights JCP&L marked the spots Still nothing was done. What gives??

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  10. hillside lighting will never happen. you will get the run around until you are dizzy. Proper lighting would effect the privacy of Mandel's exclusive nightclub.

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    1. The Westgate exclusive nightclub managers have a LOT to answer for.

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