Overall, the traffic in Lakewood, NJ, and surrounding areas is terrible.
Thinking of moving from New York? Don’t. You’re joining a parking lot. Stay where you are. It’s a mess here.
It’s no laughing matter, but people in Lakewood rely on Waze to get to work for a commute that should take no more than 10 minutes. Instead it takes over a half hour. People cannot make it to work on time and are docked for the missing hours, losing pay.
Congestion also takes an economic toll on the economy and businesses lose productivity of workers sitting in traffic, the increased cost of transporting goods through congested areas, wasted fuel, among other factors.
30 minutes in Route 9 traffic, Central Avenue boasting over 25-minute delays, James/Pine Street backed up even with a cop directing traffic… The list goes on.
Don’t forget Prospect/Williams, County Line, CedarBridge, and the other parking lots.
The new developments at Oak and Vine and elsewhere are adding more cars, while there have been no improvements or roads built to improve the infrastructure.
Playgroup morahs have been forced to close or relocate because parents can no longer drop off because of the traffic.
Residents who complain are told to get used to it. “Lakewood is now a city.” If it’s a city, where is the city planning? What a disgrace.
We, who live in Lakewood, are the fools, paying rising taxes to live in a parking lot. Ha. The joke’s on us.
Let the powers that be look everyone in the face and show what what was done to fix the infrastructure. Instead, everyone else is blamed. Blame the county, blame the state, blame, blame, blame. No responsibility taken.
The joke is on yungeleit, baalei batim, their wives, their children, other good people, hardworking people, innocent people, people with no voice, no recourse, nothing.
Skyrocketing taxes. Ridiculous utility bills. (Is NJ American Water aware of our current currency? Or are they drunk?) Poor quality of life. More accidents every day.
Nothing more to say.