Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: No standing area

The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to [email protected].

Question: Good evening Mr. Mayor,

I drive down Lakeview Drive from South Lake Dive every morning. As I approach the corner of Myrtle Place I find it very difficult to make a right turn. There is a small rounded strip of road on Myrtle Place between Lakeview and Valley Drive. There are No Standing signs on that few feet of road, yet every single weekday morning (10AM) there are are cars parked there. That requires one to pull out into the intersection to see if there are cars coming and to attempt to make a right turn. I do this every morning, and with cars coming down Myrtle from Central Avenue, I don’t feel very safe.

These cars are parked illegally on a daily basis. It’s in front of a synagogue and those are the closest “parking” spots. Or maybe it’s even hard to find parking at times. But the No Standing signs are there for our safety.

I don’t want to cause people to be ticketed, but maybe they can be warned that if they continue to park illegally they will be ticketed.

If this area can be checked out, it would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Response from Mayor Coles: Hi Cindy,

I will ask the chief to have the officers pay attention to this area & educate the offenders.


Just to follow up on this, Traffic and Safety went out and inspected the area today. They noted many of the signs were bent or faded. We will have the signs replaced, in addition to educating drivers.




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  1. Same thing on the corner of Massachusetts by Prospect. There are cars parked there illegally all day, that make it hard to make a right turn. I have called the police multiple times about this.

  2. The same applies for Royal and New Central. Even with signs there they pay no attention. At times there is such a blind spot trying to make a left onto New Central

  3. Lets get to the root of this problem as well as many other traffic related issues in town. These issues start at the planning and zoning approvals. Not at the street corners!

  4. @walk to shul

    Have you ever attended a planning or zoning board meeting?

    Do you know Lakewood’s parking requirements for shuls, especially when the main sanctuary is under 800 SQ feet?

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