Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Parking near intersections

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].


Is there minimum distance a parking spot must be from the intersection? When trying to enter MLK Drive from Lincoln St, the car parked on MLK, closest to Lincoln St, obstructs the view of traffic coming from Pine St. One has to inch out into the the middle of MLK to see oncoming traffic from Pine St, which is extremely unsafe. I am sure that this intersection isn’t the only one that has the problem, however what can be done to fix this. Please note that the spot is in front of a house which most likely complicates eliminating it.

Response from Mayor Coles:

Good afternoon,

Parking should be restricted 25 feet back from the intersection. We have had crews out all summer painting the yellow lines at curbs. I believe they were out on MLK right after I received your email. Please let me know if this helped alleviate your problem.




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  1. and its 50 feet from a cross walk.
    many approved crosswalks are missing,.

    and note 25 feet may not be from actual corner but may be from another point of measurment in the intersection.

    also Note there is never parking in a”T” intersection. Basic Laws that i learned meeting with TWP engineer.

  2. What about a one way street? Is there any reason why there is no parking at a one way street intersection if the cars are only turning down the street? There is no “view” being obstructed! I noticed this by 7th and private way I can understand not to block the crosswalk but more than that seems totally unnecessary!

  3. Parking is prohibited 25 feet from any intersection or crosswalk, and 50 feet from a stop sign.

    Crosswalks do NOT have to be painted or marked. By definition under NJ law, there is a crosswalk at every intersection. (See NJS 39:1-1).

    NJ parking laws can be found at NJS 39:4-138.

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