Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Pedestrian Bridges

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].


Dear Honorable Mayor Coles,

Would it be possible to install pedestrian Bridges across Route 9, 7th St, 9th St, Pine Street, Elmhurst to name a few?


Response from Mayor Coles:

Hi Avi,

Pedestrian Bridges could be a big help for foot traffic. The State has final say on those. You may have heard that the State Department of Transportation is finally putting plans together to widen Rt 9 south of the lake. I will ask that they consider the idea on the Pedestrian Bridges along that stretch of 9 as well as north of the lake.



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  1. The drawback to pedestrian bridges is for those who find it difficult to climb stairs or even ramps, such as the elderly, people carrying packages or those ealking wuth several children. So while it may help some it could cause a real probkem for others.

  2. Wow this is actually a fantastik idea. I never thought of it. It shouldn’t be too expensive to build. The folks mentioned in comments two can easily walk on the street as before…

  3. The state only has final say on the one going over Route 9, because that is a state highway. Most other Lakewood streets are Township or County, so the Mayor really has significant influence on these decisions

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