Lakewood roads gridlocked due to Chanukah schedule school dismissals

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  1. This has nothing to do with building . You could stop building for the next 20 years but when you let out 35,000 kids at the same time to light candles, there will be gridlock .

  2. To Chaim Fischel: keeping on building is irrelevant. Many of those cars involved in the traffic belong to people who live outside of Lakewood, i.e., Jackson and Toms River, who use our schools and roads regardless.

  3. What a beautiful sight. The traffic is just one display of the unreal brocha and shefa H-shem has bestowed on our town that it should be P’ru U’rvu, and BH look how we’ve grown. With thousands and thousands of precious kenderlach in our local schools. Its our generations’ Nes Chanukah.

    • @ ah, beauty.The growth is truly a bracha from Hashem for which we should be grateful. The way we handle the growth reactively, instead of proactively, has not been so wonderful.

  4. Many schools would like to dismiss early WITH TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED, which would help the situation immensely. However, they cannot coordinate this with the public school schedule.

    The question is, when the public school decides to dismiss early, all the mosdos have to stand on their heads and revolve around them, while when the ruba deruba want to do a 3:30 or 4:00 dismissal, we have to cave to the public schools as well. Why?

  5. Take a ride down Cross Street at the “wrong” time of day and experience the traffic nightmare. Then take a glance at both sides of the road as you creepy-crawl along, bumper-to-bumper, and witness the continued furious pace of building…building…and more building. So when hundreds more cars will soon pour onto this outdated, two-lane, country road…fuhgeduhboudit! So yeah! Tell me how unfettered construction in a town with rural 1920s infrastructure is NOT the problem.

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