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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4720 on: June 14, 2024, 11:00:22 AM »
Conspiracy theory - the owner of the store in that lightly used parking lot is the brother of a big developer in town.

(I don't believe this, but just pointing it out because of the thread we're in)

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4721 on: June 14, 2024, 11:26:52 AM »
Happened to be nearby so I made a quick stop. Sorry, nope. I guess you could theoretically use the turning lane to go way past the light to scoot into the NEXT parking lot but that is not the way turning lanes are ever marked, not to mention it is a practically unused lot that usurped the heavily used right turn onto MLK.
Way past the light??? It's in the intersection!!!! What's so hard to understand?
I don't understand. It's a tiny strip with stores that almost never see any traffic. Why would they reserve the use of this lane for something that is unused 99% of the time in an area where a right turning lane would be used 99% of the time?

To solve your issue an island would serve the purpose.
you clearly didn't read what I wrote.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4722 on: June 14, 2024, 11:30:48 AM »
Way past the light??? It's in the intersection!!!! What's so hard to understand?you clearly didn't read what I wrote.
Couldve solved this problem a lot easier and more sensical, by disallowing left turns into that parking lot

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4723 on: June 14, 2024, 11:37:18 AM »
Not sure why you guys are all bent out of shape here. There has been a traffic signal facing that parking lot when exiting for a good few years already. The space is opposite the opposing turning lane anyhow. What would be the point of covering it with zebra stripes?
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4724 on: June 14, 2024, 11:39:39 AM »
Not sure why you guys are all bent out of shape here. There has been a traffic signal facing that parking lot when exiting for a good few years already. The space is opposite the opposing turning lane anyhow. What would be the point of covering it with zebra stripes?
Because it replaces the shoulder which people used to make a right on red into MLK which is infinitely more useful for traffic flow

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4725 on: June 14, 2024, 11:41:20 AM »
Because it replaces the shoulder which people used to make a right on red into MLK which is infinitely more useful for traffic flow
Just because more cars use it doesn't mean it's better for traffic flow.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4726 on: June 14, 2024, 11:46:23 AM »
Because it replaces the shoulder which people used to make a right on red into MLK which is infinitely more useful for traffic flow

What would be opposite the opposing left turn lane?
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4727 on: June 14, 2024, 11:57:14 AM »
What would be opposite the opposing left turn lane?
The street is now wide enough for 6 lanes

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4728 on: June 14, 2024, 12:06:31 PM »
The street is now wide enough for 6 lanes
Then how is the left turning lane preventing a right turn lane?
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4729 on: June 14, 2024, 12:07:48 PM »
What would be opposite the opposing left turn lane?
The intersection is long enough that a straight lane can be opposite the turning lane. Like what they did by Prospect and Williams

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4730 on: June 14, 2024, 12:13:20 PM »
Then how is the left turning lane preventing a right turn lane?
Its technically not. Go drive by it and you’ll understand. There is two lanes wasted by this left turn

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4731 on: June 14, 2024, 12:13:38 PM »
The intersection is long enough that a straight lane can be opposite the turning lane. Like what they did by Prospect and Williams

I am not familiar with what they did at prospect and Williams, but there are differences between that intersection and this one including speed and number of lanes.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4732 on: June 14, 2024, 12:20:48 PM »
I am not familiar with what they did at prospect and Williams, but there are differences between that intersection and this one including speed and number of lanes.
They could put dotted guide lines showing that the lanes curve thru the intersection

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4733 on: June 14, 2024, 12:24:10 PM »
They could put dotted guide lines showing that the lanes curve thru the intersection

Those don't work well.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4734 on: June 14, 2024, 12:28:22 PM »
Its technically not. Go drive by it and you’ll understand. There is two lanes wasted by this left turn
I drive by every day. I have no idea what you're trying to say.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4736 on: June 24, 2024, 04:58:02 PM »
https://lakewoodalerts.com/mailbag-pure-greed-how-lakewoods-housing-market-is-being-held-hostage/

This letter makes an important point.

Another issue I would bring up is what I suspect that investors and relators (some, not all) deliberately push a specific neighborhood because a lot of investors have bought up property there and there is a large pool of houses that relators can potentially capitalize on. My assumption is based on when I was trying to buy, a relator kept trying to get me to go to Pine Lake Park. I was not interested in going there but it was being pushed. I don't understand why a far out neighborhood like PLP picked up so quickly, more than closer neighborhoods in Toms River and other surrounding areas unless there was a deliberate push.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4737 on: June 24, 2024, 06:47:02 PM »
This letter makes an important point.

Another issue I would bring up is what I suspect that investors and relators (some, not all) deliberately push a specific neighborhood because a lot of investors have bought up property there and there is a large pool of houses that relators can potentially capitalize on. My assumption is based on when I was trying to buy, a relator kept trying to get me to go to Pine Lake Park. I was not interested in going there but it was being pushed. I don't understand why a far out neighborhood like PLP picked up so quickly, more than closer neighborhoods in Toms River and other surrounding areas unless there was a deliberate push.
It is cheaper there. That is the reality. You get more house for your money there than anywhere else

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4738 on: June 24, 2024, 10:40:49 PM »
The intersection is long enough that a straight lane can be opposite the turning lane. Like what they did by Prospect and Williams
I drove by there today and there is no way they could have done this there would be 10 accidents a day
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4739 on: July 09, 2024, 10:44:59 PM »