Long Beach Township Lowering Speed Limit on Ocean Roads April 1-Oct. 15


Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
March 17, 2021
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch

15 MPH: Extensive Seashore Township’s again streets will have a lessened pace restrict April 1 to Oct. 15. (File Image by Ryan Morrill)
As of April 1, Ocean Boulevard, Beach Avenue and Atlantic Avenue – the oceanside streets that operate as a result of Lengthy Seaside Township – will have a pace restrict of 15 mph. Final summer months, in response to the spike in pedestrians and cyclists on those people streets, the municipality decided to lessen the velocity restrict from 25 mph, and will do so once again this calendar year.
The velocity restrict, which applies to equally autos and bicycles, will keep on being lowered on all those streets until eventually Oct. 15.
According to the executive order signed before this month, the lower speed limit in 2020 “was deemed a results in phrases of safeguarding the important improve in pedestrian and bicycle visitors.”
The township characteristics the surge of individuals on those people roadways to the pandemic, which has multiplied the population on Prolonged Beach front Island both equally in the peak tourist season and for the duration of the off-year.
“That’s exactly where every person is working out: walking, managing, biking,” LBT Mayor Mancini reported very last June, when announcing the initiative. “It’s a nearby road, for community website traffic, so you should not travel on it for more than three blocks. And we never want folks to use that highway to consider to beat the website traffic lights” on Long Beach front Boulevard.
The township police division will be charged with the enforcement of this purchase, which is obtainable to view on the web at longbeachtownship.com.  —J.K.-H.

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