Free Commuter Parking Lot Opening on Swarthmore Avenue in Lakewood

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC) announced the opening of a commuter parking lot on Monday, June 6 on Swarthmore Avenue in Lakewood’s Industrial Park, just south of Rutgers University Blvd.

Businesses in the industrial zone of Lakewood have been concerned about public safety, and the ability for trucks and other vehicles to safely travel the roads within the industrial park. Most of the issues centered on on-street parking. The LIC and the business community have been working with the Lakewood Township Committee to reintroduce restricted parking ordinances for the streets in the industrial park.

To minimize any negative impact on residents who have casually parked in various areas of the park for carpooling, the decision was made to create a commuter lot that would allow for such users to safely park in proximity to the GSP (Garden State Parkway) at the Brick border and avoid any citations for on-street parking in the new restricted parking zones.

The lot will be available for use from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. No overnight parking is permitted. To get a window decal to authorize the use of a reserved space in the lot, send an email to LIC@lakewoodnj.gov with the following information: name, address, employer name and address, year of vehicle, and make and model color, license plate number; photo of front of vehicle including license plate.

Applicants will be contacted to arrange for the delivery of a decal. In the near future, this request will be made possible from the LIC page on the www.lakewoodnj.gov site. Questions and comments should be sent to LIC@lakewoodnj.gov.

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