Some Longport residents want a Do Not Enter sign at the Margate border on Amherst Ave. Others want a summer-only barricade to keep Margate vehicles from driving thru Longport.
At issue, how much negative impact will there be when Margate’s Amherst Ave becomes a one-way street headed toward Longport?
LISTEN TO AUDIO. Concerned residents gathered at a special Longport town hall meeting on March 29.
Amherst Ave in Margate features a mix of bars, restaurants, boat & jet ski rentals, a floating water park, fishing boats and marinas.
Most expect a great Margate Summer 2021. Lot’s of pent-up demand for The Geator.
We’ll see, hear and feel more delivery trucks, too.Amherst neighbors.
When the rebuilt Lamberti’s eatery opens later this year, it’ll surely contribute to the traffic congestion. And good luck finding a parking spot.
Public comment from Patrick Armstrong: Margate attractions along Amherst Ave have one exit that exit dumps into Longport. We can’t handle all of that. It’s going to be a speedway exit.
Public comment: Margate approves too many projects that don’t require adequate on-site parking.
Good strategic move by Longport? A way to fight back?
Longport Public Comment: As a deterrent to driving thru Longport, make it inconvenient for drivers. Turn specific streets into one-way streets. Force traffic onto Ventnor and Atlantic Ave.
Longport recommendation. Change traffic patterns in Longport to deter and frustrate Amherst Ave patrons and drivers.
Should Amherst Ave traffic rolling towards Longport be blocked or diverted?
Traffic engineers say approx 2/3 of Amherst Ave vehicles travel towards Longport. Engineers claim the road change won’t hurt Longport.
Longport Planning Board not a fan of Margate’s back-bay project.
Residential parking placards for Longport. Is parking by permit a viable solution?
The so-called Margate Road Diet on Atlantic Ave could make traffic matters worse.
Longport Mayor, Nick Russo, will need to make decision soon.McMahon-Traffic-Study-2021