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Sea Bright Nixes Plan For Back-In Angled Parking Downtown

SEA BRIGHT: The borough council has cancelled a plan that would have changed the parking configuration in the downtown area.

The Sea Bright Council endorsed a plan back in 2015 which includes a bike lane on the northbound and southbound sides of Route 36 as well as back-in angled parking, also known as head-out angled parking.

However, the council unanimously voted to rescind the resolution supporting the striping plan during its Nov. 13 meeting.

The resolution states that the borough has reviewed the plan and "has met with the downtown business community, discussed it at several public meting and has determined that the plan does not meet the borough's goals."

"I think this is something that residents will be very excited about," Councilman Marc Leckstein said.

The head-out angled parking would have been located on the southbound part of Route 36 beginning at a point 395 feet south of the southerly curb line of Rumson Road and extending to the northerly curb line of Beach Street. There would have been a 2-hour time parking time limit in these spaces between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday-Saturday, including holidays, from May 1-Oct. 1 of each year.

The bike lane would have been located on both sides of Route 36 between the borough's border with Monmouth Beach and the Highlands bridge.

The striping plan would have been paid for by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, but there was no definitive start date for the project.

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