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The Mall Messenger


  • George Swoyer

Make it Easy, Ride the Jitney!

With a fifty-year track record of unique shopping, dining, and more in the heart of Cape May, the Washington Street Mall is one of the region's most popular destinations. As being within driving distance of some of the most populous areas of the country, parking around the Mall is very important. Even though we have a variety of parking options, sometimes you just want to make things easier. Luckily, with Cape May's Jitney service, you can!

The Jitney is a free shuttle service that travels selected routes throughout Cape May. The green and white busses can fit 13 passengers and are ADA compliant and climate controlled. One to three busses will operate in Cape May from 1pm to 10pm daily through Labor Day, with service Fridays through Sundays through September.

Map of the Jitney routes in Cape May

Of the two routes in Cape May, the "Around Town" route can be used to reach the Washington Street Mall. Those located not near an "Around Town" stop on the beachfront can use the "Beach Block Express" route to connect to the nearest stop on the "Around Town" route. The busses travel in both directions on the routes, and will stop at any of the designated stops. All stops throughout town are denoted by signage. Generally, a wait for a bus at a stop should not take more than 15-25 minutes at most. You can also download the Jitney Surfer app to track the Jitneys and the view the route. Please note that weather, traffic, the time of year, and ridership numbers may alter the service.

Look for these signs to find Jitney stops around town!

The stop for the Mall is located on Lyle Lane at the Mall's Hill Walkway access path. This means you will end up right in the heart of the Mall on the 400 block.

The location of the Jitney stop for the Mall

The Jitney is a great option for those who may be staying a little further from the Mall in Cape May. You can use the Jitney to avoid having to walk or drive to the Mall, especially if the weather is not good or if you have small children with you. But for those traveling to the Mall from outside of Cape May, the Jitney can also work for you as well! Instead of having to pay for parking around the Mall, you can park for free and easy at the lot at Cape May Elementary School on Lafayette Street through Labor Day, and pick up the Jitney from there. Parking is also free in the areas of the Texas Avenue, Brooklyn Avenue, and Pittsburgh Avenue stops. Additionally, parking along the beachfront east of Philadelphia Avenue is free after 5pm, so that is another location where you can park easily if coming to the Mall in the evening.

A Jitney dropping off and picking up passengers at the Mall stop

So next time you are visiting the Mall, consider the Jitney! It is easy and free and allows you to save some money on parking (which you can then spend in some of our fine shops and restaurants...wink-wink!).

We'll see you on the Mall (and on the Jitney)!

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