Rt 35 rebuild project: Public Information Meeting
If you reside in, own a shore house, visit or vacation in the following towns within Ocean County, please speak up for Complete Streets components (i.e. bike lanes, sidewalks, etc) in the Rt 35 rebuild project:
As we reported in the June newsletter, NJBWC has been advocating heavily for Complete Streets implementation in the RT 35 rebuild project. This project originally had no Complete Streets components in the designs that were put out to bid; due to our advocacy along with our partners, DOT has begun to add these components. There is more to be done, however.
Intersection with Complete Streets components. John Boyle/Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
NJ DOT will be holding a public information meeting on the Route 35 reconstruction project.
Tuesday July 9
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lavallette Elementary School Gymnasium
105 Brooklyn Avenue
(corner of Rt. 35 and Brooklyn Ave.)
Lavallette, NJ 08735
The public meeting handout below gives a "Complete Streets" assessment of the project. Unfortunately, the plan calls for "shared shoulder accommodation" meaning that bicyclists could be squeezed into the right traffic lane by parked vehicles. NJBWC is asking you to send a message loud and clear that properly marked bike lanes, preferably with a buffer, is the best solution; please include in your message that back-in angled parking should be implemented in areas where angled parking currently exists.
NJBWC strongly supports the continuous sidewalk on the northbound side as proposed. However, the organization is requesting additional traffic calming measures as well as lowering the speed limits in the densely built-up areas that should be considered slow zones. For example, in Lavallette the speed limit is 45 mph!
If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, then we ask that you send you comments to Denise Peck, the Regional Manager for Community Relations for NJDOT.
Denise Peck, Regional Manager
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Office of Community Relations
P.O. Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600
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Thank you for your support!