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A schematic layout of a potential design for a road crossing on the Atlantic Ave Trail.

On May 23rd, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved ten projects selected by the NJ Department of Transportation for biking and walking in the region, including four that are a part of, or directly connect to, the Circuit Trails Network.

  • River Birch Trail, Camden City: $680,000 – Part of the Cross Camden County Trail
  • Atlantic Avenue Trail, Camden County: $1,220,000 – Part of the Cross Camden County Trail
  • Fifth Street Rail to Trail, Florence Township: $562,000 – Will connect via local streets to the Delaware River Heritage Trail
  • Lakeland Rd Connector Trail: $540,000 – Will connect to the Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail

The funds come from Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program and the New Jersey’s Safe Routes to School Program. The four New Jersey counties in the DVRPC region received $5.6 million and in total, more than $27 million was awarded statewide.

Lists of Approved Projects by Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO):

*Only the projects highlighted in bold were selected for funding

John Boyle

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John has been a commuting cyclist for more than 20 years. In 1994 he began working as a volunteer for the Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley after attending a volunteer night, and later served as a board member in 1997-98. In 1999 John left Philadelphia for Charlottesville, VA, where he helped establish the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation (ACCT), a bicycle and walking advocacy group.

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