Supporters of Circuit trails in New Jersey - Speak Up!
Are you fond of the Delaware and Raritan trail and can't wait to see it complete from Trenton to Bordentown? Do you use the Cooper River Trail but wish there was a seamless bike/ped trail between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Haddonfield? These are just a few of the many trails that are part of the Circuit in Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties that are awaiting funds for planning, design and construction.
Now, there is a major opportunity for Circuit supporters to send a message to their elected officials to dedicate transportation funding for Circuit trails in Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
The Draft DVRPC Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY2016-2019) is out for public comment. It lays out the transportation priorities for the four New Jersey counties in the Greater Philadelphia region. The deadline for sending a comment is August 10th.
Please take a moment to contact your county freeholders to create a "line item" for Circuit Trails in the FY2016 TIP.
Thank you for taking action for the Circuit!
Calling all Mercer County residents! The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Board of Trustees is urging workers to leave their car keys at home tomorrow in recognition of national Bike to Work Day; and instead hop on their bikes to commute to work. Trustees of the 22+ mile cycling and walking loop through Hopewell and Lawrence Townships ask their neighbors to consider alternative transportation to work.
That’s not all they are asking! Bicyle enthusiasts are encouraged to do one more thing: take a selfie and share it with others (while being safe!). Ways to share your photos:
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Onthecircuit if you take the trails to work and share photos!