Local champions are key to making our first generation suburbs bicycle friendly. Case in point is Collingswood Streets founder Stella Bonaparte who has completed a bike lane evaluation study for the borough of 17,000 in Camden County. Bonaparte looked at the existing conditions and a history of bicycle crashes on Haddon Ave and Collings Ave as well as parallel streets such as Maple Street and found that bike lanes are indeed feasible on both Haddon and Collings. Bicycle parking and access to the PATCO High Speed Line was also looked at.
While this evaluation was only a feasibility study it deserves to be integrated into the County's growing list of local bicycle and pedestrian planning projects such as the Central Camden County Bicycling and Multi Use Trail Plan and the Camden GreenWay trails plan.
You can access the report on the Collingswood Streets website on the Livable Streets Network.
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The intersection of Haddon and Collings Ave in Downtown Collingswood