The Times of Trenton reports that residents on King George Road in Pennington have organized into vocal opponents to plans to make their road more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians. Residents oppose the addition of bike lanes and sidewalks to their street.
A look at Google Maps reveals that the west end of King George already has sidewalks, but the east end resembles a quiet country lane. Not knowing the traffic volumes King George there is probably a desire among planners to upgrade the road while neighbors like the look of their street.
And the question of traffic volume may be where bicycle and pedestrian advocates stand on this issue. If the road has become a cut through street with high volume then the complete streets solution is to add bike lanes and sidewalks. But if the traffic volume AND traffic speeds are low (less than 1500 vehicles per day and real speed of 25mph) then the neighbors may be on to something.
Anyone with more details on this project is welcome to submit comments.
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