Thursday, July 04, 2013

Action Alert! Voice Your Support For Complete Streets At The Route 35 Public Meeting

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. We strongly support the continuous proposed sidewalk Unfortunately the plan calls for "shared shoulder accommodation" meaning that bicyclists could be squeezed into the right lane by parked vehicles. The public should send a message loud and clear that properly marked bike lanes is the best solution (preferably with a buffer). In many area bike lanes can only be put in if back in angle parking is implemented.

We strongly support the continuous sidewalk on the northbound side as proposed. However we encourage everyone to ask for 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 your comments to:

Denise Peck, Regional Manager
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Office of Community Relations
P.O. Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600
Phone: 609.530.2853; Fax: 609.530.2536
Denise.Peck@dot.state.nj.us

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/community/meetings/documents/handout070913.pdf

3 comments:

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