The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has published a bicycle and multi-use trail master plan in cooperation with 10 municipalities in central Camden County: Berlin Township, Berlin Borough, Clementon, Gibbsboro, Hi-Nella, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold, Somerdale, Stratford and Voorhees.
The funding for this master plan was paid for with a Smart Growth grant form the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC). Implementation of the plan is dependent upon the the municipalities so it is very important for residents to press their elected officials to take action towards completing the recommendations in their respective communities.
We love the concept of multi-municipal bicycle plans since most bicycle trips are under 5 miles but often cross municipal lines. It's also a great opportunity for local municipalities to plan together with their neighbors, increasing the likelyhood of municipal buy-in. With New Jersey's and Pennsylvania's home rule government structure a strong suburban bicycle network can only be implemented by the municipalities working together.