Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Downtown Camden Hosting Trail Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow

Tomorrow Camden County cuts the ribbon on three new bicycle and pedestrian street improvements near the City of Camden's waterfront. The trail projects, funded by a 2010 U.S. DOT TIGER grant that Camden County shared with the City of Philadelphia, are transforming parts of Downtown Camden, with the addition of bike lanes, new signage and lighting and extensive streetscape improvements. Together these streets help link Cooper River Park to the Ben Franklin Bridge (and thus trails in Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania) and are an important part of completing the Circuit.
Pearl Street in Camden, looking west. Note the new pavement, lights, sharrows, trees, and sidewalk.

The ribbon cutting will happen Thursday, August 29th at 1:00 pm at Pearl Street between 3rd and 5th Streets. A ceremonial bike ride by youth from CYCLE will precede remarks from dignitaries including US Senator Robert Menendez, Camden Mayor Dana L Redd, Congressman Rob Andrews, Senator Donald Norcross, Cooper's Ferry Partnership CEO Anthony Perno, and Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard.

You can find these three projects on The Circuit website:
The completion of the three projects continues the expansion of The Circuit, the region’s developing trail network which is aiming to connect 750 miles of trails across Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey, more than 250 of which have already been completed.