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Cross County Connection TMA was formally incorporated in 1989 through the efforts of a group of southern New Jersey business leaders, local government officials, and representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) to address mobility issues in the region and reduce the number of vehicles on state and local roadways. Today, Cross County Connection is a non-profit organization, which partners with NJDOT, NJ TRANSIT, Federal Highway Administration and its members to provide solutions to complex transportation problems for counties, municipalities, employers and commuters in our seven-county region.

This Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association publication is funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The Federal Government and the State of New Jersey assume no liability for the contents.

Bicycle Facilities Inventory and Analysis: Atlantic County ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Table of Contents Page 1 1 3 3 5 5 6 6 9 12 12 14 16 17 17 21 22 22 22 23 23

List of Tables Page Table 1. Bicycle Facilities by Segments & Miles: Atlantic County Criteria 1: Proximity to Commuter Table 2. Roadways Criteria 2: Number of Bus Routes within 2 Table 3. Miles Criteria 3: Proximity to Business Parks Table 4. Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8 Table 9 Criteria 4: Proximity to Atlantic City Rail Line Stations Criteria 5: Number of Schools within 2 Miles Highest Ranking Facilities Averaged by Municipality Highest Ranking Facilities Overall by Municipality Proposed Bicycle Facilities Recommended for Construction 6 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 19

1. INTRODUCTION Perspective The Atlantic County Work Methodology 2. INVENTORY Inventory Findings Linkages to Public Transit Linkages with Adjacent Counties Summary 3. BICYCLE FACILITIES RANKING ANALYSIS Ranking Criteria Findings Summary 4. PROPOSED BICYCLE FACILITIES RECOMMENDED FOR CONSTRUCTION Bicycle Corridors: Eastern and Western Summary

List of Appendices Bicycle Facilities Inventory: Atlantic County Table of Attributes Appendix B Proposed Bicycle Facilities Funding and Technical Assistance Appendix C. Sources for Bicycle Facilities Appendix A. 24 31 42

5. CONCLUSION Bicycle Task Force Planning Tools Funding Opportunities Summary

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List of Figures Page 7 8 10 18 Appendix B-31 Appendix B-31 Appendix B-32 Appendix B-32 Appendix B-33 Appendix B-33 Appendix B-34 Appendix B-34 Appendix B-35 Appendix B-35 Appendix B-36 Appendix B-36 Appendix B-37 Appendix B-37 Appendix B-38 Appendix B-38 Appendix B-39 Appendix B-39 Appendix B-40 Appendix B-40 Appendix B-41

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Bicycle Facilities Inventory: Atlantic County Bicycle Facilities with Public Transit Routes: Atlantic County Bicycle Facilities Inventory: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties Atlantic County Proposed Bicycle Facilities: Eastern and Western Corridors Proposed Facility- Shore Road Proposed Facility- Franklin Boulevard Proposed Facility-New Road Proposed Facility Franklin Avenue Proposed Facility-County Bicycle Facility #1 Proposed Facility-Delilah Road Proposed Facility-Washington Avenue Proposed Facility-County Bicycle Facility #2 Proposed Facility-Absecon Boulevard Proposed Facility-Albany Avenue Proposed Facility-Atlantic City Inlet Bikeway Proposed Facility-Pleasantville Boulevard Proposed Facility-Huron Avenue Proposed Facility-Brigantine Boulevard Proposed Facility-Bellevue Avenue Proposed Facility-Twelfth Street Proposed Facility-Route 50 Proposed Facility-Harding Highway Proposed Facility-White Horse Pike Proposed Facility-Black Horse Pike Proposed Facility-High Point to Cape May

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1. INTRODUCTION
In recent years, much attention has been given to improving bicycle facilities throughout New Jersey. Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Governor James E. McGreevy both pledged their support and commitment to improving bicycle facilities in the State by awarding over $16 million in grant funding for local bicycle facilities. Governor Richard Codey continued this support and commitment. An increasing number of municipalities in southern New Jersey are adding bicycle facilities to their road network. NJ Transit permits and can accommodate bicycles on-board almost all of its public transit services. In southern New Jersey, bicycles are permitted on NJ Transit buses, the River LINE, the Atlantic City rail line, the BurLink system and the Port Authority Transit Corporation Speedline (PATCO). As traffic congestion continues to worsen throughout New Jersey, government leaders and the private sector are realizing the worth of bicycling as a commute alternative. The cost to stripe a bicycle lane or install a bike rack at a worksite is small when compared to improving roadways and building more parking. PERSPECTIVE New Jersey Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan In 1995, the New Jersey Department of Transportation published the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan which was updated in 2004. The primary goal of the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is to provide clear guidance to NJDOT, MPOs, counties and other

implementers on the most efficient and effective use of federal, state and local resources to implement bicycle and pedestrian initiatives. The 2004 update of the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan presents a vision and action plan for improving the bicycling and walking environment throughout the state. It provides organizations, agencies and local governments with analytical tools and methods to plan for future facilities. This Plan serves as a blueprint for improving conditions for bicycling and walking and focuses on state highways and county roads. Cross County Connection’s Bicycle Facilities Project in Perspective In contrast, the Cross County Connection bicycle facilities project examines the county and municipal bicycle facilities network specifically for commuting purposes. Therefore, while the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan focuses on the larger state and county road network, Cross County Connection examines how commuters can use local and regional bicycle facilities to get to and from their places of employment and other commuting destinations. Given the increased awareness of, and interest in, bicycling as a commute alternative, Cross County Connection decided to inventory bicycle facilities throughout southern New Jersey. Given the size of Cross County Connection’s seven county service area, this work is being conducted over several years and through two phases and is being funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Phase I includes the inventory of existing and proposed bicycle

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facilities by county. During 2004, an inventory of facilities in Burlington and Camden counties was completed. During 2005, the inventories in Atlantic and Gloucester counties were completed and inventories in Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties will be completed during 2006. This document reports the findings of the inventory for Atlantic County in Chapters 1 and 2. Cross County Connection began its bicycle facilities project work approximately two years ago by conducting an inventory of existing and proposed bicycle facilities in Camden and Burlington counties. That inventory was used to identify gaps in the two county’s existing regional bicycle network. The gaps were prioritized to identify those facilities that should be built in the near future and bicycle improvement areas were also identified. These areas are those that have the most potential to link bicycle commuters to regional employment opportunities via the public transit system. 1 The Atlantic County bicycle facilities inventory underwent the same analysis as the Burlington and Camden counties inventories. Unlike Camden and Burlington counties, Atlantic County does not have a lot of existing bicycle facilities. Approximately 85% of the facilities identified by the
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municipalities are proposed. Therefore, a gap analysis was not appropriate. This analysis, therefore, identifies those proposed facilities that should be built in the near future. All of the proposed facilities were prioritized for implementation. The prioritization process is designed to show local governments which facilities should be built immediately to create a bicycle network in Atlantic County. It is hoped that by identifying and prioritizing these facilities, they will be looked upon more favorably when funding is sought. This analysis is included in this report in Chapters 3 and 4. The need for studies like Cross County Connection’s bicycle facilities project is demonstrated in the lack of strategic placement of existing bicycle facilities. There is a limited number of existing bicycle facilities that have inter-municipal connections. For example, there are no existing links between Burlington and Camden counties. While there is a need for a coherent set of plans that the counties and municipalities can use to design and build commuter bicycle facilities, there is also a need to locate the gaps in the local bicycle facility network and determine how best to complete them. The ultimate goal of Cross County Connection’ bicycle facility work is to create a region-wide network of bicycle facilities that, in conjunction with public transit, can be used by commuters to reach employment and other destinations throughout the region.

For the complete analysis and findings of the Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties bicycle facilities project, see Bicycle Facilities Report: Burlington and Camden Counties, June 2004 and Bicycle Facilities Inventory: Gloucester County, June 2005. These publications can be obtained, free of charge, through Cross County Connection.

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THE ATLANTIC COUNTY WORK The purpose of the inventory, Phase I of Cross County Connection’s bicycle facility work in Atlantic County, is to identify existing and proposed bicycle facilities at the municipal level and to assist local governments as well as Atlantic County to identify commuter bicycle facilities. This inventory will assist local governments to prioritize their existing bicycle facilities and plan for building future facilities. The primary goal of this project is to inventory the existing and proposed bicycle facilities in Atlantic County’s 23 municipalities. The emphasis of this inventory is on bicycle facilities that can be used for commuting purposes. Therefore, closed systems that are used primarily for recreation (parks, school facilities) are not included in this analysis, unless they could be opened and connected to a regional facility. To further facilitate commuting, the bicycle facilities inventory is compared to NJ Transit’s existing bus routes and the Atlantic City rail system. NJ Transit’s buses are equipped with bicycle racks; and the Atlantic City Rail line permits bicycles on-board the rail cars, therefore, a commuter can bicycle to a bus or rail stop, attach the bicycle to the bus or board the rail car, and use it to reach the final destination. The rail stations also have bicycle racks available for all day storage. By combining bicycle trips with public transit trips, Atlantic County commuters have better access to employment opportunities throughout southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.

METHODOLOGY To inventory commuter oriented bicycle facilities in Atlantic County, Cross County Connection surveyed the county’s 23 municipalities as well as the County and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) during the winter of 2004 and the spring of 2005. All 23 municipalities, Atlantic County and SJTPO responded to the survey. Cross County Connection input the data into its Geographical Information System (GIS) software. Municipal and county data was cross-referenced with NJDOT’s New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. As the scope of this project is municipal, if a facility was reported by a municipality, it superseded NJDOT data. The facilities were grouped into four categories, as follows: • Existing facilities: o On-road; o Off-road • Proposed facilities o On-road; o Off-road Cross County Connection created attribute tables as well as county and municipal maps of the facilities. In the spring of 2005, Cross County Connection mailed the draft maps and attribute tables to the municipalities and Atlantic County. They were asked to review the maps and provide corrections or updated information so that the maps could be finalized. The maps were finalized during June 2005.

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Cross County Connection then analyzed the information and ranked and prioritized those proposed bicycle facilities that should be constructed in the near future, as shown in Chapters 3 and 4 of this report (Phase II of this study). An interactive bicycle facilities map showing the results of the inventory will be created and placed on Cross County Connection’s website at www.transportationchoices.com sometime in 2006.

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2. INVENTORY
Cross County Connection began its analysis by identifying existing and proposed bicycle facilities at the municipal level. During the winter of 2004 the 23 municipalities in Atlantic County were asked to provide the following information: • • Location of existing bicycle facilities o On-road o Off-road Location of proposed bicycle facilities o On-road o Off-road

Organization (SJTPO), and NJDOT’s statewide inventory. The NJDOT provided information on bicycle facilities of statewide significance. The information from these sources was compared to the municipal information. When conflicting or incomplete information was found, Cross County Connection contacted municipal and county representatives to correct the data; thus all parties received up-to-date information. In most cases, the municipality has approval authority for the construction of new bicycle facilities. If the municipal information conflicted with NJDOT, SJTPO or County information, priority was given to the information provided by the municipality. The emphasis of this study is on the identification of bicycle facilities for commuting purposes. Cross County Connection’s inventory does not include closed loop systems, such as bike facilities in a local park. These recreational facilities were not included in the analysis, unless they could be opened and connected to a regional facility. INVENTORY FINDINGS After analyzing the data collected, Cross County Connection used its Geographic Information System (GIS) to create the bicycle facilities inventory. Cross County Connection found 23 municipalities that had existing or proposed bicycle facilities suitable for commuting. These facilities represent approximately 250 miles, broken into 68 segments. Approximately 85% of the 250 miles of facilities is not currently built. If all of the proposed facilities are built, 85% will be on-

Existing facilities are those that have already been built and are officially designated as a bike route through signage and/or pavement striping. Proposed facilities are those that are proposed or pending construction. No distinction was made between facilities that have funding for construction versus those that do not. The bicycle facilities were further defined into two classifications: on-road and off-road. An on-road facility is defined as one that shares the road with motorized traffic. This bicycle facility is signed as a bicycle route and/or the travel lane is striped for bicycles. An off-road facility has its own right of way which is separated from motorized traffic. Off road facilities can be paved or dirt trails. Cross County Connection also surveyed the County of Atlantic, the South Jersey Transportation Planning

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road facilities and 15% will be off-road, as shown on Table 1 and, as mapped on Figure 1. Table 1 Bicycle Facilities by Segments & Miles Atlantic County Existing Off- Total road 13 22 22 37 Proposed OnOff- Total Grand road road total 39 7 46 68 198 15 213 250

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Using GIS, all NJ Transit bus routes and Atlantic City Rail line stations in Atlantic County were overlaid onto the map of existing and proposed bicycle facilities (refer to Figure 3). Those public transit facilities within a two mile buffer of the bicycle facility were identified. The two mile buffer was adopted from the NJDOT Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The size of buffered areas around trip attractors (those locations that will attract bicyclists), such as public transit facilities, is defined by typical bicycle trip distances. Of the 68 identified bicycle facilities, 61 facilities; 90%, are within two miles of a bus route or rail station (refer to Appendix A). These transit facilities provide access to major employment locations, including Philadelphia, Camden County, Vineland and Atlantic City. Under Phase II of this study, transit access via bicycle facilities will be one of the primary factors used to prioritize those bicycle facilities that should receive priority in funding and construction. Linkages to public transit and to facilities along Atlantic County’s borders with its neighbors will strengthen the bicycle network’s outreach throughout southern New Jersey. LINKAGES WITH ADJACENT COUNTIES During 2004 and 2005, Cross County Connection conducted an inventory of bicycle facilities in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Since Atlantic county shares a border with these three counties, the connections between the three were analyzed.

LINKAGES TO PUBLIC TRANSIT NJ Transit provides bus and rail service throughout Atlantic County. These routes provide service to employment locations within the County, as well as to destinations in Camden and Atlantic counties and Philadelphia. Most NJ Transit buses are equipped with bicycle racks on the front of the bus and bicycles are permitted on the Atlantic City rail line’s cars. The ability to link a bicycle trip with public transit provides commuters with access to the region-wide public transit system, thus increasing the bicyclists’ pool of potential destinations. For this reason, the proximity of each of the existing and proposed bicycle facilities to public transit was considered as an important element of this analysis.

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Burlington County Connections As Figure 3 shows, no existing bicycle facilities connect the three counties. However, some proposed facilities do provide inter-county connections. The existing bicycle facility in Burlington County along Route 206 connects with the proposed bicycle facilities that travel along Route 206 and Route 54 in Hammonton, Folsom and Buena Borough and Buena Vista Township. This proposed facility also connects with a proposed off-road facility traveling through the south central section of Burlington County. An additional bicycle facility proposed along the length of Route 50 in Atlantic County would connect to an existing facility along county route 563 into Burlington County. Once completed, the two proposed facilities will provide bicycle connections between Burlington and Atlantic counties. Camden County Connections Currently, there are no existing or proposed bicycle facilities that connect Camden and Atlantic counties. Atlantic County’s proposed bicycle facilities plan includes an on-road route traveling the length of Route 30; however it terminates in Hammonton Township at the border with Camden County. Camden County’s bicycle facilities inventory does not include a connection to the proposed Route 30 facility. The existing and proposed bicycle facilities in Camden County are concentrated in the northern section of the County; not near its border with Atlantic County.

Gloucester County Connections As Figure 3 shows, bicycle facility connections between Atlantic County and Gloucester counties do not exist at this time. An on-road facility is planned along Route 40 in Atlantic County. This proposed facility would connect with a proposed facility along Route 40 in Franklin Township, Gloucester County. Atlantic County’s proposed bicycle facilities along Route 30 and Route 322 provide excellent connections between the County’s eastern and western municipalities. These facilities, along with connecting bus and rail service, will provide Atlantic County residents, employees and visitors the opportunity to travel by bike and public transit to many locations throughout the region. The feasibility of connecting the two routes into Camden and Gloucester counties should be considered. These inter-county connections would create a region-wide bicycle network that would be of benefit to many people. SUMMARY As Table 1 and Figure 1 demonstrate, 85% of Atlantic County’s bicycle facilities are proposed. The County’s proposed bicycle network appears to provide excellent connections for bicyclists throughout Atlantic County. Eastwest connections are proposed along highway corridors Route 30, Route 322, and Route 40. North-south connections are proposed along Routes 206/54, Route 50, and Route 9. These facilities encompass the major population centers in the County. Once the facilities are built, county residents,

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employees and visitors will be able to bicycle to most areas of the County. Given the limited financial resources that may be available to construct this bicycle facility network, a prioritization system should be put into place to ensure that those facilities with the most benefit will be built first. Phase II of Cross County Connection’s bicycle facility project does this.

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3. BICYCLE FACILITY RANKING ANALYSIS
To identify those bicycle facilities that should be built in the near future, Cross County Connection developed a set of ranking criteria and applied each criterion to the bicycle facility inventory. The purpose of ranking criteria is to determine which facilities are most suitable for commuter usage. The criteria are as follows: 1. Proximity to commuter roadways 2. Number of New Jersey TRANSIT bus routes within two miles 3. Proximity to business parks 4. Proximity to New Jersey TRANSIT Atlantic City Rail Line Stations 5. Number of schools within two miles RANKING CRITERIA For each criterion, a set of values or points was established. Criteria one, four and five are assigned from zero to four points while criteria two and three have been weighted and are assigned from two to six points, equaling a possible 24 points for each bicycle facility. A score of zero shows that a particular criterion is least conducive to bicycle usage. For example, a zero in Criterion One would indicate that a facility is more than two miles from the commuter roadways. A score of four or six in a particular criterion shows that the facility is most conducive to bicycle usage. For example, in Criterion Two a score of six would indicate that a facility is within two miles of more than 13 New Jersey TRANSIT bus routes.

Criterion One: Proximity to Commuter Roadways Routes 9, 30, 40, 50, 52, 54, 206, and 322 were chosen as the attractors in this criterion. They serve as the major transportation arteries through Atlantic County, thus allowing access to most areas throughout the study area. Therefore, the closer a bicycle facility is to one of these roads, the more attractive the facility will be as a commuter corridor for bicyclists. Cross County Connection identified the bicycle facilities within a two mile buffer of the identified commuter roadways. As shown in Table 2, those facilities that fell within the two mile buffer were then scored based on their distance from the roadway. Table 2 Criteria 1: Proximity to Commuter Roadways Distance of Bicycle Facility from Commuter Score Roadway 0 >2 miles 1 1.5 – 2.0 miles 2 1.0 - 1.5 miles 3 0.5 – 1.0 miles 4 0 - 0.5 miles

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Criterion Two: Proximity to New Jersey TRANSIT Bus Routes The number of New Jersey TRANSIT routes within a two mile buffer of the bicycle facility was selected as a criterion because a bicyclist linking with a bus route has access to a much larger geographic area for employment. All New Jersey TRANSIT buses have bicycle racks. In addition, the number of routes is important because a bicyclist can ride along a bicycle facility to an intersect point with a New Jersey TRANSIT bus, put the bicycle on the bike rack and ride to their stop. Upon reaching their stop, the bicyclist can then take the bicycle off of the bus and ride to their destination. Therefore, the number of bus routes would help to determine the usage of a particular bicycle facility as a commuter route. Table 3 shows how the bicycle facilities were scored based on the distance to bus routes Table 3 Criteria 2: Number of Bus Routes Within Two Miles Score Number of Bus Routes Within Two Miles 0 0 2 1 to 3 3 4 to 6 4 7 to 9 5 10 to 13 6 >13

Criterion Three: Proximity to Business Parks Bicycle facilities benefit from being within two miles of a business park because of increased proximity to employment opportunities. If a business park is along or in proximity to a bicycle facility, then the usage of the bicycle facility as a commuter route would most likely increase. When combined with other modes of transport, such as buses that have bicycle racks, commuters could arrive at their employment sites by combining different modes of transportation and incorporate the bicycle facility into the overall transportation network. The business parks in Atlantic County were identified using county maps, field investigations, and local knowledge and experience. The bicycle facilities were scored as shown in Table 4. Table 4 Criteria 3: Proximity to Business Parks Score Proximity to Business Parks 0 >2 miles 2 1.5 - 2 miles 3 1.0 - 1.5 miles 4 0.5 – 1.0 miles 5 0.25- 0.5 miles 6 0 to 0.25 miles

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Criterion Four: Proximity to New Jersey TRANSIT Atlantic City Rail Line Stations The proximity to the NJ TRANSIT Atlantic City Rail Line stations will benefit commuters by providing an additional mode of transit. The Atlantic City Rail Line stations were chosen because bicycles are allowed on the Atlantic City Rail Line at all times. This allows the bicycle to be used as a mode of transport in conjunction with the rail line. As shown in Table 5, the bicycle facilities were scored based on their proximity to rail stations. Table 5 Criteria 4: Proximity to NJT Atlantic City Rail Line Stations Score Proximity to AC Rail Line Stations 0 >2 miles 1 1.5 – 2.0 miles 2 1.0 - 1.5 miles 3 0.5 – 1.0 miles 4 0 - 0.5 miles Criterion Five: Number of Schools within Two Miles The number of schools within a two mile buffer was selected as a criterion to encourage students to use bicycles to commute to school. When considered along with government spending on programs such as the Safe Routes to Schools Initiative, schools are becoming a significant attractor for alternative modes of commuting. Including this criterion allows

Cross County Connection to account for a growing number of commuters. At the present time, approximately 25% of morning traffic is school related. The bicycle facilities were scored as shown in Table 6. Table 6 Criteria 5: Number of Schools Within Two Miles Score Number of Schools Within Two Miles 0 0 1 1 to 6 2 7 to 12 3 13 to 18 4 >18 FINDINGS Each facility was scored and ranked based on the above criteria. Within each municipality, the score of all bicycle facilities was averaged. Table 7 shows the municipal location of those bicycle facilities that received the thirteen highest scores above the overall average of 12.1. The highest possible score is 24, which shows that the bicycle facility is most conducive to commuting. The lowest possible score is a 0 which shows that the bicycle facility is least conducive to commuting. As Table 7 shows, the range of the 13 highest scores varies from a low of 12.5 to a high of 18. This range in scores demonstrates the relatively close geographic grouping in commuter attractors among the municipalities reporting bicycle facilities in Atlantic County.

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Table 7 Highest Ranking Facilities Averaged by Municipality Rank Municipality Score 1 Mullica Township 18 2 Weymouth Township 18 3 Folsom Borough 18 4 Linwood 17.5 5 Northfield City 16.6 6 Egg Harbor Township 16.4 7 Absecon 15.3 8 Hamilton Township 14.6 9 Hammonton 14.4 10 Pleasantville 14.4 11 Egg Harbor City 14.3 12 Atlantic City 13.5 13 Corbin City 12.5 Table 8 Highest Ranking Facilities Overall by Municipality Rank Municipality Score 1 Pleasantville 158 2 Hamilton Township 117 4 Egg Harbor Township 99 3 Absecon 88 5 Atlantic City 81 6 Hammonton 72 7 Galloway Township 65 8 Somers Point 57 9 Northfield City 50

This analysis also examined the overall scores of each bicycle facility in each municipality. The overall score is comprised of the individual scores of all of the existing and proposed facilities within the municipality thus indicating the volume of facilities in the municipality; the higher the overall score, the greater the number of facilities in the municipality. As Table 8 shows, Pleasantville surpasses all other municipalities with an overall score of 158 while the next eight municipalities range from a score of 117 to 50. Eighty-five percent of the reported bicycle facilities in Atlantic County are proposed. For the purposes of this analysis, Atlantic County has been divided into two corridors, Eastern and Western. The Eastern Corridor consists of Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Corbin City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Galloway Township, Linwood City, Longport, Margate, Northfield City, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, and Ventnor. The Western Corridor consists of Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Egg Harbor City, Folsom Borough, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Mullica Township, and Weymouth Township. The Eastern and Western Corridors both share similarities in terms of the attractors. Each of these corridors has NJ TRANSIT bus routes, the NJT Atlantic City Rail Line Stations, attractor roads, and multiple schools located within the two mile buffer of the bicycle facilities. They are also located close to business parks, which increase their attractiveness as commuter modes.

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SUMMARY Thirty-three existing and proposed bicycle facilities, out of a total of 68 facilities, scored above the average of 12.1. These facilities are located in the East and West Corridors of Atlantic County. As stated above, the bicycle facilities in these corridors were generated in close proximity to existing commuter attractors. Based on the location and commuter attractiveness of these facilities, Cross County Connection does not believe that the primary focus is to create Bicycle Improvement Areas, as was done in Cross County Connection’s Burlington and Camden Counties Bicycle Facilities Report. In that Report, there were a significant number of existing facilities. The Bicycle Improvement Areas identified areas lacking connectivity with public transportation in order to create a comprehensive bicycle network. Rather, as in Cross County Connection’s Gloucester County Bicycle Facility Report, Cross County Connection believes that funding the construction of the identified proposed facilities is the next step. Therefore the need to assist the municipalities to obtain funding and complete their proposed facilities is the priority. Cross County Connection believes that this is the next step in making Atlantic County attractive as an alternative commuting location. After this is complete, then the municipalities should focus on identifying where gaps in their existing bicycle facilities are and how to eliminate them.

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4. PROPOSED BICYCLE FACILITIES RECOMMENDED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Out of the original 33 existing and proposed facilities that scored above the average, Cross County Connection has identified 21 proposed facilities located in twenty municipalities that have a score of 12.1 or higher. A score of 12.1 is the overall average of bicycle facilities in Atlantic County. These facilities are located close to several of the attractors, thereby deeming them above average in importance for commuting purposes. These proposed bicycle facilities have the greatest potential to improve the regional bicycle facility network, if constructed. Although other proposed facilities have the potential to improve the regional bicycle commuting network, their lower ranking and limited overall funding dictates that they not be recommended for construction at this time. The proposed facilities recommended for construction are shown on Figure 4 and Table 9. Cross County Connection recommends that the following proposed facilities be considered immediately for implementation. The construction of these facilities will provide improved access to employment destinations for commuters who want to bicycle to work. Appendix B provides detailed maps for the 21 proposed bicycle facilities that received a score of 12.1 or higher under the ranking process. In addition to the location of the proposed facility, information is also provided on the bicycle facility’s ranked score and attractors which make the facility a good candidate for construction. Each facility can be found on Figure 4, which also provides a county-wide view of the proposed facilities

recommended for construction. Table 9 lists the name and location of the proposed facilities and is keyed to the maps in Appendix B. BICYCLE CORRIDORS: EASTERN AND WESTERN Cross County Connection has grouped the 21 proposed bicycle facilities recommended for construction into two Corridors: Eastern and Western, as shown in Figure 4. These two areas were identified because Cross County Connection believes that they are important in the development of a regional commuter bicycle network. According to the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, projected population growth in Atlantic County is estimated to grow by 77,815 or 30.8% from 2000 to 2025. In the same timeframe employment growth is expected to increase to 50.7% or 63,777. These two indicators demonstrate that the proposed bicycle facilities should be constructed to address these increases in population and employment in the County. Cross County Connection believes it is necessary to work with the municipalities located in these areas to fund their proposed facilities to build a regional bicycle commuting network. Eastern Corridor The most significant area to promote construction of the proposed facilities is in the Eastern Corridor. This corridor is located from the western border of Galloway Township, Egg Harbor Township and Estell Manor Township to the Atlantic Ocean. There are 16 proposed facilities, both on road and off road, in this Corridor. These facilities would connect future

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Figure 4: Atlantic County Proposed Bicycle Facilities Eastern & Western Corridors
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Table 9 Proposed Bicycle Facilities Recommended for Construction Figure # (Refer to Appendix B) 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Facility Name/Location Shore Road Franklin Blvd. New Road Franklin Ave. Proposed County Facility-#1 Delilah Road Washington Ave. Proposed County Facility-#2 Absecon Blvd. Albany Ave. Atlantic City Inlet Bikeway Pleasantville Blvd. Huron Ave. Brigantine Blvd. Bellevue Ave. Twelfth Street Route 50 Harding Hwy. White Horse Pike Black Horse Pike High Point to Cape May Municipality Absecon Absecon City Absecon, Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Twp. Atlantic City Pleasantville Egg Harbor Twp., Pleasantville Egg Harbor Twp., Pleasantville Northfield Absecon, Atlantic City Atlantic City Atlantic CityAtlantic City Atlantic City Atlantic City/Brigantine Hammonton Hammonton, Folsom, Buena Vista Hamilton Hamilton/Buena Vista/Buena Hammonton, Mullica, Egg Harbor City, Galloway Folsom, Hamilton, Egg Harbor Twp., Pleasantville Mullica, Egg Harbor City, Hamilton, Weymouth, Estell Manor, Corbin 13 14 14 14 17 13 15 18 19 18 Eastern Eastern Eastern Western Western Western Western Both Both Both Score 13 14 22 15 13 19 16 13 17 13 Corridor Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Eastern Type On Road On Road On Road On Road Off Road On Road On Road Off Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road On Road

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population growth areas and provide an excellent structure from which to build future facilities. The population growth in this corridor is forecasted at 38,611 by 2025. In that same period total employment is projected to grow by 147,184. There are four business parks in the Eastern Corridor. Therefore the need for additional modes of commuting is necessary to address these growth factors. The proposed facilities in the Eastern Corridor demonstrate good connectivity to 14 existing NJ TRANSIT bus routes and two rail stations, as well as close proximity to four business parks and 55 schools. Those bicycle facilities identified as proposed should be funded and constructed. After the currently proposed facilities are constructed, additional bicycle facilities should be planned and constructed in advance of the projected growth. In Appendix B, Figures 5 through 18 show the 14 proposed facilities recommended for completion in the Eastern Corridor. The attributes for each proposed facility are also shown under the figures. Western Corridor The Western Corridor is located from the eastern border of Egg Harbor City, Hamilton Township, and Weymouth Township to the western border of the County. There are four proposed facilities in the Corridor that score above 12.1. The projected population change for this Corridor from 2000 to 2025 is 45,268; at the same time employment is projected to grow to 42,332. There are four business parks, 20 schools, 11 NJ TRANSIT bus routes and two rail stations in the Western Corridor.

While the number of proposed facilities in this Corridor is low, projected employment is moderate. Therefore, the need for alternative modes of commuting over the next 20 years most likely will increase. The need to plan for the projected future employment is even greater in this corridor. When planning and constructing bicycle facilities, sound planning principles should be employed. In Appendix B, Figures 19 through 22 show the four proposed facilities recommended for construction in the Western Corridor. The attributes for each proposed facility are also shown under the figures. Cross Corridor Facilities There are three additional proposed facilities recommended for construction. These facilities pass through both the eastern and western corridors of Atlantic County. These facilities are important because they link the entire County, north and south, and east and west, and travel through areas with a high concentration of residents and employment locations. The three proposed facilities are located on the White Horse Pike, the Black Horse Pike and Route 50. In Appendix B, Figures 23 through 25 show these facilities and their attributes. These facilities are also important because they can provide links to Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties. These links will greatly improve the region-wide bicycle network.

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SUMMARY The Proposed Facilities Recommended for Construction and the Bicycle Corridors are interrelated. The proposed facilities were identified as high ranking because of their proximity to the attractors. Cross County Connection recommends funding the proposed facilities because they will provide modes of alternative transportation for commuters in Atlantic County. When joined with the neighboring counties, these facilities will provide a regional bicycle transportation network. The regional network will be established through a coordinated planning effort among county and municipal governments to identify and construct inter-county facilities. The employment forecast for Atlantic County is strong, with a projected increase by 2025 of 50.7% while population is projected to grow by 30.8%. Based on these figures, the need for alternative modes of transportation will grow. The Bicycle Corridors were identified and prioritized based on attractors and projected future need for commuter-oriented bicycle facilities. These projections were based on employment and population forecasts as well as the attractors and proposed facilities. Since the majority of the facilities in Atlantic County are proposed, Cross County Connection recommends that the municipalities focus on funding and constructing these facilities. After the currently proposed facilities are constructed, then the municipalities can design new facilities that will build for future need.

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5. CONCLUSION
This analysis has identified 21 proposed bicycle facilities that should be considered for construction. To be considered for state funding, the municipalities must initiate certain steps before applying for funding. The completion of these steps may better position the municipalities for state-funded technical assistance and funding to implement the facilities. BICYCLE TASK FORCE First, a bicycle task force or committee should be established to oversee the planning effort. The task force should consist of community leaders, citizens, local, county, regional and state representatives and officials and planning and engineering officials, as well as other identified stakeholders. The goal of this task force should be to develop and design a bicycle Plan for the municipality. The Plan should identify priority areas for implementing bicycle facilities. These areas should be based on a plan that accommodates bicyclists throughout the community as well as enables them to connect to bicycle and public transit facilities outside the community. Recommendations should be both site specific (an intersection) and non site specific, such as installing bicycle friendly drainage grates. The NJDOT can provide technical assistance to those municipalities and counties that want to create a bicycle plan (refer to Appendix B).

PLANNING TOOLS To ensure implementation of the Task Force bicycle Plan, local planning tools should be in place and compatible with the Plan. It is recommended that municipalities and counties review their planning documents to ensure that they not only permit bicycle and pedestrian facilities, but encourage or even require their construction. At a minimum, the municipal Master Plan should include a Bicycle/Pedestrian Element that outlines a bicycle network within the municipality. Consideration should be given to providing linkages to existing and proposed bicycle facilities in neighboring municipalities as well as to employment destinations and public transit stops. Additionally, the municipal land development ordinance should be reviewed and amended, if necessary, to include requirements for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Standards for bicycle facilities and sidewalks should be specified in the ordinance. These standards should be in accordance with the New Jersey Site Improvements Standards and the planning and design guidelines found in NJDOT’s Bicycle Compatible Roadways and Bikeways report. 2 Ensuring that local planning documents permit and encourage bicycle facilities demonstrates the local government’s support of and commitment to developing a viable bicycle network within the community. This support and commitment is necessary to ensure success.

Visit www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/resources.shtm for report.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Funding for bicycle facilities in New Jersey is provided primarily through NJDOT under its Local Aid program and at the federal level through the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program. Funding through both programs is awarded annually through a highly competitive process. Demand for these funds far exceeds the funding available. The State’s bikeways program provides funds to municipalities and counties for the construction of bicycle projects. According to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, from 2000 to 2005, New Jersey municipalities submitted applications through this program totaling $157 million; however less than $39 million has been awarded because of the funding shortfall. The same is true under the federal TE program. In 2003 and 2004, New Jersey municipalities submitted 367 applications totaling almost $200 million for bicycle and pedestrian projects. However, New Jersey’s federal funding allocation only enabled the State to approve 46 projects totaling $18.4 million. 3 Given the highly competitive funding picture, municipalities and counties must have extremely strong grant applications. It is Cross County Connection’s hope that those municipalities and counties that seek funding to fill in the gaps that are identified and prioritized in southern New Jersey’s bicycle network will have a greater chance of receiving funding. Refer
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to Appendix C for an expanded list of programs that provide funding and planning assistance for bicycle projects. SUMMARY This project has documented the existing and proposed bicycle facilities in Atlantic County and provided a ranking process to prioritize those facilities that should be constructed initially. The inventory will be updated periodically to reflect changes made at the local and county level. Atlantic County and its municipalities have made good progress towards proposing a bicycle network that links to public transit and provides inter-county connections. Although some connections between Atlantic County and Burlington County are proposed, more work needs to be done to create regional connections with the other counties. The ground work has been laid, and a solid foundation established, however there is considerable opportunity in Atlantic County to improve the County’s bicycle network, through implementation of these proposed bicycle facilities. A region-wide bicycle network will improve the quality of life for southern New Jersey’s residents and provide greater economic development opportunities. By working together as a region, southern New Jersey will be better positioned to attract federal and state funds for the implementation of bicycle facilities.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Skimping on Sidewalks: New Jersey’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Deficit, April 2005. Visit www.tstc.org for a copy of the report.

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Appendix A Bicycle Facilities Inventory: Atlantic County Table of Attributes
Municipality Path Name Status Type Length (miles) 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.9 NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 508, 554, 559 508, 554, 559 502, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 316, 319, 502, 507, 508, 509, 551, 553, 554, 559 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles Absecon Station Absecon Station Absecon Station Hammonton Station Absecon Station, Atlantic City Station Source

Absecon Absecon Absecon Absecon

Franklin Blvd Highland Blvd Pitney Park Shore Road

Proposed Existing Existing Proposed

On-Road On-Road Off-Road On-Road

Absecon City Absecon City Absecon City Atlantic County

Absecon, Atlantic City Absecon, Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Twp

Absecon Blvd

Proposed

On-Road

7.9

Atlantic County

New Road

Proposed

On-Road

13.0

Absecon Station

Atlantic County

Atlantic City

Albany Ave

Proposed

On-Road

0.7

Atlantic City Station

Atlantic County

Atlantic City

Atlantic City Inlet Bikeway

Proposed

On-Road

3.0

Atlantic City Station

Atlantic City

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Municipality

Path Name

Status

Type

Length (miles)

Atlantic City

Boardwalk

Existing

Off-Road

2.9

Atlantic City

Huron Ave

Proposed

On-Road

0.6

Atlantic City

Pleasantville Blvd

Proposed

On-Road

1.8

Atlantic City, Brigantine Brigantine Brigantine Brigantine

Brigantine Blvd 24th St 40th St Brigantine Ave

Proposed Existing Existing Existing

On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road

1.5 0.2 0.1 1.0

NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559 501 501, 504, 505 501, 504, 505 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 554 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 554

AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles

Source

Atlantic City Station

Atlantic City

Atlantic City Station

Atlantic County

Atlantic City Station

Atlantic County

Atlantic County Brigantine Brigantine Brigantine Atlantic City Station

Brigantine

Brigantine Blvd

Proposed

On-Road

3.9

Brigantine

Brigantine

Harbor Beach Blvd

Proposed

On-Road

1.1

Brigantine

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Municipality

Path Name

Status

Type

Length (miles)

Brigantine Brigantine

Lagoon Blvd Ocean Ave Buena Existing OffRoad Bicycle Facility Proposed Municipal Bicycle Facility Proposed Off-Road Facility South Blvd Summer St Buena-Hammonton Road Cedar Ave Cedar Ave Blue Anchor Road Proposed County Bicycle Facility

Proposed Existing

On-Road On-Road

1.0 0.8

NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 554 501, 504, 505

AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles

Source

Brigantine Brigantine

Buena Buena Buena Buena Buena Buena Vista Buena Vista Buena Vista Buena Vista, Buena Buena Vista, Hamilton

Existing Proposed Proposed Proposed Proposed Proposed Existing Proposed Proposed Proposed

Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road Off-Road

1.4 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.2 2.8 1.4 0.3 1.7 11.5 315 553 553 553

Buena Boro Atlantic County Buena Boro Buena Boro Buena Boro Atlantic County Buena Vista Buena Vista Atlantic County Atlantic County

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Municipality

Path Name

Status

Type

Length (miles) 2.2 5.8 2.1 0.7

NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559

AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles

Source

Corbin City Egg Harbor Twp, Pleasantville Egg Harbor Twp, Pleasantville Estell Manor Folsom, Hamilton, Egg Harbor Twp, Pleasantville Galloway Galloway, Egg Harbor Twp, Hamilton Galloway, Hamilton Galloway, Port Republic Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton, Buena Vista, Buena

Aetna Dr Delilah Road Washington Avenue Proposed Municipal Bicycle Facility

Proposed Proposed Proposed Proposed

On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road

Corbin City Absecon Station Atlantic County Atlantic County

Black Horse Pike Jimmie Leeds Road Tilton Road Pomona Road New York Road Cape May Ave Harding Highway Wrangleboro Road Harding Highway

Proposed Proposed Existing Proposed Proposed Proposed Proposed Proposed Proposed

On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road

27.2 6.5 6.8 2.2 8.7 1.1 4.7 2.7 12.6

315, 553 315, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 508, 554, 559 502, 508, 509, 553, 554 508, 553, 554 508, 554, 559 315, 553 315, 502, 508, 553 502, 508, 553, 554 315, 553 Absecon Station

Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County

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Municipality Hamilton, Egg Harbor Twp Hammonton Hammonton Hammonton Hammonton, Folsom, Buena Vista Hammonton, Mullica, Egg Harbor City, Galloway Linwood Longport Longport Longport, Egg Harbor Twp, Somers Point Margate Mullica, Egg Harbor City, Hamilton, Weymouth, Estell Manor, Corbin City

Path Name Existing County Bicycle Facility Bellevue Ave S Egg Harbor Rd Trenton Road Twelfth Street

Status

Type

Length (miles) 7.6 1.2 2.2 6.2 6.1

Existing Proposed Existing Proposed Proposed

Off-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road

NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 315, 502, 508, 509, 553 554 554 554 315, 554

AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles

Source Atlantic County

Hammonton Station

Atlantic County Hammonton

Hammonton Station Hammonton Station Hammonton Station, Egg Harbor City Station

Atlantic County Atlantic County

White Horse Pike Wabash Ave 27th Atlantic Ave Longport-Somers Point Blvd Atlantic Ave High Point to Cape May

Proposed Existing Proposed Proposed Proposed Existing

On-Road Off-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road On-Road

22.6 2.5 0.1 1.2 3.4 1.6

508, 554, 559 316, 319, 507, 509, 551 505 505 316, 319, 505, 507, 509, 551 504, 505

Atlantic County Linwood Longport Longport Atlantic County Atlantic County

Proposed

On-Road

27.2

315, 502, 553, 554

Egg Harbor City Station

Atlantic County

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Municipality

Path Name Existing Municipal Bicycle Facility Proposed County Bicycle Facility Existing Municipal Bicycle Facility Existing Municipal Bicycle Facility Existing Municipal Bicycle Facility Existing Municipal Bicycle Facility Existing Municipal Bicycle Facility Franklin Ave Proposed County Bicycle Facility Clarks Landing Road Atlantic Ave Route 52 Somers Point OffRoad Bicycle Facility

Status

Type

Length (miles) 1.7 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.4 1.1 0.1 10.1 1.2 1.5

NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554, 559 508, 559 316, 319, 507, 509, 551 316, 319, 507, 509, 551

AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles

Source Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Atlantic County Pleasantville Pleasantville Pleasantville

Northfield Northfield Pleasantville Pleasantville Pleasantville Pleasantville Pleasantville Pleasantville Pleasantville Port Republic, Galloway, Egg Harbor City Somers Point Somers Point

Existing Proposed Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Proposed Proposed Proposed Existing Proposed

Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road Off-Road On-Road Off-Road On-Road Off-Road On-Road

Absecon Station

Pleasantville Atlantic County Port Republic Somers Point

Egg Harbor City Station

Atlantic County

Somers Point

Proposed

Off-Road

0.3

316, 319, 507, 509

Absecon Station

Somers Point

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Municipality

Path Name

Status

Type

Length (miles)

Ventnor

Boardwalk

Existing

Off-Road
Existing Facilities: On-Road: Off-Road:

1.7
36.7 Miles 14.8 Miles 21.9 Miles

NJ Transit Bus Routes Within 2 Miles 319, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 551, 552, 553, 554, 559
Proposed Facilities: On-Road: Off-Road:

AC Rail Line Stations Within 2 Miles

Source

Atlantic City Station

Ventnor

Total Facilities:

68 Paths 249.9 Miles

213.2 Miles 197.9 Miles 15.3 Miles

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<0.5 7 >2 1 12 14

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Figure 7: Absecon/Pleasantville/Northfield/Linwood/ Somers Point/Egg Harbor Twp. New Road
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Figure 11: Egg Harbor Twp./Pleasantville Washington Avenue

Appendix B: Proposed Bicycle Facilities

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Appendix B: Proposed Bicycle Facilities
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APPENDIX C
Funding and Technical Assistance Sources for Bicycle Facilities The following are possible sources of funding for the design and construction of the proposed bicycle facilities. If a municipality is interested in a particular program, it is recommended that they contact that program’s administrative agency directly or visit their website for more information. Please refer to the New Jersey Smart Growth Planning and Program Resources Guide for a complete list of all of the programs that the State offers in various areas of smart growth. The Resources Guide is located on the internet at:www.state.nj.us/dca/osg/docs/techassist110102.pdf. Municipal Aid Program Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/ Funds are appropriated by the NJ Legislature for municipalities in each county based on a formula contained in legislation. Additionally, during FY 2005, $5 million was allotted for those municipalities that qualify for Urban Aid. Urban Aid is distributed by a formula that is computed by the Department of Community Affairs. Road improvement projects such as resurfacing, rehabilitation or reconstruction and signalization are funded from the $67.5 million (FY 2005) in municipal aid distributed by formula.

County Aid Program Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/ Funds are appropriated by the NJ Legislature annually for the improvement of public roads and bridges under county jurisdiction. Public transportation and other transportation projects are also included. Local Aid for Centers of Place Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/ This program is available to communities that qualify as approved Centers of Place through the State Development and Redevelopment Plan and also certain Pinelands Communities as determined by the Pinelands Commission. Funds are available for non-traditional transportation, such as bikeways, that advance municipal growth management objectives. Approximately 10 projects are funded every year. Local Planning Assistance-Bicycle and Pedestrian Agency: NJDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Contact: Sheree Davis 609-530-6551 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/ This program provides technical assistance to counties and municipalities that desire to undertake various planning activities for non-motorized modes. Studies undertaken are to

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be locally-driven planning studies and require a partnership agreement to commit staff and financial resources. This is an extremely competitive program. National Recreational Trails Program Agency: NJDEP Office of Natural Lands Management Contact: Larry Miller 609-984-1014 Email: Larry.Miller@dep.state.nj.us www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/natural/njtrails.html#gran ts This program provides assistance to governments and nonprofit land owners for developing and maintaining trail facilities. Trails can be for non-motorized, multi-use and motorized purposes. Safe Street to Schools Program Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/ This program funds projects that improve safety for school children walking or bicycling to school. It will focus on projects that create safer walkways and bikeways, safer street crossings, and to improve motorists’ awareness of school children. Approximately 50 projects are funded each year. Smart Future Planning Grants Agency: NJ DCA Office of Smart Growth Contact: 609-633-9648 http://www.state.nj.us/dca/

This program provides funds for planning initiatives that meet Smart Growth objectives, including more livable and sustainable communities. Encouraged proposals include: those consistent with established statewide and regional planning precepts; multiple municipality or county partnerships, so as to effectively address issues that transcend local municipal boundaries. Matching funds are not required, but applicants are encouraged to seek multiple sources of funding, including offerings of in-house staff time. The Smart Future Grants support bicycle facility planning. Transit Village Initiative Agency: NJDOT Contact: Monica Etz 609-530-5957 Email: monica.etz@dot.state.nj.us http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/community/village/ The Transit Village Initiative helps to redevelop and revitalize communities around transit facilities to make them an appealing choice for people to live, work and play, thereby reducing reliance on the automobile. Transit Villages stress mixed-use developments that incorporate residential and commercial uses. Bicycle facility planning and connections to the Transit Village may be one of the aspects taken into consideration when the State examines a municipality’s application. Bikeways Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/

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This program promotes alternate modes of transportation. These funds are available for local projects that will result in either the creation of a new independent bicycle facility or in making an existing roadway bicycle compatible. Approximately 50 projects are funded every year. Transportation Enhancements Program Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/ This program is available through SAFETE-LU 4 in order to support non-traditional transportation projects whose objectives support: more livable communities, enhance the travel experience, and promote new transportation investment partnerships. The program focus is on transportation projects designed to preserve and protect environmental and cultural resources, and to promote alternative modes of transportation. Bicycle and Pedestrian improvements are included among the projects that are fundable under this program. Approximately 40 projects are selected to participate in the program annually. Local Aid for Designated Transit Villages Agency: NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development Contact: Stephen Moy 856-586-6618 www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/localaid/
A federal law that authorizes funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, transit programs, and for other purposes including funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects. NJDOT usually solicits applications for TE funded projects in the summer or fall.
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This program is available to communities that have been designated as Transit Villages by the State of New Jersey. Its focus is on projects in a community that plans and encourages mixed-use redevelopment near passenger transportation facilities. Transportation initiatives may include bike paths, sidewalks, streetscaping and signage.

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