Crossroads Presentation at NJ Bike & Walk Summit

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8 am-4 pm

NJ Bike & Walk Summit
Conference Center, Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Luke Schray, an Embankment Preservation Coalition board member, and Adam Polulak, president of the Enos Jones Park Association in Jersey City, will present on "Crossroads," an initiative to build out a Hudson County trail system, at the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition's 10th Annual Summit.

The Hudson County system would include existing, planned, and proposed trails that connect, via the East Coast Greenway, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, the Harsimus Branch Embankment, and major trails running through the Bergen Arches, including the Ice & Iron Trail from Montclair and The September 11th National Memorial Trail from New York City's World Trade Center site through Shanksville, PA, to Washington, DC. The system would interconnect the Morris Canal Greenway and such local trails as the Hackensack River Walk and the Mill Creek Trail, running from the 2nd Street light rail station in Hoboken to Enos Jones Park in Jersey City and, eventually, to Liberty State Park.

New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scacceti will give the opening address at the summit, which brings together bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials, and other transportation and recreation leaders, planners, and businesspeople. Sessions will cover the state's Complete & Green Streets movement; audits to identify walk/bike issues; funding for walkable communities; integration of bicycyle use into mass transit; bike law and new e-bike legislation; shared paths on  the Goethals and Bayonne bridges; bike travel; and more.

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