Welcome to Cross County
Connection's Newsletter for Municipal and County Leaders! These
newsletters will keep you updated on recent transportation-related
projects and accomplishments, regional transportation news, and major
construction activity in southern New Jersey. Feel free to share with
your staff, residents and local businesses. We hope you enjoy!
Burlington County Bicycle Master Plan
Phase II of the
Burlington County Bicycle Master Plan is underway. This stage of the
planning process focuses on the implementation of network
recommendations. Topics covered include bikeway construction
prioritization, facility design, bicycle-friendly policies and
program development, and funding strategies. Phase II also
establishes short, medium, and long term benchmarks to monitor success.
County Bicycle Master Plan is a two-phase project. The Phase I document
was completed in September 2013 and entailed thoroughly documenting
the existing conditions for bicycling in the county and planning a
comprehensive network of bikeways.
the Burlington County Master Plan is a collaborative process. The
project leadership team consists of Cross County Connection,
Burlington County Engineers Office, and Burlington County Resource
Conservation. Various local stakeholders act in an advisory role
through the Project Action Committee (PAC), which includes representatives
from Burlington County municipalities, bicycle clubs and advocacy
groups, transit agencies, and state and regional offices. The latest PAC meeting was
held on March 19th and provided valuable input regarding issues that
need to be addressed to effectively implement the bikeway network
outlined in Phase I.
Phase II will
encompass another round of public involvement so make sure to visit http://bikeplan.org/burlingtonbmp/#/
or contact Cross County Connection to find out details regarding public
meetings or to learn more about the Burlington County Bicycle Master
Plan in general.
Cherry Hill Township Adopts a Complete Streets
On March 24, 2014, Cherry Hill Township committed to creating safer
roadways that accommodate all users by adopting a Complete Streets
policy. The adoption of this policy puts the township among 90 municipalities and
6 counties in New Jersey that have joined the Complete Streets
movement. Cherry Hill's Complete Streets policy is intended to help
safely integrate all modes of travel into the design of roadways and
assist with the implementation of the Township's Bicycle and Pedestrian
In addition to simply pledging to address the needs of all road
users in the planning and design of transportation projects, Cherry
Hill's Complete Streets policy admirably calls for the following
a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from
the Departments of Engineering and Public Works, the Department
of Community Development, the Mayor's Office, and the Traffic
Safety Unit in the Township Police Department to assess
applicable projects utilizing a Complete Streets checklist.
Exemptions to the policy may be determined at the sole
discretion of this committee.
the Complete Streets policy in the development or amendment of
any relevant future plans, ordinances, laws, procedures, rules,
assess the implementation of Complete Streets policy using
The adoption of a Complete Streets policy will help the
township build upon its recent progress to create an accommodating
environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. Cherry Hill joins
numerous other towns in South Jersey as local leaders that are
committed to developing a safer, more inclusive network of roadways.
Sustainable Jersey Small Grants, Workshops,
Technical Assistance, and More
Spring has arrived and the June 8th Sustainable Jersey certification
deadline is quickly approaching. Cross County Connection reminds
communities in South Jersey to contact us regarding free technical
assistance with transportation-related action items to help your
community obtain the final points needed for your application. For
more information, please visit or call (856) 596-8228.
You can also speak to one of our
transportation specialists at events hosted by Sustainable Jersey. On
April 4th, Cross County Connection attended Capitalize on the
Benefits of Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities. This event
made the case for creating walkable and bicycle-friendly communities
and provided an overview of strategies, tools, and funding
opportunities to help municipalities advance these initiatives. Look
for us at the next Sustainable Jersey workshop to learn more about
how we can assist your town with transportation-related action items.
On March 12th, Sustainable Jersey awarded $200,000 through the
Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program funded by the PSEG
Foundation. Twelve municipalities received grants in the amounts of
$20,000 and $10,000 and twenty-two communities were awarded $2,000
capacity building grants to support Green Team efforts. Grant
recipients in Cross County Connection's seven-county service area
include Bordentown City, Camden City, Evesham Township, Town of Hammonton,
Margate City, Monroe Township, Moorestown Township, Somerdale
Borough, Upper Township and Winslow Township. Cross County Connection
congratulates these grant recipients for obtaining support to advance
their local sustainability initiatives.
Please contact Cross County Connection to request assistance with
Sustainable Jersey grant applications next year, or if your community
would currently like assistance with any of the grant funding
County Connection's Mission: To
improve the quality of life in southern New Jersey through
Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization,
partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
(NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ
TRANSIT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC),
the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member
organizations and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide
solutions to complex transportation problems for counties,
municipalities and employers in the southern New Jersey region
encompassing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester and Salem counties.
Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association
publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning
Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal
Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no
liability for the contents.