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Complete Streets in Voorhees Township

Complete Streets in Voorhees Township

As an exemplary leader in sustainability, Camden County’s Voorhees Township recently finalized implementation of their Complete Streets policy. This recent effort, one of many, began with concerns expressed by the local Green Team regarding bicyclist and pedestrian safety and traffic congestion. With the addition of bike lanes, cross walks, signage, and speed tables, Voorhees has successfully reduced speeds, improved visibility of bicyclists and pedestrians, and improved motorist awareness. In addition to better safety, a greater reliance on bikes and walking as forms of transportation translates to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and improved health from increased physical activity; and they don’t intend to stop there. Bike lanes, sidewalks, bike racks, and transit shelters have been added since policy adoption, and more ideas are in the works. Excellent job Voorhees!