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New Trail System

New Trail System

Freeholder Jeff Nash will cut the ribbon to mark the opening of 4.3 miles of active transportation trails on Camden streets. Funded by the William Penn Foundation, the Camden Greenway is a key piece of the region’s Circuit Trails, making important connections between existing trails along the Camden waterfront, the Ben Franklin Bridge and North Camden. The new trails will allow significantly improved bicycle access to anchor institutions and key downtown public spaces. In addition to the new bike lanes and sharrows, signage connects the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Camden Waterfront, Roosevelt Plaza Park, Northgate Park, Pyne Poynt Park, Von Nieda Park and the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

“The trail network provides residents with new recreational opportunities, while creating alternative means of transportation between destinations such as schools, shopping, parks and recreation facilities,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Department of Parks. “The Freeholder Board has made advocating and implementing more bike trail projects a priority throughout the region. This public policy initiative is another opportunity for residents to get out of their cars and onto a bike. Whether it’s a daily commute to work or riding for recreation, these trails provide a sustainable two wheel option for residents.”

The overall goal of this new trail project is to encourage city residents, workers and visitors to utilize and actively enjoy safe, alternative transportation in the City of Camden. It continues the expansion of the Circuit, the greater Philadelphia region’s trail network, which currently has 300 miles of completed trails. The Circuit is a planned 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails across southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey which will connect people to jobs, recreational opportunities, public transportation and other neighborhoods, and will serve as a gateway to green space.