Reporting David Madden
By David Madden
CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – There are three newly refurbished bike paths through Camden, thanks to a $5.5 million federal grant.
It’s part of an overall $25 million effort to improve the appearance — not to mention accessibility — of some major thoroughfares through the city.
Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard says the improved paths will help bicyclists and walkers alike.
“It allows you to go from the Cooper River to Cooper River West, which is along Admiral Wilson Boulevard, onto Pine Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard along the waterfront, and then onto Pearl Street…which takes you to the Ben Franklin Bridge,” Leonard explains.
This project hooks up into what’s called “The Circuit,” which will, in time, provide more than 750 miles of such paths through the region. That long term project is now one third complete.
The feds footed the entire bill, with locals making sure the work met federal standards.