Voorhees Township is committed to providing residents, employees and visitors with convenient and comfortable access to a Township-wide network of bicycle facilities.  The Township has an extensive network of on-road and off-road bikeways connecting multiple areas of the Township.  However, a key missing link is an east-west connector that would connect the Voorhees Environmental Park with the newly redeveloped Voorhees Town Center.  Once developed, the Voorhees Environmental Park will be a major attractor for Township, as well as area residents, and visitors.  The Voorhees Environmental Park is currently served by a major bikeway along Centennial Boulevard that connects with Cooper Road on the eastern side of the Township.  The Voorhees Town Center is a major draw for those living, working and visiting Voorhees and is connected to the Somerdale Road bikeway on the western side of the Township.  By connecting these two major focal points, cross-township bicycle access will be achieved as well as providing connections into neighboring Gibbsboro and Lindenwold Boroughs.

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The East-West Bikeway Connector is currently proposed along Laurel Oak Road and Echelon Road; between the Old Egg Harbor bike trail (adjacent to Eastern High School) and Somerdale Road.  Voorhees Township has received a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to study the feasibility of this proposed bikeway alignment, as well as consider alternatives. 

Voorhees Township has contracted with CME Associates to conduct an engineering study.  CME Associates will develop recommendations and preliminary designs for the construction of the proposed East-West Bikeway Connector and anticipates submitting a final report with recommendations to the Township by Spring 2014.  This project is also being conducted via a partnership of organizations including the Voorhees Environmental and Cultural Education Foundation (VECEF), the Voorhees Environmental Commission, the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) through Rutgers University, Sustainable Voorhees, and Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association. 

The public will play a key role in the development of the proposed East-West Bikeway Connector.  Public Forums will be conducted to solicit input from the public.  The public is also encouraged to provide feedback by participating in the East-West Bikeway Connector Survey as well as an on-line mapping tool.  The on-line mapping tool enables the user to suggest alternate bikeway alignments, identify specific areas, such as intersections, that need improvement and make comments.  Voorhees Township and the project partners encourage you to participate in any or all of these public participation methods. 

Please check this website often as project updates will be posted as they occur.

Voorhees Township Public Forum #2

Meeting Agenda

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Where: Voorhees Town Hall
2400 Voorhees Town Center, Court Room, Next to Macy's, 2nd Floor, Voorhees, NJ 08043

For more information,
please contact:

Patrick C. Farley
farley@driveless.com
856-596-8228