ATTENTION: LACEY TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
The outcome of the November 5th local election for Lacey Township Committee will determine whether or not a road is built on a 1.9 mile portion of the Barnegat Branch Trail from Lacey Road north to South Street. Make sure you make an educated decision when you go to the polls. As a non-profit organization, we cannot endorse political candidates, there is a clear difference between each parties stand on the road. SAVE IT, DON’T PAVE IT! ONCE IT IS GONE, IT IS GONE FOREVER! Get out the vote!
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 2ND. SEND IN YOUR LETTER OR EMAIL TODAY!!!
ATTACHMENT BELOW IS A SAMPLE PUBLIC COMMENT LETTER THAT SUPPORTERS CAN EMAIL OR MAIL TO THE NJDEP AS PART OF OUR ACTION ALERT. THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS AUGUST 25, 2013. PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTER TODAY BY EMAIL TO: Charlie.Welch@dep.state.nj.us OR MAIL TO: Charles Welch, Supervisor, Land Use Regulation Program, P.O. Box 439, Trenton, NJ 08625. You don’t have to be a Lacey resident to send your public comment. All comment are considered and greatly appreciated!
THE LATEST PICTURES OF THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BBT IN LACEY TOWNSHIP. HELP SAVE THIS LINEAR PARK FROM ROADWAY DEVELOPMENT AND TAKE PART IN OUR ACTION ALERT ON OUR UPDATES PAGE BY SENDING YOUR EMAIL TO THE NJDEP BEFORE AUGUST 25TH. ONCE ITS GONE, ITS GONE FOREVER!
The Barnegat Branch Trail project, when complete, will have the ability to carry bicyclists and pedestrians safely along the 15.6-mile Central Jersey Railroad Right-of-Way. Successful completion of the project will enable the Barnegat Branch Trail to join the other 43 existing and proposed rail-trail projects across New Jersey.
There are six phases of the project. Completed phases are as follows: Phase 1 stretches from Bay Avenue in Barnegat north to Country Lane in Waretown. Phase 2 connected Country Lane to Route 532 in Waretown (2.7 miles) in 2007. Phase 3 started at Cedar Creek at the railroad trestle and moved north through Bayville to Eastern Boulevard. Phase 4 connects Route 532 in Waretown to the border of Lacey Township.
This trail will provide the public with an environmentally friendly north-south non-motorized alternative transportation route traversing through the 5 municipalities of Barnegat, Ocean, Lacey, Berkeley, Beachwood, and So. Toms River. While initially the route will primarily serve recreational users, the trail use can accommodate a broader range of functional, non-recreational trips, providing some permanent relief to traffic congestion on Route 9.
For more information about the progress of the trail, visit the Ocean County Planning Department site. The downloadable file about the project includes the planning objectives, the Barnegat Branch Railroad history, a photographic & informational tour of the trail’s corridor, the trail’s benefits, and management & security factors relavent to the trail.
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