SOUTHERN PINELANDS NATURAL HERITAGE TRAIL
Scenic New Jersey Byway
Report To South Jersey Wheelmen and Outdoor Club of South Jersey
Wednesday, March 25, 2008
This route is 130 miles within Atlantic and Cape May counties. The northern end is defined at the Mullica River watershed and nearby coastal resources. The central segment is along the Great Egg Harbor River, and the southern loop includes the Delaware Bayshore coastal areas. It is also important to note that the route approaches Cumberland county at Port Elizabeth, Burlington/Camden counties at Basto and Nesco, and Gloucester county as it goes though Hamilton Township.
Given the fact that increased traffic is planned for some prime cycling roads that are used by the club and its members, we need to ensure the club is involved and providing information as well as support. Of immediate concern would be ensuring proper size roadway shoulders are provided. Perhaps the yet to be sign include indication to ‘share the road’ or similar logo. This could be that of a bicycle helmet that would serve a dual purpose of alerting motorist to cyclists and remind bicyclist to wear their helmet. This would also serve at an outstanding opportunity to advertise the club and get excellent visibility. How great it would be in any literature handed out at the ‘Interpretive Site’ that the club be mentioned as providing supporting information.
Therefore, recommend the club pass a resolution to support this effort and commit to attending these meetings.
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Safe Cycling...Wear Your Helmet!
Pete (RePete) Nahaczewski
March 28, 2009