Governor Murphy has announced $1.3 million in funding to enable Jersey City and Hudson County to promote cycling as an alternate mode of transportation. The monies will come from the $8.4 million Local Bikeway Program.
According to today’s announcement, Hudson County will receive $637,000 and Jersey City $670,000.
The Local Bikeway Program is one of three programs totaling more than $24 million that according to the administration, are designed to expand access to safe transportation and enhance areas around public transit facilities across the state.
In addition to the Local Bikeway Program, The Safe Streets to Transit Program will provide $13.4 million in funding to improve access to transit facilities and public transportation in counties and municipalities. The Transit Village Program will provide $2.9 million toward the revitalization and redevelopment of areas around transit facilities into mixed-use neighborhoods.
Said Governor Murphy “For many New Jerseyans, commutes or daily travels do not begin and end at the train station. That’s why my Administration is doubling down on its efforts to promote active transportation alternatives and ensure that – whether you’re a pedestrian or cyclist – you can safely and affordably access our nation-leading public transportation network.”
“Coming at a critical time of rising traffic fatalities and serious injuries across our state this significant increase in funding will help ensure better access to public transit for vulnerable road users and create more walkable and bikeable roads, an essential part of building a safer and more equitable transportation system for New Jersey” said Debra Kagan, Executive Director of the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition.