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4/17/2019 - Comments Still Accepted for Walk, Bike, Hike Study - Residents Can Provide Feedback Until April 26

Comments Still Accepted for Walk, Bike, Hike Study
Residents Can Provide Feedback Until April 26


SOMERVILLE – Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher reminds residents to submit their input about the Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities plan. Residents can respond by commenting on the recent public meeting materials via The deadline for response is April 26.

“Although we had a large turnout, we are still urging residents to visit the Walk, Bike, Hike website and submit their comments about the next phase of the plan,” said Freeholder Gallagher, planning board liaison.

“I am really pleased that so many people have attended the meeting and are taking an active interest in our community,” he said. “The feedback that we’ve received is invaluable.”

Over 70 participants listened to a presentation and afterward provided their input about the next phase of the plan to improve Somerset County’s recreational trails and pedestrian crossings. Residents submitted comment cards, spoke to subject-matter experts, and had face-to-face conversations with planning board staff.

If you could not attend the recent public meeting but would like to learn more or comment, visit

The Walk, Bike, Hike plan will help create an integrated network of multi-use trails and paths that will serve a variety of transportation needs and recreational upgrades by connecting users to opportunities, services and destinations within the region.

The plan supports the development of a network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, trails and greenways across Somerset County, which will help improve access to education, employment and provide quality-of-life opportunities for residents, workers and visitors. This study is being funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

For more information about the Walk, Bike, Hike plan, visit

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