Route 130's outdated design makes it dangerous

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Since 2009, there have been 15 pedestrian fatalities on Route 130 in Burlington County, New Jersey’s most dangerous road, and on April 8, yet another pedestrian was struck. Burlington County officials recently announced their intent to apply for grants to increase road safety education and enforcement efforts along Route 130, surely a step in the right direction. But in addition to education and enforcement, the physical design of the roadway must change if there is to be any meaningful improvement.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has added new sidewalks, mid-block crosswalks and pedestrian countdown lights along some sections of the roadway in recent years, but its work is not done. With Route 130’s outdated design, it’s dangerous for local residents to commute to work, buy groceries or visit their families on foot or bike.

The entire corridor stretching from Bordentown to Palmyra needs to be revamped to allow all road users to reach their destinations safely. Without a plan to redesign the roadway, the many pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and drivers who are using Route 130 every day will continue to put their lives in jeopardy.

Assemblyman Troy Singleton

D-7th of Palmyra

Mount Laurel

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TROY SINGLETON
ASSEMBLYMAN, 7TH DISTRICT
400 NORTH CHURCH STREET, SUITE 260
MOORESTOWN, NJ 08057
 
Tel: 856-234-2790
Fax: 856-234-2957
Email: AsmSingleton@njleg.org