This week, Congressman Andrews announced the completion of a $5.6 million infrastructure project that will generate economic activity and provide safety to students, and employees in the City of Camden . The project, funded by a Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) grant from the Department of Transportation, will enhance access to downtown Camden, driving growth in the region and providing the residents of South Jersey with safe, alternative means of transportation.
The project will promote commerce throughout the region by connecting constituents with local shops and businesses through the creation of new bike lanes throughout downtown Camden and expansion of The Circuit, the region's developing trail network. Residents of South Jersey will also enjoy safer roads and paths thanks to new signage, lighting and extensive streetscape improvements Residents can also take advantage of more access to public transportation due to the expansion of bike and walking access along the Martin Luther King corridor where Walter Rand services PATCO, the RiverLine and NJ Transit bus service, the 4th busiest transportation hub in the state.
""We want all of our cities, including Camden, to be places where people want to live and not just work," said Congressman Andrews. "This project is a small piece of a larger puzzle that will help promote safe travel through the City of Camden and will make doing business and working here more attractive."
Congressman Andrews hopes that these new bike lanes will not only make the community more accessible but will give residents a better, safer way to travel throughout the county. These lanes will also help to promote a healthier lifestyle and encourage travelers to consider a green alternative in getting around. Congressman Andrews fights for competitive grants like these to ensure the infrastructure in the region continues to develop.