The Cooper River Park Vision Plan recommends turning the entire park into an environmental learning center by creating a new riparian buffer and providing new vistas to experience the park, including new walkways that would bring users closer to the river. The plan also seeks to increase use of the park (active and passive) as well as provide new revenue opportunities. Most significantly, the plan seeks to reorient the park, as much as possible, towards the river. A public meeting took place on April 11 and was well attended.  If you missed the meeting and have a suggestion about improving Cooper River Park please email the county at freeholders@camdencounty.com or call (856) 225-5466.

Camden County, in partnership with a coalition including the City of Philadelphia and Cooper’s Ferry Development Association (CFDA), received $5.8 million through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER I) grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) that was earmarked in 2010.

As part of the grant, the Martin Luther King Boulevard, Pine Street and Pearl Street corridors will get a number of “complete streets” rehabilitation improvements, including significant sidewalk and streetscape enhancements, bicycle lanes, street resurfacing, storm water management and pedestrian signage. This picture shows an ‘after’ image of Martin Luther King Boulevard after work has been completed

This report describes Shifting Gears, a three-step process that included inventories of regional bicycle facilities, outreach to stakeholders, and an online survey. Included are descriptions of each of the various components of the program, a set of proposed priority locations based on the inventories and outreach sessions, and survey findings.

2012 Art Blooms Earth Festival at Croft Farm – Bortons Mill & Brace Rds., Cherry Hill, NJ

A project that recently received funding through DVRPC's Regional Trails Program is the Kaighns Avenue to Route 130 Connector Trail. Once complete, this project will create an off-road connection between Gateway Park along the Cooper River at Admiral Wilson Boulevard and Cooper River Park at North Park Drive. The red line shows the proposed alignment of the trail.

Completing this gap will allow users to travel off-road from the Hess station on Admiral Wilson Boulevard at the Flanders Avenue overpass in Camden City to Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, a distance of approximately 5.9 miles. More information about this project and the grant program is available here.

The Phase II Camden County Bicycling & Multi-Use Trails Master Plan recommended a network of on and off-road bicycle facilities for the townships of Gloucester and Haddon, and the boroughs of Audobon, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Lawnside, Magnolia, Mt. Ephraim, Runnemede, and Tavistock.

The Camden County Bicycling & Multi-Use Trails Master Plan will guide the implementation of multi-use trails and on-road bicycle facilities in Camden County. The project, based on recommendations initially made in the 2004 Camden County Open Space and Farmland Preservation Plan, will connect county residents to greenways and trails, as well as enhance opportunities to walk or bike to schools, parks, shops, and employment centers.

Upon completion of Phases III and IV of this project, all four parts will be combined into a county-wide plan. Before presenting the finished document to the Camden County Board of Freeholders for potential adoption, citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the plan in its entirety via an online mapping application.

This website will provide an opportunity review plan documents, find out about upcoming events, and learn about projects or programs related to bicycling and trails in the county. If you have any questions or have an event you'd like added to the calendar, please email Dan Nemiroff at dnemiroff@dvrpc.org.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Nemiroff
dnemiroff@dvrpc.org