Office of the Mayor – West Windsor Township
May 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Shing-Fu Hsueh, Mayor
West Windsor Township
Township Outlines Upcoming Bicycle and Pedestrian-Related Improvements
Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh today outlined several upcoming initiatives that will improve bicycle and pedestrian safety in various areas of the Township. Specific projects that will move forward over the next six months include:
- The intersection of Alexander and Vaughn drive, heavily used by commuters, will have count-down pedestrian signals, signage, street lighting, high visibility crosswalks, and pedestrian markings.
- The Alexander Road ‘S’ curve between Canal Pointe Boulevard and the Princeton Township border will have bike lanes on both sides and a concrete sidewalk on the east bound lane.
- Also benefiting commuters and providing a more walkable community are plans for the intersection of Wallace and Cranbury Roads with County Route 571. The Township has recently met with the State and County to discuss crosswalks, curb cuts, and count-down pedestrian signals at this intersection. In addition, the Township and State are reviewing the possibility of a bicycle and pedestrian crossing over the northeast corridor on the south side of the existing bridge between the double guide rails. This would connect with a crosswalk on the west side of the tracks crossing Washington Road at Station Drive.
Additional improvements planned for 2008-2009 that will especially benefit commuters are signage, striping, improved street lighting, and sidewalks in the area of Wallace Road at Wallace Circle and, through a Safe Routes to Transit Grant, sidewalk extensions for North Post Road and Alexander Road between the municipal center and the train station.
Mayor Hsueh also announced that he plans to attend the upcoming West Windsor Walk along Bear Brook Road including the crossing of Alexander Road at Vaughn Drive sponsored by the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance scheduled on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 5:30 PM. The Mayor stated, “I look forward to meeting with the WWBPA, residents, council members, and other community leaders to identify potential improvements to the area and discuss upcoming initiatives in more detail.”
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