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ECGA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Lincoln Park in Jersey City

on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 20:00

I along with FreeWalkers David Asher and Corey Storch attended a ribbon cutting ceremony with DOT officials and Mayor Healy (shown here) last Friday to celebrate the improvements between Newark and Jersey City - sometimes known as no-man's land or as we like to call it, "Intersection Hell" which included walking along the guardrail and the two steel bridges that follow.

For FreeWalkers, and other adventurous souls, this means that there is new concrete sidewalk to follow from the intersection of Ferry and Raymond Blvd all the way to Lincoln Park. Probably the most intimidating section of "The Big Walk" - our featured May event.

Its a grand gesture toward pedestrianism and cycling, albeit an expensive retrofit. Tip-O-the-hat to ECGA, JC, and NJ DOT.

Now the question I have is how do we get people to use it?

Here's a link to an NJ.com article on the ceremony and project.

NJ.com - Newark Star Ledger - June 24, 2012