(August 1, 2021) A new look and traffic pattern is coming to Atlantic Avenue. A combination of traffic slowing bump-outs, advisory bike lanes, and improved pedestrian crossings are in the plan for a temporary demonstration project. The goal? to test run improvements and get feedback from residents to determine the effects new bike and pedestrian improvements have before permanent changes are considered.
Working in tandem with the Borough of Collingswood, Cross County Connection, Camden County, PATCO, and the DVRPC, a host of new improvements have been developed for this heavily traveled stretch of road. Three major areas of need were identified through various studies including the Connect 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The intersections of Collings, Atlantic, and Lakeview, along with Atlantic and Lees and Atlantic and Conard were noted by residents and visitors during extensive public feedback as challenging crossings for pedestrians and cyclists. In addition to improving travel near the downtown and to other community assets such as the Farmers’ Market, Atlantic Avenue is a direct connection to the PATCO Speedline commuter train.
After the demonstration period is complete the partners will work together further determine if these changes provide the desired increase in safety and warrant a transition to permanent structures in their place. The pop-up demonstration is scheduled to launch on August 14 and will remain in place through September 3. Tell us what you think! Survey teams will be on the streets and at the Collingswood Farmers’ market interviewing users of the EXPO. Online surveys will also be available for the duration of the project.
TAKE THE PROJECT SURVEY (this project & survey closed September 2021)
JOIN US FOR THE PROJECT KICK-OFF EVENT:
Ride your bike or walk over and join us for the project kick-off where you will learn more about the project. Be among the first to test it out with our kick-off ride down Atlantic to the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.
August 14, 2021 at 9:00 am at Collings and Atlantic Avenues – CLICK HERE for Event Info
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT:
You can view/download a PDF of the full project design HERE