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Conceptual Design for Greater Pedestrian Access:

Press Release from Office of the Mayor

PERTH AMBOY – The bicycle and pedestrian plan called for improved conditions that would allow for easier policing and return pedestrian access to the community.

The new design would need to reduce the length of the tunnel and improve the sight lines into and throughout the tunnel. In its current state, the tunnel runs two hundred and eighty feet with entrances that do not provide any visibility to the street on either side. This project reduces the overall length, which provides the opportunity to create and expand open space on the eastern side of the tracks. On the western side of the tracks, the tunnel would open up directly to the street in place of the current opening which is a long ramp that descends on a parcel across the street next to a private residence.

Such improvements would create clear sight lines into the tunnel from both streets and activate the area with daylighting techniques that will allow for nearby residents and safety patrols to observe the tunnel’s traffic. The end result of these improvements will provide a much needed link in the City’s pedestrian network that residents feel secure using. As a proposed designed, there are no funds or imminent plans for future construction.

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