Newark to Jersey City ECG Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June 22 at 11am

The East Coast Greenway Alliance Invites You
To Attend the Ribbon Cutting for our New Route Connecting
Newark, Kearny, & Jersey City for Safe Walking and Bicycling
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
11 AM
in the southwest region of Lincoln Park in Jersey City

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Please join us as we:

  • Celebrate NJDOT’s investment in a safe route over the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers
  • Celebrate the closing of a key gap in the East Coast Greenway and its sister trails (Liberty Water Gap and September 11th Memorial)
  • Hear from key leaders who saw this project through including NJDOT Commissioner Simpson
  • Enjoy an inaugural ride with Miami to Maine ECG Cabot Tour cyclists
  • Thank generous supporters such as the GR Dodge Foundation, the Helen & William Mazer Foundation, our members, and the people of New Jersey

Light refreshments will be served.

For more info, contact ECG Mid-Atlantic Coordinator Andy Hamilton at andy@greenway.org or 267-236-3407

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  1. Rand says:

    Great news, except I just drove over those bridges an hour ago. Is the ribbon cutting only ceremonial? It didn’t look to me like there was anywhere safe to ride from Lincoln Park to Newark. No paint, nor signs…

    1. Come to our ribbon cutting – there are East Coast Greenway signs from Lincoln Park to Newark Penn Station and we can help you find them. We’ll also work to make them clearer for everyone.

      Onwards to greenway progress-

      1. Rand says:

        Thanks. Couldn’t make the ribbon cutting, but made the ride from Hoboken to Branch Brook Park in Newark and back today. Congratulations to all. (I missed the sign that pointed me across Lincoln Highway, but eventually figured it out..)

  2. DrewMerc says:

    Hey all, i tried commuting from Jersey City to Newark by bike on June 27th and the entrance to the new trail was blocked off. A cop who was stationed at the gate told me to turn around and that the ribbon cutting was “ceremonial only” but would not provide a time for when i could actually commute between Jersey City and Newark.

    Doe anyone have any idea when this will be open to the public? i seriously can’t wait to make the 8 mile commute by bike. I’ve been waiting years for this oppurtunity.

    1. Andy says:

      The ribbon cutting was a ceramony to celebrate that the trail is completed. The route is complete and is open for public use. I have reached out to thehead of Hudson County Parks to find out why the police stopped you on the 27th.

  3. saman says:

    I got stuck going over the Truck 1/9. Is there a full map of the route?

  4. Rand says:

    Heading from JC to Newark, you cross the Hackensack on the north side of the road (westbound), then head over to the sidewalk on the other side of the highway at the first intersection and ride on the south side (eastbound) over the Passaic.

    The Green line on the ECG’s google map is accurate.
    http://greenway.org/maps/ECG-NJ.kml

    1. saman says:

      Thanks I found it, but the signage can be improved. I think other riders may also get confused and make the same mistakes I did.

      1. Rand says:

        I missed the left turn across the highway after the Hackensack crossing. Was that the one you missed, too?

        1. saman says:

          Exactly. Then after you make the left its not clear if you have to go around the building complex or can cut distance by staying on the left side walk of the road. Also when you leave the park passing around the baseball field there is no sign for the entrance up onto the bridge.

      2. Andy says:

        Rand,
        The signage there is on the transit stop sign pole. Then across truck route 1&9 a sign has been taken off a utility pole. That one needs to be replaced. It is on my to do list.

  5. Rand says:

    Heading from JC to Newark, you cross the Hackensack on the north side of the road (westbound), then head over to the sidewalk on the other side of the highway at the first intersection and ride on the south side (eastbound) over the Passaic.

    The Green line on the ECG’s google map is accurate.
    http://greenway.org/maps/ECG-NJ.kml

    1. saman says:

      Thanks I found it, but the signage can be improved. I think other riders may also get confused and make the same mistakes I did.

  6. saman says:

    Exactly. Then after you make the left its not clear if you have to go around the building complex or can cut distance by staying on the left side walk of the road. Also when you leave the park passing around the baseball field there is no sign for the entrance up onto the bridge.

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