Winter 2004, p.6

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North Jersey Leaders Call for GWB to River Road Connector Path

In November 2003, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Borough of Fort Lee Council bolstered the calls of fellow New Jersey elected officials and civic groups by passing resolutions calling on the Port Authority and Palisades Interstate Park to build a half-mile greenway path between the George Washington Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path and “River Road” in Palisades Park, New Jersey. In November 2003, the Port Authority released a study, concluding that it is feasible to build the connector. With Palisade Park’s permission, the Port Authority could easily build the $370,000 path as part of an $86.6 million George Washington Bridge ramp project. This would make the narrow streets, steep hills and frightening traffic safer for the 1,600 cyclists who ride there each weekend day.

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