Lakewood Township will be receiving a $1 million grant from the Murphy administration to help renovate the bike path around Lake Carasaljo.
The grant is one of 14 Bikeway Grants announced by the Department of Transportation today, totaling $7.9 million to help advance local Bikeway projects around the state.
“I’m committed to promoting active transportation alternatives that help achieve our climate change goals by reducing our reliance on cars, while encouraging residents to live a healthy lifestyle,” Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement. “Investing in bikeways is a tangible step to create more walkable and bikeable options for our most vulnerable road users,” he added.
Traditionally, the Bikeway Grant Program provides $1 million in grants annually to counties and municipalities in order to promote bikeways as an alternate mode of transportation that support the State’s efforts to add new miles of dedicated bikeways in New Jersey.
This year, an additional $20 million was appropriated for Grants-in-Aid programs, specifically for the Transit Village Program, the Safe Streets to Transit Program, and for Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities/Accommodations.
Of the $20 million, $6.9 million was provided for the Bikeway Grant Program, of which the largest amount went to Lakewood.