CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON NEW BIKE LANES IN ATLANTIC CITY

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON NEW BIKE LANES IN ATLANTIC CITY
NEW BIKE LANES WILL EXTEND OVER 5 MILES DOWN ATLANTIC AVENUE
CONNECTING ATLANTIC CITY TO THE REST OF THE ISLAND

Atlantic City, NJ – A new bike lane will be under construction starting at Albany Avenue. The
new bike lane will begin at Albany Avenue and continue down Atlantic Avenue connecting
existing bike lanes in Ventnor City, Margate City, and Longport Borough.

Construction will begin later this month on bike lanes on Atlantic Avenue from Albany
Avenue to Jackson Avenue in Atlantic City. Arthur R. Henry Inc. has been awarded a contract
to complete the construction. Bike lanes will also be installed on Ohio Avenue.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation only provides $1 million in grant funds
annually for bikepath construction. Atlantic City was one of only a handful of communities
to be awarded grants. A $300,000 grant was provided to the City for this project.

Mayor Frank Gilliam stated, “Ventnor has just added bike lanes on Atlantic Avenue and with
the completion of our project, on-street bike lanes will extend over five miles through
Absecon Island.”

Both the Atlantic Avenue and Ohio Avenue bike lanes were recommended in the 2013
Atlantic City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Other recommendations from this Plan that have
been implemented include:

 Increased access to the Boardwalk by bicyclists.
 Installation of bike lanes on Maryland Avenue.
 Construction of a 2.5 mile 24-hour bike loop in the Inlet.

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