The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Bikeway Grant Program provides funds to promote bicycling as an alternate mode of transportation in New Jersey.
Bikeways Program Milestones
April - July
No later than July 31
No later than November 30
24 months after Grant Announcements
Encourage bicycling and walking as an alternate mode of transportation
Improve quality of life
Make roadways safer
Creation of new bikeways/lane mileage.
Separation from motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier either within the highway or independent right of way.
Connection to existing local or regional bicycling system.
Service to the Public
Improved access to public facilities.
Adopted Complete Street Resolution and evidence of an Implementation Plan.
Part of a bicycle network adopted in the municipal master plan.
Mays Landing Road Bikeway Project, Somers Point
Mays Landing Road is the principal east-west arterial across the southern portion of Somers Point. The project involved restriping the shoulders along Mays Landing Road to create five-foot bike lanes with a four-foot buffer. The bike lanes will connect Route 9 and the new Garden State Parkway Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, providing access to Cape May County and the Somers Point-Pleasantville Bike Path and NJ Route 52 Causeway to the east that provides access to Ocean City.
How to Apply to State Aid Programs
Applications must be made through the SAGE system. Instructions are available. The major components are the Scope of Work, explaining how the project meets each of the criteria, and the Data Sheet. All applications must include maps, and photos are encouraged to show expected project achievements. All applications are scored based in part on the online applications and supporting documentation.