Several pedestrian challenges are on county routes. The ones that jump out to me:
1) Shrewsbury Ave from Newman Springs to Monmouth St.
2) The intersection of Pinckney and Broad.
3) Front St from Maple Ave to Spring St
On Shrewsbury Ave, we’re getting some pedestrian upgrades, but we need traffic lights at the intersections with Monmouth St (Senior Center), Chestnut/Locust, and River St, as recommended in the borough’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Project report (see page 33):
Pinckney and Broad has claimed lives over the years. A stop light would be great, but traffic often backs up that far from the RR tracks, so maybe at least those flashing pedestrian lights and a refuge island between lanes.
Front St acts as a barrier keeping pedestrians from the river. It is especially dangerous at English Plaza, Broad and that crosswalk near the Riverview parking garage. At the intersection of Front and Broad, I’d like to see the traffic lights give a dedicated time for pedestrians to cross. The crossing at English Plaza (by the Elks) should be straightened out and get flashers and a refuge island in the middle of the street. The crosswalk by the Riverview garage should get flashers and a refuge island.
The Rector/Riverside, Riverside/Front/Maple, and Maple/Broad/Riverside intersections are all big pedestrian and cyclist problems, but they involve a state highway (and NJ Transit in one case), so the County Commissioners can’t unilaterally fix those issues.