The Johnson Trolley Trail is a Circuit Trail with segments currently listed as existing, in progress, and planned. This project will identify an alignment to connect and extend these segments to create a bicycle and pedestrian corridor originating in the City of Trenton, passing through Ewing and Lawrence Townships, to the Municipality of Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey. The abandoned Johnson Trolley Line formerly connected Trenton to Princeton and carried passengers into the 1930s and rail freight from Trenton to Lawrenceville until severed by the construction of I-295 in the early 1970s. Corridor development requires a proposed pedestrian-bicycle bridge over I-295, improvement of existing rights of way on the historic Johnson Trolley Line, and identifying a preferred alignment for new trail construction where the trolley right of way has been privately developed. The goal of the project is to link areas of high economic distress with areas of increasing economic opportunity and to connect high-density residential, commercial, and institutional areas with preserved open space, parkland, and existing Circuit Trails. Opportunities for on-road bicycle and pedestrian facilities are limited by narrow cartways and limited right of way, with high levels of traffic stress (LTS) for cyclists on roughly parallel US 1, US 206, and Princeton Pike. Compared to the D&R Canal Towpath, the Johnson Trolley Line more directly connects to residential, commercial, and industrial development in the suburbs, to educational institutions, and to active recreation open space.
This Request for Proposal will form the basis of a contract between DVRPC and the awarded vendor to complete all work for TCDI Task Order No. 24-66-103-723 Johnson Trolley Trail Corridor Study (Category 5).
|Submission of Inquiries by Email:||11/13/2023 by 5:00 PM|
|Proposal Deadline:||11/30/2023 by 4:59 PM|
A selection committee will be responsible for selecting the vendor best suited to handle the project.
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