December 26, 2015

Plan moves forward to extend Sea Isle City Promenade for cyclists and joggers

$1 million addition would cover entire island

Jersey Shore Development
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A cyclist stands on the Promenade in Sea Isle City.

Those who enjoy summer days by biking or jogging along the shoreline of Sea Isle City may soon get more room to roam.

On Tuesday, city council approved a resolution that would extend the shore town's Promenade across the length of the entire island to take on cycling and pedestrian traffic.

The $1 million extension comes as a part of the city's “Adopting the 2016-2020 Capital Plan,” and officials are hoping most of the funding will come from grant money.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, the plan comes in response to complaints made about an abundance of runners and cyclists on Pleasure Avenue, the roadway that runs north to south along a large chunk of the island.

Safety precautions such as flashing red lights and a lowered speed limit have been implemented to help address the issue, however the road cannot be widened to cater to everyone wishing to use the road.

Under the new plan, the Promenade, which currently runs parallel with the beach between 29th and 57th streets, would be stretched north to 1st Street and south to 93rd Street; simply put, it would cover the entire length of Sea Isle.

Construction could be complete by 2019 if a design is finalized by 2017 and grant money is obtained by 2016, the Press reports.