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The ocean beaches and surrounding communities in New Jersey. Not to be confused with television shows about outerborough stereotypes defaming a great state.

Bicycling: Long Beach Island — CLINCHED!

LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. — Keeping with bicycling theme of earlier this week, here’s a post about how I clinched Long Beach Island.

LBI-bike-ride

38.1946 miles
5054.99 calories burned

I suppose if I could have been specific and only ridden on the Boulevard, but with dedicated bike lanes in Beach Haven proper and easy riding along Beach and Atlantic avenues in Long Beach Township, it would have been unnecessarily pedantic.

This is the second longest ride I’ve done and frankly, because it was done on a barrier island several miles out to see, it was pretty easy. I barely felt it in my legs; I’m skeptical of the calories burned really being over 5000. That’s okay though and it’s just a reminder of why I’ve largely given up on documenting bike rides — I used to do it over on the tumblr. The satisfaction of doing it is enough. In this case though, I felt like noting it and also mentioning a helpful bike store on Long Beach Island.

I recommend A.J.’s in Beach Haven for your bike repair or rental needs. I had great service there and will use them again if I’m on LBI.

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Ground broken on interchanges to replace Garden State Parkway traffic signals

Garden State Parkway traffic signal
Garden State Parkway lights set for removal in Cape May CountyCourier-News (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
It will be about 60 years too late, but three intersections on the southern Garden State Parkway will finally have their traffic signals removed. From the Governor’s press release (PDF):

The project will replace the traffic signals at three at – grade intersections with full interchanges. Bridges will be built to carry the Parkway over Shell Bay Avenue (Interchange 9), Stone Harbor Boulevard (Interchange 10) and Crest Haven Road (Interchange 11). Ramps will provide continued full access between the Parkway and the local roads at all three interchanges. Drivers on the Garden State Parkway will no longer have to stop to let local traffic pass, and drivers on the local roads will no longer have to wait at a busy intersection to get to the other side of the Parkway.

The project is expected to cost $110 million and take about 2 years. It had been delayed until now in February 2012.

I was previously unaware that this stretch of road predates the Parkway; it was incorporated in during the original 1954 construction.

Also, note to NJ101.5, don’t steal my photos.

PREVIOUSLY: Traffic light removal on Garden State Parkway delayed – 02.22.2012

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