Good News for Bicyclists

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An $860,000 revamped Boardwalk entrance connecting the boards to the Wildwood Crest bike path is slated hopefully to open by the 2012 tourist season.

The connection is a joint project between Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and the Boardwalk Special Improvement District. Wildwood Crest received $200,000 in Urban Enterprise funding for its share, and Wildwood is awaiting approval for a funding request through the Department of Community Affairs’ small-cities program. Wildwood applied for $400,000, and already has set aside $290,000 from the New Jersey D.O.T.

The new ramp is expected to have a more gradual slope than the current ramp.