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NJ Parkway project will mean the loss of more Pinelands

The NJTA (New Jersey Turnpike Authority) which also runs the Garden State Parkway has shown little regard for the environment. In the past few years, they've clear cut Pine Barrens to widen the Garden State Parkway in Southern Ocean County and points south to Atlantic County, now they are at it again, and have plans to remove most of the trees along the parkway between exits 83 and 100 to widen lanes and shoulders due to what they call "safety concerns".



http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/photos-maps-of-parkway-plans-for-miles-83-to-100#photo-9344722



http://www.app.com/article/20120312/NJNEWS/303120056/Garden-State-Parkway-shoulder-project-hearing-held-Thursday-Brick



http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/public-hearing-on-parkway-projects-from-toms-river-to-wall







The State's Governor, Chris Christie, likes to brag about how he is trying to get spending under control, yet this project has cost the state millions, and cost the environment dearly. No plans for bike lanes or pedestrian paths have been proposed either, the NJTA is hell bent on discouraging more environmentally modes of transportation.



Contact the following officials to voice your displeasure.



Maynard Abuan, P.E., Project Engineer
Hearing Officer
New Jersey Turnpike Authority
P.O. Box 5042
Woodbridge, NJ
07095-0542



http://www.state.nj.us/turnpike/



http://www.state.nj.us/governor/



http://www.state.nj.us/pinelands/

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Added: Mar-17-2012 Occurred On: Mar-17-2012
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  • Anybody drive down thru this place. I dobt a 500 yard swath cut thru it would do squat to the enviroment. Fuck these stupid tree hugger libs. I think its worse sitting in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic spewing fumes into the woods for hours waiting to move a 100 feet.

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  • If you haven't figured it out yet...Gov Christie doesn't give a damn what anyone else thinks.This is why he will be a one term wonder just like Florio.Those in Trenton will spare no expense in widening the Parkway for the benefit of those snobby fucks from North Jersey,Long Island.All tree cutting in the Pines needs to be stopped immediately because they are already being destroyed by the pine beetle.

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  • Widen lanes? I bet they haven't heard of "Peak oil" and "Peak net exports". Most points to much less traffic within 20 years.

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    • @ingeborgsjon

      We've only just begun to tap into the oilsands. We have much more than 20 years worth of oil. Even if we start to get away from oil (I hope) there will be other methods to power vehicles. Less oil doesn't necessarily mean less traffic.

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  • When i was a kid every weekend we would head down 476 to 322 over commador barry bridge to 55 south to port elizabeth,tuckahoe,chattsworth/belleplane forrest N.J. for the best times of my life to ride and race hair scrammble and enduro until about 2005,then all of the property owners and state cops forbid using all of that pineland area for recreation use on off-road vehicles,then they turned one area into an o.r.v park which was totaly worthless and a joke,there is absolutely no use for that fo More..

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  • Maybe they'll find the Russian.

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  • Wasn't it once called the "Pine Barrens"?
    Been though there quite a few times. Stunted pine trees and a lot of scrubby sandy ground. I'm sure it has a certain ecological uniqueness and value, but let's not get crazy here.

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  • well now i know that theres a forest in new jersey

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  • Engineers screw up every day. NO COMMON SENSE. Then you have the politicians that got there pockets greased to further the project.

    Then take into consideration how much traffic there is in the off season compared to the summer on the parkway. There should have been an other solution. It is a very pretty part of the world down there. But then again it will just deliver more Tatoo and white trash to seaside and the other areas.

    Maybe that was the big plan.

    You forgot to mention the impact on t More..

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  • Only in NJ would Pinelands be called pretty.

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