Barnegat Committeeman Issues ‘Stop, Push, Go’ Reminder

By ERIC ENGLUND | Jun 12, 2019

Barnegat — As the summer season grows, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be increasing along Barnegat Boulevard North in Barnegat Township, especially by the Rail Trail intersection. At the June 6 township committee meeting, Commiteeman Albert Bille said he had received numerous complaints from motorists who said bicyclists and walkers are not taking the proper precautions.

“A system is in place so that drivers are made aware of pedestrians attempting to cross,” he said. “There are warning signs for drivers in both directions, but walkers and bicyclists must hit the button to activate the system. If they don’t, we’re going to have an issue there because people are driving 45 to 50 miles per hour.”

He said when activated, flashing lights will warn motorists of people crossing.

“Let’s enjoy a safe summer,” said Bille. “Cars must stop when the lights are flashing, and bikers and walkers need to stop, push and go.” E.E.

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