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The Aspire with 20% Affordable Housing:
One of New Brunswick’s newest additions is The Aspire, a 238 residential unit, 16-story complex with 20 percent designated as affordable housing. Located just one block from the NJ Transit Train Station, serving the northeast corridor, this building features two green roofs to provide stormwater detention, energy efficient PTAC units, and leading-edge environment design.
Bike Lanes and Sharrows:
New Brunswick is undertaking the development of bike lanes throughout the city. Bike lanes promote healthy living and add greater awareness to cyclist on the road. The lanes are a combination of shared lanes, also known as sharrows, and dedicated bike lanes. These lanes include a dedicated bike lane on Remsen Avenue and Suydam Street and sharrows in the 2nd, 5th and 6th ward.
Middlesex County is currently constructing a 2 mile bikeway path stretching from George Street on the College Avenue campus to Neilsen Street on the Douglass Campus.
You can learn more about bike lanes and sharrows by clicking here.
New Brunswick has installed ten (10) new bicycle corrals throughout the city. Bicycle corrals are installed in the curbside lane of the street instead of on the sidewalk and can accommodate many more bicycles than a typical sidewalk rack. They are especially useful in areas with narrow sidewalks and/or areas high pedestrian population, where it would be obstructive to install a sidewalk rack.
As part of a pedestrian safety initiative, the City completed the installation of flashing crosswalks on several intersections throughout the City. New Brunswick has installed flashing crosswalks at seven (7) locations throughout town, including: Joyce Kilmer Avenue near Roosevelt School; Joyce Kilmer Park and the New Brunswick Teen Center; Commercial Avenue near Robeson School; Van Dyke Avenue near McKinley School; Throop Ave and Suydam St; and the high school.
Synthetic Turf Field at Memorial Stadium:
Memorial Stadium, a city park and home to several scholastic and recreational sports teams, now has a new artificial turf field surface! The installation of a synthetic turf field allows the field to be used more frequently, thereby allowing more community athletic teams access to a field. The turf field at Memorial Stadium also allows practices and events for local community sports teams to be relocated from neighborhood parks, thereby making the neighborhood parks more available for non-organized park use.
Renovations are being made to Recreation Park, located in the 2nd ward near the Rutgers Cook-Douglas Campus. These improvements include a large multi-purpose field, junior soccer field, skate park, basketball court, fitness course, and more! The redesign of the park has been a community-based partnership between the City and the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick. Construction has already begun and the project will be open in 2016!