Grant to West Windsor to help build bicycle path

By: Gwen Runkle
   WEST WINDSOR —The township will soon be getting $200,000 in federal funding to help pay for the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path linking residents on Rabbit Hill Road with Community Park.
   The township will also be contributing $100,000 for the half-mile path, said Sam Surtees, township land use director.
   "Right now residents on Rabbit Hill Road have no access to the park because of Big Bear Brook," he said. "This will link them up."
   Construction of the bike path and a pedestrian bridge over Big Bear Brook is expected to start next year, after designs and plans are developed this year, Mr. Surtees said.
   "Right now there aren’t any specifics, but we are trying to work with PSE&G to see if the path can be located in the company’s right-of-way," he added.
   The federal funding originated from the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives through the efforts of Rep. Rush Holt (D-12). He presented Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh with a facsimile check for the $200,000 in a ceremony at Community Park on Saturday.