Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition advocates for equity in access on all thoroughfares throughout Asbury Park. The Boardwalk is one of these thoroughfares. Did you know…?
If you’ve been to the boardwalk North of 6th Ave this past week you may have been wondering what’s going on. There’s heavy equipment and NO BOARDWALK. Work has begun on this latest phase of the Waterfront Redevelopment Plan which includes narrowing of the boardwalk north of 6th Ave to a 15 ft pathway, a membership beachclub, townhouses, and impervious paving.
Many people were caught off guard when work abruptly began last week with little, if any, communication to residents. A 2002 plan had agreed upon at that time, but conditions have changed since then. Residents want and deserve to be informed and be offered participation in any ongoing development. APCSC is NOT opposed to redevelopment, but we believe it must be transparent, be responsibly designed with respect for the environment, particularly on the oceanfront, and it must provide equal access to everyone.
If you are an interested resident, a supporter of equity in access in AP, and if you want to ensure that any development will protect our natural environment, here’s how you can help: