MOUNT HOLLY Fifteen years ago, Burlington County freeholders adopted a Route 130 corridor plan, a strategy for developing the area along the Delaware River traversed by busy Route 130.
Now, the freeholders have authorized a survey "to assess the progress of the original plan; update its goals, and . . . plan for the future of the river route region," according to a county news release.
Residents are asked to take the survey on the county website, which is available at www.inquirer.com/route. The seven questions address pedestrian safety, availability of public transit, and the economic health of the area, among other issues.
The region comprises 12 contiguous communities: Palmyra, Riverton, Cinnaminson, Delran, Riverside, Delanco, Beverly, Edgewater Park, Willingboro, Burlington City, Burlington Township, and Florence.
In 1995, the freeholder board established a committee to begin planning for land use, housing, economic development, historic preservation, open space, and transportation projects in the river route area.
In addition to creating incentives to attract more businesses to Route 130, the plan called for establishing the NJ Transit River Line, the rail link that now connects the river communities between Camden and Trenton.
- Jan Hefler