Support continues to grow for rails with trails as the Morris Area Freewheelers, a northern New Jersey bike club, has signed on to support the VBF’s Rails With Trails resolution and efforts to require inclusion of bike and pedestrian facilities in government-funded rail enhancement projects.
With the addition of the Morris Area Freewheelers, there are now 34 national, statewide and local organizations supporting the RWT effort.
“We recognize the physical health, mental health, energy savings, and global warming implications of increasing the national bike-friendly infrastructure,” said said Jay Marowitz, President of the club. “We feel that rails plus trails is a key component of this infrastructure and support this great project.”
Morris Area Freewheelers has over 650 members ranging in age from 18 to 84. Most members reside in Morris, Sussex, Hunterdon, Essex, Somerset, Warren, Union, and Passaic in northern New Jersey.