Archives for Uncategorized

Letter of Support for the Park Line

May 2, 2017 Dear Council Members, I’m writing to urge that you support the Parkline Project in every way possible because it addresses a huge barrier to our being ONE SUMMIT – terrible pedestrian and bike access between east Summit and downtown/central Summit. Currently we must walk or bike Springfield, Broad, Morris. That’s it. Pick your poison. I moved back to Summit with my young family in 1988. As I’ve worked with youth and other volunteer activities, I’ve had reason to move around the City a lot. I’ve always biked if I can because Summit is so compact; you can
Read More

Categories: Uncategorized.

Eagle Scouts Create The Summit Park Line Path

Eagle Scout candidate Henry Lord, with the help of other scouts and scout leaders create the phase one path of the Summit Park Line Saturday, April 22nd by spreading gravel over the path to maintain it and prevent overgrowth. Scout masters Keith Halper and Terry Dwyer, Frank Friedel and other volunteers pitched-in, for the community effort. Phase one of the Park Line will make a linear park connection between Broad Street and Morris Ave with a view of the NYC skyline in the distance.
Read More

Categories: Uncategorized.

David Burwell, who saw bike paths where trains once ran, passes away at 69

  David Burwell, the co-founder and first president of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a Washington-based organization that has led nationwide efforts to convert thousands of miles of unused railroad corridors to trails and parklands, died Feb. 1 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 69. He had complications from acute myeloid leukemia, said his wife, Irene Burwell. Inspired in part by his mother, who helped create an 11-mile bike trail on Cape Cod, Mass., Mr. Burwell was instrumental in building a national movement to preserve green space and to provide options for alternative modes of transportation. As thousands of miles
Read More

Categories: Uncategorized.