The Project

The Township is working with NJDOT and its consultant, NV5 with a sub consultant Stokes Creative Group, on a Township-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan will focus on the mainland portion of the Township.

Project Goals

The Township aims to refine its vision for bicycle and pedestrian travel throughout Toms River and prioritize safety enhancements needed to achieve the vision. The plan will:

Develop and build consensus for a Community Vision for bicycling and walking in Toms River

Evaluate the Township’s bicycle and pedestrian network identifying needs and opportunities

Identify a Priority Bicycle and Pedestrian Network, including both on- and off-road opportunities

Develop typical improvement Concepts, focused on major linkages to the town center and developing River Walk Trail


The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will:

Identify ways to improve the health & wellness of its residents.

Develop concepts emphasizing connections between key destinations

Address Complete Streets & Safe Routes to School Policies and Programs

Serve as a tool for the township to use when applying for funding.

Identify strategies to create, enhance, or expand bike & pedestrian facilities in the township.

Create a community vision for Toms River Township’s bike & pedestrian network into the future.

Encourage efficient and safe bicycle & pedestrian travel for community members of all ages and abilities.


Project Team

Steering Committee

Name Organization Title
Alizar Zorojew Business Improvement District Executive Director
Bill Riviere NJDOT, Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Project Manager
Cassie Shugart Ocean County Dept. of Planning Planner Trainee
Dave Roberts Toms River Township Township Planner
Erika Stahl Toms River Township Assistant Township Planner
Jared Tate Parks & Recreation Director
Jerry Foster Greater Mercer TMA
Laurie Huryk Council Member Ward 3
John Ernst Ocean County Dept. Of Engineering
Mark Jehnke Ocean County Engineering Dept. Assistant County Engineer
Maurice Hill Toms River Township Council
Robert Chankalian Toms River Township Township Engineer
Steve Schwartz Police Department Public Safety Officer
Victoria Pecchioli Ocean County Dept. of Planning Principal Planner
Wendy Birkhead Toms River Township Assistant Township Engineer
David Ciccozzi Planning Board Chairman
Donald Guardian Toms River Township Administrator
George Wittmann Council Member Council Vice Chairman
Greg Trout Bicycle / Pedestrian Advocacy Groups Beachwood Bicycles
Kevin Esposito Fire Department Fire Chief
Louis Amoruso Public Works Department Director
Marc Natanagara Board of Education Asst. Superintendant
Thomas F. Kelaher Toms River Township Mayor

Project Timeline

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