NV5 - East Coast Greenway

East Coast Greenway Northeastern New Jersey Route Location Study

NV5 conducted a route location study for a 5-county shared use path and trail proposed as the northern New Jersey route of the East Coast Greenway. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) initiated this project to provide technical assistance to the NJ Committee of the East Coast Greenway Alliance.

The proposed route was selected based on criteria provided by the East Coast Greenway Alliance, as well as field research, a review of existing and proposed trail projects, county-level stakeholder meetings, and public outreach through the NJ Committee of the East Coast Greenway.

Key elements of the criteria for choosing a preferred route through New Jersey included the following: the Greenway will be off-road as much as possible, with on-road connections appropriate for bicyclists and walkers; the Greenway will “piggy back” along existing and proposed trails; the Greenway will provide access to the centers of cities and link with key transportation nodes; and the Greenway will provide a varied experience of New Jersey’s landscapes, with the potential for connections to area attractions.


Middlesex, Somerset, Union, Essex, & Hudson Counties, NJ


New Jersey Department of Transportation & East Coast Greenway Alliance