The Jersey City Council approved a resolution for a $100,000 state funded feasibility study of the Bergen Arches, specifically how to address transit and green space need, at last week’s meeting.
Bergen Arches is the common name for the Erie Railroad’s mile-long, under-utilized railroad trench that once served four passenger rails in Jersey City, NJ.
The Bergen Arches Preservation Coalition (BAPC) aims to create legal access to the Arches by establishing a shared use nature path as a main portion of the East Coast Greenway—a national trail that runs from Maine to Florida. The main mission of BAPC is to educate the community on the benefits of preserving the existing ecology and historical structure of the site, and the potential of an infrastructure re-use project.
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Size||700 acres, 1 mile|
|Project Leader||Rahid Cornejo|
Latest News / Bergen Arches
Metropolis catches up with the High Line Network, a consortium of North American reuse projects that has been sharing notes and best practices through the pandemic.
A group that has long promoted for a plan to convert an abandoned rail line into a shared-use nature trail just gained membership into a notable non-profit that could significantly boost their profile as they advocate for the infrastructure’s revitalization.