Voorhees has worked hard to make our community walkable and bikeable. There are 16.6 miles of bike paths in our Township. We have more miles of bike path than any other municipality in Camden County. The Voorhees Township Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway Committee promotes our bike paths and bike safety for the benefit of our community.
The Voorhees Township Committee applied for grants to fund the improvements and expansion of our roads, bike paths and sidewalks and we received three NJDOT Local Aid Grants for the fiscal year 2022:
- $295,000 for Laurel Oak Road Phase I (White Horse Road to the Flyers Skate Zone) road improvement.
- $320,000 for Haddonfield-Berlin Road bikeway Phase II improvements.
- $200,000 for Evesham Road pedestrian improvements Phase II to continue installing sidewalks along Evesham Road from Cooper to Kresson.
Existing bike paths in Voorhees include Centennial Blvd. from Old Egg Harbor Road to Evesham Road, Kresson Road from Centennial Blvd. to Route 73, Victor Blvd. from Cooper Road to Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Regency Drive to Dutchtown Road, Dutchtown Road through Lions Lake Park, Lucas Lane from Britton Place to White Horse Road, Laurel Oak Road from Haddonfield-Berlin Road connecting to Centennial Blvd. via the path in front of Eastern High School, Cooper Road from Centennial Blvd. to the Berlin Township border, Somerdale Road from Burnt Mill Road to Evesham Road and the entire length of Kirkwood/Gibbsboro Road.
Virtua has installed bike paths on its medical campus on Route 73 which connect to Dutchtown Road and Lions Lake Park.
More and more people are biking. Buses now have bike racks on the front and trains allow riders to bring bikes on board. The Voorhees Township Police Department has a bike patrol that tours the municipality when weather permits.
Voorhees is a member of the Cross County Connection, an organization working with the state to foster transportation alternatives. Visit their website at driveless.com to gain access to interactive bicycle maps throughout South Jersey. The web site will allow you to put in your starting and ending addresses and give you bike path information for your journey. It also provides information about existing and proposed bike paths in the area.
A map of the Township bike paths is available at Town Hall or on our website at voorheesnj.com under the Maps link.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Voorhees Township Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway Committee should call the Township at 856-428-5914. Many thanks to this Committee for helping make Voorhees a bicycle-friendly community.
*The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club is hosting the Annual Spring Egg Hunt on April 9, 2022