As a reminder, Cross County Connection staff is continuing to work remotely during the COVID-19 shutdown. If you need assistance, you can contact us via voicemail at (856)-596-8228 or email at  ccctma@driveless.com

We have created information guides to keep the traveling public up to date 
on the status of transportation services and bike shops in the region. 
Please visit Cross County Connection’s  Transit Guide  and Bike Shop Guide
Information in these guides is subject to change as events progress.  
Cross County Connection Releases  South Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Guide  
Cross County Connection is pleased to announce the release of its latest report – the  South Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Guide.  The guide is a resource for municipalities and counties in South Jersey that are seeking funding to construct bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects. The guide provides information on state, federal and private grants that fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements. It also includes strategies and best practices municipalities and counties can use to prepare effective grant applications.  
A link to the guide can be found  here .  

DVRPC Launches Greater Philadelphia
Bike Match Program  

DVRPC has partnered with the Bike Match Network to create the  Greater Philadelphia Bike Match  program. The  Bike Match Network  is a national initiative consisting of bike shops and advocacy organizations connecting essential workers with donated bikes in ready-to-ride condition. DVRPC hopes to assist essential workers and those caring for others in the opportunity to bike to their places of work and other activities.   
PBIC Highlights Walking and Biking Actions to Encourage Social Distancing  
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has released a  new dataset  that tracks community actions to adapt public space in response to COVID-19.  The dataset , hosted by PBIC, is open access and community members are encouraged to share information about efforts in their region to rebalance streets for walking and biking to promote social distancing. PBIC has several other resources to share ideas on how communities are adapting space for social distancing. You can find them  here .  
National Highway Institute Bicycle Facility Design Training Course  
The National Highway Institute released a free, web-based Bicycle Facility Design training course. The course is now available for anyone seeking to learn more about planning and designing bicycle facilities. It covers principles of bicyclist safety, comfort and connectivity, selection of bikeway type and associated design considerations and national planning and design resources.  
The NHI course is available  here .  

As a reminder, Cross County Connection staff is also on hand to assist you with questions related to bicycle facility design and planning.  

Ronda R. Urkowitz P.P., AICP
Executive Director
(856) 596-8228

Patrick C. Farley, AICP, PP
Program Director
(856) 596-8228 

Cross County Connection's Mission: To improve the quality of
life in southern New Jersey through transportation solutions.
About Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization, partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ TRANSIT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member organizations and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide solutions to complex transportation problems for counties, municipalities and employers in the southern New Jersey region encompassing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. 
This Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no liability for the contents.