Last night the Bridge Point 8 approval was "memorialized." It is a formality that triggers a 45 day window, within which we may file an appeal. We are building our legal response and you can rest assured that the people of the impacted communities are not standing by to allow this mammoth error in judgement to come to fruition. Please encourage others to sign this petition, and DONATE to the legal action fund. Currently the DEP and DOT are in review of the application for regulatory approvals. The DEP may have an answer in early December. We have not heard anything from the DOT. There are many potential deal breakers along the way, and this plan is so bad, it just may kill itself. We are working hard to ensure that it does. Please stay engaged if you don't want New Jersey to be known as the warehouse state. Every voice helps and every dollar engages more legal power. Please DONATE today! Keep checking https://stopthetrucks.info/ for updates.
To: The Governor, the Mercer County Planning Board and the West Windsor Twp Planning Board, on behalf of WW, Lawrenceville, Hamilton, Plainsboro and all towns that touch the Rte 1 corridor
STOP THE BRIDGE POINT 8 INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX BY QUAKER BRIDGE MALL!
Please SCRAP The Bridge Point 8 Industrial project. The traffic study was based on "zero scientific data" per Karl Pehnke, the engineer who has been collecting data on this tract for 17 years. This alone disqualifies the project from consideration. If his best-guess projections are accurate, it is further disqualified as none of the surrounding roads can absorb the dramatic 61.85% increase in traffic that Mr. Pehnke predicts for this industrial site, 5.5 times the size of the entire Quaker Bridge Mall lot, and built on and bordering flood-prone wetlands! The developer's stormwater calculations were based on ancient flood maps (1999-early 2000's), NOT current ones. I guess we'll have to take a boat to the mall on rainy days, since Rte1 is maxed out. Nobody wants 8 lanes of Quaker Bridge Rd, 6 lanes of Clarksville (plus 2 10' shoulders), and hundreds of big rigs, funneled through our communities and right by public schools. If we become an industrial region, home values will drop, you'll be too scared to ride bikes or let your child walk the dog. Quality of life diminished, you'll just want to leave. All towns that touch the Rte 1 corridor, and for miles around, will all absorb the impact of this thoughtless and destructive project. Leave the Garden in Garden State! SCRAP Bridge Point 8! Ask yourselves, how can we positively impact the climate crisis as opposed to exacerbating it? Then commit to maintaining quality of life in West Windsor, Mercer County and our neighboring towns along the Rte 1 corridor.
Why is this important?
All surrounding towns share common arteries to and from Rte 1. This project will negatively impact towns way beyond Mercer County. Rte 1 is overburdened and frequently funnels traffic through our streets to circumvent accidents which will become greater in number and severity if Mr. Pehnke's professional estimates are even half correct. Separate from flooding, due to the over-paving of our state, and the toxic emissions from ever-idling trucks, there are so many more reasons why this is a terrible idea, but the most impactful is taking the entire area, beyond Mercer, and putting it regularly at a stand still so commuting becomes more horrific, toxic & deadly than it already is, while quality of life further degrades. Implore the County and State to SCRAP the Bridge Point 8 project! There is plenty of vacant warehouse space in NJ. Why waste resources building more and paving over what's left of the Garden State? We can do great things with open space in the Garden State, with people who care about the planet and quality of life AND even ratables... Please get on board! Sign today and pass it on now - time is of the essence!