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Route 130 Still One of State's Deadliest Roads

Another year, another report showing the Burlington County highway is one of New Jersey's most dangerous roadways.

Once again, Route 130 in Burlington County has been named one of the state's deadliest roads for pedestrians.

According to a report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, nine people were killed on 130 from 2009-2011, . 

Reed's death was one of two fatalities along Route 130 in 2011. Three pedestrians were killed on the highway in 2009 and four in 2010, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization that focuses on transportation. 

Route 130's nine fatalities tie it with US‐322/40 (Blackhorse Pike, Albany Avenue) in Atlantic County and Route 1 in Middlesex County for the dubious distinction of being the state's most dangerous roadway. Route 130 has been consistently ranked as one of New Jersey's deadliest roads.

A total of 17 pedestrians were killed on Burlington County roads from 2009-2011, including two fatalities on Route 38. Three pedestrians were also killed in separate accidents in Delran (on Route 130) and Moorestown (near South Lenola Road and Camden Avenue). 

Analysis from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign is based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. 

To view the Tri-State Transportation Campaign's full report on the region's deadliest roads, click on the attached PDF. 

John February 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Oh boy, and lets put more stuff on 130 so more accidents can happen.....We have more than enough stuff on 130 now but our townships want more ratables, great...enjoy the situation its sad...
Ric February 27, 2013 at 01:40 PM
I am so glad that our town council is trying to make Rt. 130 safer for pedestrians. Kudos to them for last year getting Ken Gertie to put in sidewalks at his property on Rt.130 – although it might be some year in the future. As reported in Patch on April 26, 2012: “And yes, he will be installing sidewalks.” http://cinnaminson.patch.com/articles/another-eyesore-will-get-a-makeover
Ric February 27, 2013 at 01:47 PM
PS: Obviously our town council follows Patch. So why no comment from them on when Ken Gertie's long ago promised sidewalk will be installed? I just hope no one’s child or parent gets killed before that sidewalk is installed.
John February 27, 2013 at 04:43 PM
@Ric, yes they probably do read the patch and laugh, what happened to the gas station on 130 and willow, its supposed to be gone now too with Barone's but we still have the blacktop and foundation on it....not enough kickbacks I guess....Why is it that in every article the people are saying we need schools....STOP comparing ours to other schools....How much is there taxes and whats the percentage of the tax base for them....ours is 61% of our rates....lets get real ok, this is not a money pit....
Community Service, Job 1 February 27, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Most (about 99%) of the RT 130 Ped, accidents are a result of people jumping the barrier or crossing on the red. Can't fix stupid...
Jenn February 27, 2013 at 06:43 PM
The problem isn't Rt. 130. Its these people that bus in from Camden to shop at Walmart and the other dollars stores that wear these black clothing with their pants falling down to their ankles and walking across Rt. 130 with the attitude that everyone should just stop and let them cross because they are "cool." Problem is that the cars can't see them and they get run over. Not to mention that they cross on the red and jump the barriers. Like CSJ1 said, you can't fix stupid. Just go to the shopping centers. These people don't move for anything when they are crossing in front of you. They take their sweet ole time crossing as they have nothing better to do.
Joe Galbraith February 27, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Perhaps the answer lies in the bigger question: Why does most economic development of the 130 corridor through Cinnaminson have to be of the type that attracts a negative element? We have great schools and neighborhoods with great people living in them. Our lack of initiative in attracting the kind of retail that will provide needed tax revenue while at the same time promote a positive image for our town seems, to me anyway, to be the issue. Between Riverton Road and New Albany Road along 130 we have abandoned retail, gas stations and that mess known as Wal-Mart, along with the Gut Buster Asian Food disaster and the nightmare motel across from the cemetery. Further south we have the "hotel" right next to over 55 condos (smart piece of zoning there). The police log posted here is full of incidents of individuals trying to steal alcohol from the Shop-Rite. Given their current track record of development I wouldn't trust the township to do anything positive with that parcel should they buy it (thereby removing from the tax roles). Of course they could still approve something unsavory even if it was sold to a developer in a private sale. If we as a town, keep our expectations low, we will hit the target every time.
Barb Rivera February 27, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Those who attended Monday nights meeting received the response that Cinnaminson doesn't have a high enough population to encourage high end stores to open a business here. Those stores choose Evesham & Cherry Hill neighborhoods. The township is very pleased with the Rte 130 corridor comparing it to the late 90's early 2000 years.
Ric February 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Ken Gertie is a CPA with a distinguished reputation in our community. I am certain he will install a sidewalk because he promised to install a sidewalk at that meeting in order to get the approvals he needed. If he were to renege on installing the promised sidewalk, he would destroy his credibility to keep a promise to the town council. Why would anyone trust him?
william February 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Ric it sounds personal, why not just explain your agenda with Ken and sidewalks?
Ric February 27, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Hi William, welcome to Patch. I see this is the first time you said anything here under this name: William. I am curious why you picked me first for your new name? Anyhow, my agenda is what I have said: that we need sidewalks along Rt. 130 including the sidewalks that Mr. Gertie promised to install. For the record, I have never talked to Ken or had dealings with him in any way. Mr. Gertie has a stellar reputation and I am sure he will install the sidewalks. Now what is your agenda and why did you use a new name?
AnoninCinna February 28, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Ric has a long-standing fixation on Mr. Gertie, it would appear. He has harped on this issue for months. If I were Mr. Gertie, I would be concerned about Ric. He seems obsessed.
AnoninCinna February 28, 2013 at 01:42 AM
Joe Galbraith - you hit the nail on the head! Very well said, and 100% true!
lesanda February 28, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Mr. Galbraith you have painted a very sordid picture of the Rte 130 corridor thru Cinnaminson. Unfortunately it is true. There is a lack of communication between the zoning board and the planning board that permits an a lopsided mix of retail establishments in the community. Since when does the population count determine whether an "upscale establishment" locates in an area. It is the income level that determines it. We are next door to the area that houses the poor and low income people of Pennsauken. That area does not have a Walmart or a Shoprite, so naturally they have Cinnaminson a haven. Side walks along Rte 130 is a joke. Would you want anyone in your family using the sidewalks while traffic is whizzing by at 50-60 mph. The spending of 21 million dollars in 2008 to eliminate that dangerous intersection at Cinnaminson and Rte 130 did nothing than give the Shoppes of Cinnaminson easier access. Reduce traffic thru Cinnaminson to 35 MPH, if you can get the State to go along with it.
John February 28, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Good luck with getting the state to do that, 35 MPH on 130, people do 70 now....try the back roads from Moorestown its 40 at places and than goes to 25 in Cinnaminson Thats good traffic control....
Phil Achio 17 March 03, 2013 at 04:39 PM
I feel that if we raised the speed limit to 80 on rt. 130 it would solve alot of problems. The issue is the elderly drive 24 MPH in the left lane, causing us professional young drivers to swerve out of the way and ram innocent bistanders.
Gertrude Gafsmere March 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Completely agree phil. If the speed limit was 80 MPH on rt. 130 it would solve all problems.

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