Middlesex County launches app

August 25, 2017 by  

Residents in Edison, Metuchen, and Woodbridge will have an easier time using The Greenway pathway that connects neighborhoods in the communities, thanks to a new app that has been launched by Middlesex County. The Greenway App is an interactive map to the path, which will make it simpler for people to use the path and the park, and also to access local businesses.

The app allows users to locate restaurants, stores, bus stops, and other locations from any mobile device. It also provides access to the news, the latest weather, and updates about the Greenway proper.

The County’s Infrastructure Management Committee’s chair, Charles Kenny, notes that people often use the Greenway for exercise and fun without ever noticing that shops and restaurants are just off the path and easy to reach.

Ronald G. Rios, the Middlesex County Freeholder Director, says that investing in walkways, bike paths, and alternative transportation methods like the Greenway gives residents more opportunities for recreation, as well as additional ways to stay healthy.

The Middlesex Greenway is 3.5 miles long, and is part of the former Lehigh Valley rail corridor. Converting it has created a pleasant trail as well as preserving part of the history of the railroad in the area.

In order to alert residents to the new app, county officials could consider working with a poster printing company to create a sign about the app to post on the Greenway.