Occupy Wall Street Walking to Washington DC via New Jersey

by Alice Magdziak • November 9, 2011 • EventsComments (0)1498

The protestors in Zuccotti Park have decided to march to Washington in order to protest the November 23rd meeting of a supercommittee who are deciding whether they will keep the Bush tax cuts in place for the super-wealthy.  Since it’s nearly impossible to make the trip from NYC to DC without crossing our fair state, the Garden State will be hosting the walkers for three days beginning today.  They took the ferry to Jersey City this afternoon and are currently on their way to Elizabeth for the night.  Tomorrow they walk to New Brunswick, Friday they will join with Occupy Trenton and on Saturday they leave us as they make their way through Philly, Baltimore and on to Washington DC.

Their website says they plan on marching “on average 20 miles a day from 9am to 5pm (banker hours) and hold nightly GA’s and/or discussions at 7pm in each town where [they] camp.” Read more about their mission here.

If you’re able to get out there and march with them or even just urge them on, their official route on the NJ days is:

1. Head northwest on Liberty St toward Trinity – 180 ft

2. Turn right onto Trinity Pl – 285 ft

3. Continue onto Church St – 0.1 mi

4. Turn left onto Vesey St, Take the stairs – 0.4 mi

5. Turn left onto North End Ave – 56 ft

6. Turn right – 433 ft

7. Take the New York Waterway/Hudson River Ferry to Grand Street – 1.5 mi

8. Continue straight onto Henderson St/Luis Munoz Marin Blvd – 49 ft

9. Continue onto Marin Blvd -0.3 mi

10. Turn left onto Grand St -1.4 mi

11. Turn right onto Communipaw Ave/County Rd 612 -1.2 mi

12. Slight left to stay on Communipaw Ave/County Rd 612 -472 ft

13. Continue onto US-9 Truck N/US-1 Truck N -1.9 mi

14. Continue onto Raymond Blvd -0.2 mi

15. Continue onto Ferry St -1.5 mi

16. Turn right to stay on Ferry St -0.1 mi

17. Turn left onto Van Buren St -0.2 mi

18. Turn right onto Elm St -0.6 mi

19. Turn left onto NJ-21 S -0.6 mi

20. Turn right onto Parkhurst St -0.2 mi

21. Slight left onto Sherman Ave -0.1 mi

22. Slight left onto Frelinghuysen Ave -2.6 mi

23. Continue onto Newark Ave -1.0 mi

24. Continue onto N Broad St -0.7 mi

25. Turn left onto E Jersey St -0.2 mi

Total for the day: 15.4 mi – about 4 hours 35 mins

 

Elizabeth, NJ

26. Head northwest on E Jersey St toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd – 52 ft

27. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd -0.1 mi

28. Turn right onto Elizabeth Ave -0.2 mi

29. Continue onto Rahway Ave -0.5 mi

30. Turn left onto Dehart Pl -400 ft

31. Dehart Pl turns right and becomes Fay Ave -0.7 mi

32. Continue onto E Elizabeth Ave/State Route 514 -3.8 mi

33. Turn left onto Irving St -0.1 mi

34. Turn right onto Broad St – 0.4 mi

35. Turn right onto W Hazelwood Ave -459 ft

36. Turn left onto Jaques Ave – 0.6 mi

37. Turn left onto St Georges Ave -0.2 mi

38. Slight right onto NJ-27/Lincoln Ave – 5.4 mi

39. Continue onto County Rd 531 N/Middlesex Ave – 0.6 mi

40. Turn left onto Bridge St -0.1 mi

41. Turn right onto NJ-27 S/Middlesex Ave -4.2 mi

42. Slight left onto Raritan Ave -0.2 mi

43. Continue onto Albany St -0.2 mi

44. Turn left onto County Route 527 S -0.2 mi

45. Turn right onto Livingston Ave -0.7 mi

46. Turn right onto Delavan St -72 ft

Total for the day: 18.4 mi – about 6 hours 6 mins

 

New Brunswick, NJ

47. Head southeast on Delavan St toward Livingston Ave -72 ft

48. Turn right onto Livingston Ave -1.9 mi

49. Turn right onto Co Rd 680/How Ln -0.3 mi

50. Turn left onto Jersey Ave -1.3 mi

51. Turn right onto Orchard St -210 ft

52. Turn left onto Arlington Ave -0.2 mi

53. Turn right onto Co Rd 608/Cozzens Ln -0.3 mi

54. Turn left onto Hartland Commons -1.2 mi

55. Turn left onto Aaron Rd – 0.1 mi

56. Turn right onto US-1 S -8.9 mi

57. Take the pedestrian overpass -6.5 mi

58. Turn left onto Bakers Basin Rd -0.2 mi

59. Turn right onto Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail -2.2 mi

60. Turn right toward Whitehead Rd -187 ft

61. Turn left onto Whitehead Rd -0.9 mi

62. Continue onto E State St -1.3 mi

63. Turn left onto Chambers St -0.5 mi

Total for the day: 25.8 mi – about 8 hours 27 mins

 

Trenton, NJ

64. Head west on Hamilton Ave toward Franklin St -0.9 mi

65. Turn right onto S Broad St -190 ft

66. Turn left onto Ferry St -0.2 mi

67. Slight right onto Bridge St -276 ft

68. Turn right to stay on Bridge St -272 ft

69. Turn left to stay on Bridge St -246 ft

70. Keep right at the fork – 1.4 mi

Entering Pennsylvania

71. Slight right onto PA-32 S/W Bridge St -0.5 mi

72. Continue onto US-1 BUS S -0.5 mi

73. Slight left onto US-1 BUS -0.5 mi

74. Turn left to stay on US-1 BUS -1.0 mi

75. Turn left onto Arleans Ave -0.3 mi

76. Turn right onto Trenton Rd -5.3 mi

77. Continue onto PA-513 S/Hulmeville Rd -5.3 mi

78. Turn right onto Bristol Pike -0.1 mi

79. Slight left onto US-13 N/Bristol Pike -0.6 mi

80. Turn right onto Ellwood Ave -0.1 mi

Total for the day: 17.0 mi – about 5 hours 37 mins

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