JOURNEYS INTO NEW JERSEY
Folks from out of state have often spoken about how confusing it can be to drive on our New Jersey roads. Most often, the complaint one hears most is that our state roads are commercial arteries and freeways in one. Highways like Routes 4, 17, 18 and 72 were built in another time for drivers of another era. Another curious phenomena is an I-95 that suddenly stops and sends drivers onto either I-295 or US 1 (The road which was planned to travel through Princeton was never built - The idea was abandoned in the face of local opposition). Haven't you ever felt a bit sorry for the unsuspecting out-of-stater without a clue about what happened to their straight shot from Florida to Maine?
If that were not enough, New Jersey has more than one name for a place that repeats itself but in very different parts of the state.
My hometown of River Edge was once called Riverside, but changed its name so as not to be confused with a community by the same name in Burlington County.