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Complete Streets in Action

Here you’ll find examples of Complete Streets in action throughout New Jersey, showing the infrastructure changes that have been been made to help improve safety on our streets.

Fairmount Complete Streets Studio Renderings

Conceptual renderings are also useful to envision what a community could look like with Complete Streets.¬†These photo simulations below were completed by the Fairmount Complete Streets Studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in Spring 2013. These renderings of the Fairmount neighborhood in Newark were part of the course’s final product, which was submitted to the Urban League of Essex County.


Existing Conditions on South Orange Avenue in Newark, NJ
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Bike lanes, street trees, and a reconstructed sidewalk would help to complete South Orange Avenue
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Another section of South Orange Avenue currently lacks facilities for bicyclists and features an uneven sidewalk
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Bicycle lanes, a pedestrian refuge, and reconstructed sidewalks would help enhance this portion of South Orange Avenue for all road users
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Broken sidewalks and wide streets make this portion of South Orange Avenue unfriendly to pedestrians
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Fixing the sidewalk, adding bicycle lanes, and implementing traffic calming measures would improve this segment of South Orange Avenue
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Complete Streets Projects in New Jersey

The best way to imagine what your community could look like with Complete Streets is to see examples! Below are before and after photos of Complete Streets projects that have been implemented throughout New Jersey.


Before: A long pedestrian crossing on Nassau Street/Route 27 in Princeton contributed to conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles at the intersection.

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Photo Credit: Parsons Brinckerhoff

After: Traffic calming measures, a repainted crosswalk, and a pedestrian refuge help to complete Nassau Street/Route 27.

Photo Credit: Parsons Brinckerhoff


Before: A lack of pedestrian accommodations make it difficult to cross four-lane Route 30 in Atlantic City.

Photo Credit: NJDOT

After: A pedestrian traffic signal with countdown timers, texture pavement, and a median refuse island made Route 30 much more pedestrian-friendly;

Photo Credit: NJDOT


Before: County Road 518 near Hopewell, NJ catered solely to automobiles.

Photo Credit: NJDOT

After: The new design of County Road 518 includes a bicycle lane and stormwater management elements.

Photo Credit: Parsons Brinckerhoff