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NJDOT Announces Release of Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide

NJDOT Announces Release of Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide

On July 30, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the Complete & Green Streets for All: Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide, the latest in a series of guides to encourage municipalities and counties to adopt and implement Complete Streets policies.

This new guide is the fourth in a series of Complete Streets guides published by NJDOT’s Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs:

Trenton Wellness Loop, NJ

Trenton Wellness Loop, NJ

  • Making Complete Streets a Reality: A Guide to Policy Development (2011)
  • A Guide to Creating a Complete Streets Implementation Plan (2012)
  • New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide (2017)
  • Complete & Green Streets for All: Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide (2019)

You can find the four guides on our Complete Streets Resources Page.

The Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide was developed as a one-stop resource for New Jersey municipalities, counties, agencies, organizations, and advocates with an interest in implementing Complete Streets in their communities.

It is a Complete Streets do-it-yourself guide that includes a ready-to-adopt resolution of support, a state-of-the-practice model policy, and implementation checklists to ensure that every transportation project achieves Complete Streets objectives.

The model Complete Streets policy incorporates the latest best practices recommended by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and Sustainable Jersey, incorporating equity, health, green streets and sustainability standards with Complete Streets policies.

A Curb Bump Out in Milltown, NJ

A Curb Bump Out in Milltown, NJ

The model policy describes in detail how the policy will be implemented and institutes a Complete Streets process for transportation investment. The process includes a set of four comprehensive model Complete Streets checklists – Concept Development, Preliminary Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance – that will help planners and engineers to ensure that Complete Streets are considered throughout the project development process.

NJDOT is committed to empowering communities to create travel networks that serve all modes – driving, walking, biking, or using transit. This guide will help further the implementation of Complete streets in New Jersey to accomplish this goal. The new guide was developed through the collaboration of both public and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing Complete Streets throughout New Jersey.

View the new Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide at the NJDOT website.

Visit our Complete Streets Policy Compilation to find out if your community has a Complete Streets policy, and to learn more about Complete Streets in New Jersey.

Also, check out exciting case studies showing how New Jersey municipalities have implemented Complete Streets in their communities.