This discussion paper, produced in 2002, focuses on issues regarding the accommodation of pedestrians throughout the state. It is presented in two sections: Section 1 provides a review of NJDOT guidelines, policies and other national and international guidelines relative to accommodating pedestrians based on road function, traffic volumes and speeds. This includes a review of the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS). Section 2 presents recommendations to the New Jersey Pedestrian Guideline, New Jersey Roadway Design Manual (NJ RDM), Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS) and also the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) regarding the critical elements of an effective walking environment.
To read only the highlights of the report, download the research brief below.