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NJ Complete Streets Fun Facts

New Jersey is a national leader in the campaign to complete the streets. Check out this list of fun facts to see what communities throughout the state have already accomplished. Updated July 2015!DOT, Complete Streets, New Jersey, Fun Facts

 

  • According to the National Complete Streets Coalition, as of July 2015, New Jersey ranked 1st nationally in terms of policy adoption with 118 municipal and 7 county policies in addition to NJDOT’s award-winning internal policy.
  • 29 policies were adopted in 2013, and an additional 22 policies in 2014, and so far 3 in 2015.
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation was among the first state DOTs to adopt an internal Complete Streets policy.
  • In 2010, the National Complete Streets Coalition ranked NJDOT’s Complete Streets policy #1 out of over 210 state, regional, county, and municipal policies.
  • 3,282,698 New Jersey residents (37.34% of the state’s population) live in municipalities with a Complete Streets policy.
  • 4,239,909 New Jersey residents (48.23% of the state’s population) live in counties with a Complete Streets policy.
  • New Jersey’s two largest cities, Newark and Jersey City, have both adopted Complete Streets policies.
  • Harvey Cedars is the smallest municipality in the state  with a Complete Streets policy (population 337).
  • Essex County and Bergen County each have 13 municipalities with Complete Streets policies.
  • Every municipality in Mercer County has a Complete Streets policy!
  • Middlesex County is the largest county with a Complete Streets policy.
  • Although 42 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) nationwide have adopted Complete Streets policies, none of New Jersey’s three MPO’s has adopted a policy…yet.