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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 2014!DOT, Complete Streets, New Jersey, Fun Facts


  • According to the National Complete Streets Coalition, as of July 2014, New Jersey ranked 1st nationally in terms of policy adoption with 104 municipal and 7 county policies in addition to NJDOT’s award-winning internal policy.
  • The number of Complete Streets policies adopted in New Jersey has steadily increased every year. So far in 2014, 14 policies have been adopted!
  • 28 policies were adopted in 2013.
  • 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.
  • 3,015,761 New Jersey residents (34.30% 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 and Bergen Counties have the most municipalities with Complete Streets policies (12 municipalities each).
  • Middlesex County is the largest county with a Complete Streets policy.
  • Mercer County is the smallest 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.
  • Seven Complete Streets policies were adopted in September 2012, the most in any single month!

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