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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!


  • 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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