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Apply for the 2022 Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Apply for the 2022 Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Through North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, Sustainable Jersey is collaborating with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University to offer free technical assistance services to municipalities for a specific project related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. The program is made possible through NJTPA’s federal funding from the U.S. Department…read more →

The 2021 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit – Celebrating a decade of Complete Streets in New Jersey!

The 2021 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit – Celebrating a decade of Complete Streets in New Jersey!

Held on October 22, 2021, the 6th biennial New Jersey Complete Streets Summit welcomed over 340 engineers, planners, health professionals, advocates, youth organizers, elected officials, and many more. The Summit, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), celebrated 10+ years of Complete Streets in New Jersey and provided a wealth of information in sessions centering on adopting a Complete…read more →

Middlesex County Bike Easy. Walk Safely. Visioning Events Happening in November

Middlesex County Bike Easy. Walk Safely. Visioning Events Happening in November

Do you live or work in Middlesex County? If so, these upcoming workshops may be of interest to you! Bike Easy. Walk Safely., Middlesex County’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, will map current bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, identify gaps in the network, recommend future routes, incorporate leading practices, propose innovative programs and policies, and provide a framework for future…read more →

Registration open for the 2021 Complete Streets Summit!

Registration open for the 2021 Complete Streets Summit!

Registration is now open for the 2021 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit! This free virtual event, held on Friday October 22, 2021, and sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, brings together hundreds of planners, engineers, advocates, and policy-makers from around the State to learn about implementing Complete Streets policies and projects. This year’s Summit celebrates 10+ years of…read more →

Nominations are open for the 2021 Complete Streets Awards!

Nominations are open for the 2021 Complete Streets Awards!

We need your help in finding the 2021 Complete Streets Award Winners! If you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to advancing Complete Streets, Submit Your Nominations Today!!   The New Jersey Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are pleased to invite nominations for the 2021 Complete Streets Champions and Complete Streets…read more →

Streets For Everyone: New Complete Streets Video

Streets For Everyone: New Complete Streets Video

A new resource for municipalities working on implementing complete streets is now available. Streets for Everyone is a 3-minute public educational video that illustrates the importance of designing, operating and maintaining streets for all users and travel modes. This includes pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, buses, trucks and micro mobility options like e-bikes and e-scooters. The video is part of the Complete…read more →

Eatontown to receive $275,000 Greenway Grant

Eatontown to receive $275,000 Greenway Grant

On July 20, 2020, Senator Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, and Assemblywoman Joann Downey announced that a $275,000 grant from the NJDOT Local Aid Infrastructure Fund Program would be dedicated to advance the Eatontown Greenway. The proposed greenway would consistent of a multi-use trail connecting Wolcott Park, Wampum Lake Memorial Park, and the F. Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary…read more →

Complete Streets as a Remedy for Racial Disparities in Transportation Planning

Complete Streets as a Remedy for Racial Disparities in Transportation Planning

In March of 2020, BPRC released a blog post titled The World of Bicycle Advocacy Has An Equity Problem. How Do We Fix It? which talked about the challenge of implementing Complete Streets projects in vulnerable and low income communities. This blog post expands upon this complexity by memorializing how historical practices in transportation have disproportionately impacted disadvantaged communities. It…read more →

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

In order to define what Complete Industrial Streets are, and how they are applied, it becomes important to note that the challenges associated with older industrial clusters are largely underlying with greater complexity. The Brookings Institute in Renewing America’s economic promise through Older Industrial Cities reported that the older industrial clusters have largely been unable to compete on three levels:…read more →

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

In 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) started promoting Proven Safety Countermeasures to encourage extensive implementation by state, local and tribal transportation agencies. Their main goal is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on highways. FHWA strongly encourages transportation agencies around the country to consider the research-proven safety countermeasures. Currently, there are 20 countermeasures that can be implemented to reduce…read more →