Sign Up!

Complete Streets

2013 NJ Complete Streets Summit

2013 NJ Complete Streets Summit

On Monday October 21st, 300 elected officials, planners, and engineers from throughout New Jersey assembled in New Brunswick for the 2013 Complete Streets Summit. The Summit – hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association – took place…read more →

“I Want My Complete Streets”: A Statewide Effort To Make Our Streets Safer and Our Communities Healthier and More Economically Sustainable

“I Want My Complete Streets”: A Statewide Effort To Make Our Streets Safer and Our Communities Healthier and More Economically Sustainable

One quality of life issue that unites people of all ages is the need for safer streets. Professionals from pediatricians to gerontologists know that to live and feel healthy, Americans need to be spending more time outdoors, walking or biking several times a week for common activities like short trips to the store. Streets that accommodate such active living are called “Complete Streets” (CS), and municipalities that want to take advantage of grants and initiatives to improve safety, health, and economic vitality are well-advised to adopt CS policies that make it easier to connect their residents with places they’d like to go.

NJ DOT Unveils new Website for Complete Streets

NJ DOT Unveils new Website for Complete Streets

Today, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) unveiled their new Complete Streets Website! Here policy makers, advocates, and residents can all come to understand more about Complete Streets and see the progress NJDOT is making in implementing the policy though its own roadway projects. The site also provides a great deal of transparency in the Complete Streets process by listing the exemptions procedures and identifying those projects that have received an exemption.

Head on over to the new site today! http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/completestreets/

Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations in the Development and Design Review Process: Options for New Jersey Municipalities

Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations in the Development and Design Review Process: Options for New Jersey Municipalities

More and more New Jersey municipalities are recognizing the benefits of being a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. In addition to easing roadway congestion, making walking and biking a viable transportation mode for both utilitarian and recreational trips has environmental and social benefits as well. Biking and walking allows for healthier communities by providing opportunities for exercise, by contributing to a more egalitarian and connected transportation system, and by providing opportunities for community interaction and sense of place. This positive change is being fostered in New Jersey communities at all levels of government, but no player can have a greater impact in changing a community than the community itself. The following article, identifies some of the way communities can bring about these types of changes to New Jersey’s already crowded streets.

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

Route 52 Causeway Bridge Opening The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Somers Point, Ocean City and other officials formally opened the new $400 million Route 52 Causeway Bridge connecting Somers Point and Ocean on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The grand opening event was held at the John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point and consisted of a short speaking program…read more →

Breaking News: March adds 4 New Municipal Complete Streets Policies!

Breaking News: March adds 4 New Municipal Complete Streets Policies!

March has been a busy month for New Jersey municipalities, as 4 new Complete Streets policies have been passed throughout the state. Through the tireless efforts of local advocates and their community leaders, policies were passed in Trenton (March 1), Princeton Twp (March 12), Princeton Boro (March 13), and Dover Twp (March 27). This brings the total number of municipal…read more →

Breaking News: NJDOT Kicks off Complete Streets Workshops

On Thursday, February 23, 2012 the New Jersey Department of Transportation hosted a Complete Streets Workshop at its headquarters in Ewing, NJ. The purpose of the workshop was to train NJDOT’s newly hired Civil Engineers in Training (CET) on the basic concepts of complete streets, including policy, policy adoption and implementation, and design. There were approximately 42 CET’s at the…read more →

Complete Streets in NJ….an Evolution

While residents of New Jersey can occasionally complain about road conditions for drivers, hazards for bicyclists and pedestrians have been historically overlooked.  This can be attributed to the fact that the street environment in our communities tends to be oriented towards automobiles, often resulting in unsafe conditions for other users. Through efforts by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)…read more →