2023 NJ Complete Streets Summit Agenda


Breakfast & Registration

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Welcome & Opening Remarks

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  • Eric Powers, AICP, PP Assistant Commissioner of Statewide Planning, Safety and Capital Investment – New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Diane Gutierrez-ScaccettiCommissioner – New Jersey Department of Transportation


Session 1: Breakout Panels

This session showcases success stories from local leaders and advocates who have embraced Complete and Green Streets approaches that are leading to transformative changes. Speakers will explore how new or updated Complete and Green Streets policies and ordinances have changed internal practices, fostered community engagement, and created spaces that prioritize people who walk, bicycle, and take public transit. Join us to learn about the challenges they faced, the strategies they employed, and the lessons learned along the way.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has put forward a vision for zero roadway deaths and is committed to addressing every aspect of crash risk through a Safe System Approach. This session explores how Zero Deaths Initiatives (Vision Zero, Toward Zero Deaths, and Road to Zero) and the Safe System Approach can inform safety plans and street designs in communities throughout New Jersey. Join us to learn about how to leverage the principles of safe system design to advance equity-focused Complete Streets and Zero Deaths Initiatives in your community.

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Transit-Friendly Planning is a key component of sustainable development, aiming to create vibrant communities that prioritize efficient transportation systems and reduce reliance on private vehicles. This session will include a discussion of NJ Transit’s Transit Friendly Planning (TFP) Program, which has worked with communities since the 1990s to encourage growth and development where public transportation already exists, as well as recent efforts to improve bicycle, scooter, and pedestrian access to transit. Speakers will also delve into the ways transit-oriented development can stimulate economic growth, create job opportunities, and improve social equity by providing affordable housing options and enhancing access to essential services.

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Coffee Break


Session 2: Breakout Panels

As the demand for safe and accessible streets grows, so does the need for understanding various funding sources that support the implementation of Complete Streets projects. This session explores traditional and newer funding sources available at the state and federal levels. Speakers will highlight resources and provide tips on how to create winning applications. Join us to gain insights into strategies, lessons learned, and recommendations for navigating the funding landscape in New Jersey.

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This year, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation S-147 requiring an update to the NJDOT’s Complete Streets policy that includes addressing the needs of cognitively divergent individuals, such as those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). How are New Jersey transportation professionals addressing these conditions in policies, procedures, and designs? Learn about the challenges people with ASD and IDDs face in the transportation environment and a first of its kind primer on Complete Streets for ALL abilities.

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As New Jersey’s transportation environment continues to evolve, the integration of micromobility devices, such as e-scooters and e-bikes, has become a significant aspect of transportation planning. Micromobility is an innovative transport solution aimed at providing first- and last-mile connectivity while lowering carbon emissions and creating a more equitable transportation network. How should municipalities plan for active transportation in their community? How can transit providers accommodate micromobility users and their devices at stations and on board? How can municipalities, agencies, and non-profits support increased access to micromobility options, especially for low-income residents?

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Lunch & Keynote

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In this keynote, Dr. Kelcie Ralph will explore how we think about transportation, how we talk about it when we interact with the public, and how it profoundly informs the strategies we pursue and the level of public support given to them. She will contend with our understanding of Complete Streets, how best to communicate its benefits to the public, and how to gain community support for its implementation.


Awards Ceremony

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Complete Streets Champion and Complete Streets Excellence Awards recognize individuals, groups, or communities who have worked to further Complete Streets policies or implementation in New Jersey. This year’s awards are presented in memory of Jay DiDomenico.

See the full list of awardees here.

See the list of NJDOT awardees here.

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, AICP, PP (moderator)Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator – New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Daniel LiSanti, PEManager, Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs – New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Sean MeehanResearch Project Manager – Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
  • James SinclairSenior Research Specialist – Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center


Session 3: Workshop

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The Building Better Neighborhoods Complete Streets Workshop will focus on the integration of Complete Streets design, policy adoption, and its connection to county-level safety action plans. Participants will engage in hands-on exercises, networking opportunities, and collaborative discussions that foster a shared commitment to making streets safer and more accessible for everyone.


Closing Remarks & Adjournment

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