Under the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, the NJTPA, Sustainable Jersey and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University are seeking applications from municipalities to receive free technical assistance services for a specific project related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities.
All municipal governments within the thirteen counties that comprise the NJTPA region – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren – are eligible to apply.
Projects will be three to six months in duration. Project delivery will be between February and September 2020. The program does not provide direct funding to municipalities. Examples of projects that have previously been delivered under this program can be found on the NJTPA’s complete streets webpage. A project selection committee will select up to eight municipalities to receive technical assistance services in a competitive process based on objective criteria.
An informational webinar to learn more about the program and how you can apply will be held on October 30. After October 30, the presentation and recording from the webinar will be posted on this page.
Wednesday, October 30, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Types of Technical Assistance Available
Every municipality has different needs. This program offers five types of technical assistance services thereby allowing each municipality to select the type of services that best meets local needs. Options include:
- Bicycle Corridor or Bicycle Network Plan – To help identify specific routes and road treatments to improve bicycling infrastructure.
- Conceptual Renderings – To prepare graphic renderings to help visualize potential improvements to streetscapes or public spaces.
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Safety Audit and Site Assessment – To assist in assessing and understanding potential physical improvements that could help prevent crime.
- Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance – To provide guidance on the design and installation of one pedestrian safety or bicycle infrastructure temporary demonstration project.
- Walkable Community Workshop – To conduct a workshop and audit up to a continuous half-mile of a street or combination of streets to identify potential pedestrian and bicycle improvements that may be made.
Learn more about the program on the Sustainable Jersey Website.