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 Streets policy, lessons learned from implementation, and what is in store for the Complete Streets movement over the coming years.
Each of the Summit sessions incorporated a short video narrating the story of Complete Streets in New Jersey as representatives from NJDOT and other governments/organizations talked about what Complete Streets mean, how its definition has evolved over time, and how it continues to help develop safe and accessible multimodal environments that are also healthy, prosperous, and resilient.
The NJDOT and New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University were also proud to announce the 2021 New Jersey Complete Streets and Safe Routes to School Champions at the Summit. These awards recognized individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote safe, accessible, and equitable mobility in the State.
Read full report: Road Infrastructure as a Contributing Factor to Pedestrian Fatalities in New Jersey (2015) and Appendix