In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.
Land Use Solutions
The surgeon general’s call for more walking, and acknowledgement that not all communities are designed to foster walking, is a welcome recognition of the importance of smart-growth design.
Two recent articles highlight the difficulties many New Jersey towns have in making themselves accommodating to older residents.
The state’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages have been designated, including the second one anchored by a bus terminal.
Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.
Princeton has earned the World Health Organization’s age-friendly communities designation, the first municipality in New Jersey to receive the honor.
Highlights from this year’s Alliance for Biking and Walking conference in Pittsburgh.
New Jersey Future provided comments strongly supporting the state’s continued membership in the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a way to generate funds for energy conservation and alternatives.
Hopewell became the 103th municipality to adopt such a policy and the first municipality to do so via a Complete Streets ordinance.
A new report identifies a significant mismatch in New Jersey between where large numbers of older residents live and which municipalities are most prepared, from a land-use perspective, to accommodate them.