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Posts Tagged ‘Complete Streets’

“Complete Streets” and Goods Delivery: What Is a Street For?

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

The changing nature of shopping means people are more likely to have things delivered to them rather than going to a store to buy them. At the same time, people increasingly want to live in mixed-use neighborhoods where they can walk to local destinations. How should we be thinking about the safety of pedestrians and other non-motorized travelers in an era of increasing truck traffic?

Build streets for everyone with this new model policy

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

NJDOT’s new model complete and green streets policy and guide provides practical guidance for municipalities, counties, and agencies to improve roads and the overall landscape.

Many Roads in New Jersey are “Dangerous by Design” for Pedestrians

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

There have been 1,514 pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey between 2000 and 2009. The majority of these deaths occurred on suburban arterial roads where wide lanes and high speeds, along with little or no provision for pedestrians and bikers, create an inherent danger for anyone looking to get around without a car.

Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Jersey the eighth most “Bicycle Friendly State” and bestowed a “Bronze Award” on the Garden State for its policies.

NJ’s Transportation Capital Plan: Focus on Fix-It-First, Transit, Pedestrian Safety; Transit Villages Slashed

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Though there will always be disagreements over the specific list of projects funded, when it comes to larger policy direction, New Jersey’s 2012 Transportation Capital Plan is by and large one that advocates of sustainable transportation can feel good about. The plan places heavy emphasis on “fix-it-first,” particularly bridge repair and road resurfacing, over capacity expansion; […]

Bloomfield Adopts Complete Streets Policy

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Following the lead of their neighbor Montclair, Bloomfield Township in Essex County became the seventh municipality in New Jersey to embrace complete streets after their town council voted unanimously last night in support of the policy. Bloomfield was awarded a Smart Growth Award from NJ Future in 2008 for their Town Center Redevelopment Plan, which, among other […]

Ensuring Roads Fit for All Users

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The state Department of Transportation recently adopted a “Complete Streets” policy — ensuring that roadways are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, not just cars.

Two More Communities Adopt Complete Streets Policies, More Likely

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

A common sight across NJ. Source:
The adoption of a statewide complete streets policy by the New Jersey Department of Transportation was a major milestone for those who believe New Jersey’s streets should be designed for all users, not just drivers. But because only a small percentage of roads in the state are actually controlled […]

Monmouth County, West Windsor Twp Adopt Complete Streets Policies

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
When the NJDOT adopted its Complete Streets policy last fall, it included a provision establishing an incentive within the Local Aid Program (a major source of funding for local road projects) for counties and municipalities to adopt their own Complete Streets policies. Unfortunately, in the months since the NJDOT adopted their […]

NJ Ranked as 8th Friendliest State for Bicyclists

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The League of American Cyclists ranked New Jersey as the 8th friendliest state in the nation for bicyclists in the 2010 version of their annual rankings, up two spots from 2009. The top five states in the survey were
Altantic City. Source:
Washington, Wisconsin, Maine, Minnesota and Oregon. Beyond the overall ranking, New Jersey generally fared […]

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