Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) FY2020 Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program is financed by the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Under this program, the NJTPA, Sustainable Jersey, and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University are coordinating efforts to provide training and direct technical assistance services to municipal governments for advancing complete streets initiatives. The New Jersey Department of Transportation Complete Streets Design Guide defines complete streets as follows: “Complete streets are streets designed for all users, all modes of transportation, and all ability levels. They balance the needs of drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, emergency responders, and goods movement based on the local context.”

Free Training: Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

One Newark Center – 17th Floor,

Newark, NJ 07102

COMPLETED

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

New Jersey Highlands Council

100 North Road,

Chester, NJ 07930

FULL - Email Maureen Jones at jonesm@tcnj.edu to be added to the waiting list

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (Snow date: Wednesday, January 22)

Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland Campus

The George P. Luciano Family Center for Public Service - Forum Room

3322 College Drive,

Vineland, NJ 08360

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This FREE full-day training features an overview of complete streets and the many resources available to assist municipal elected officials, administrators, engineers, planners and others in advancing complete streets initiatives. It is being offered in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

While the primary benefit of complete streets is improved safety, particularly for people who walk or bike who are the most vulnerable users of the street, there are other positive outcomes. Complete streets create better places to live, work, and do business. They can help improve the health of a community by encouraging people to walk and bike, bolster the local economy by generating foot traffic in business districts, and provide greater mobility options among other things.

For municipalities seeking Sustainable Jersey certification, this training will provide tools that help with the completion of Sustainable Jersey Land Use and Transportation actions including Adopting a Complete Streets Policy and Institute a Complete Streets Policy, Bicycle and /or Pedestrian Audit and Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Plan. 

Training Schedule

8:00am – 8:30am Registration
8:30am – 9:30am What are Complete Streets and Why are they important?
9:45 am – Noon Introduction to Complete Streets Implementation
1:00pm – 3:00pm Policy and Design Guidance for Implementing Complete Streets
3:15pm – 4:30pm Funding and Technical Assistance

This training qualifies for New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Continuing Competency credits (CPC’s) and AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) – self-reporting credits through Rutgers University.

Free Complete Streets Technical Assistance Services

Through NJTPA’s Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, Sustainable Jersey will coordinate and the VTC at Rutgers University will provide planning level technical assistance services to municipalities for a specific project related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. No direct funding to municipalities is provided. Participants will be selected through a competitive application process.

Eligible applicants include municipal governments within the thirteen (13) counties that comprise the NJTPA region – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. It is recommended, but not required that prospective applicants attend the October 16 or October 24 Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level training session. The application process will open in late September. Applications are due December 20.

Technical assistance project options will include:

  • Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan: Subject matter experts will help identify specific routes and road treatments to improve bicycling infrastructure. 
  • Complete Streets Conceptual Rendering: Subject matter experts will prepare graphic renderings to help visualize potential improvements to streetscapes or public spaces. 
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Safety Audit and Site Assessment:  Subject matter experts will conduct a workshop and street audit to assist a municipality in assessing and understanding potential physical improvements that could help prevent crime.
  • Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance: Subject matter experts will provide guidance on the design and installation of one pedestrian safety or bicycle infrastructure temporary demonstration project. This strategy is also known as tactical urbanism or "lighter, quicker, cheaper."  The local engineer must be involved in this project. 
  • Walkable Community Workshop (WCW): Subject matter experts will conduct a workshop and audit up to a half-mile of street to identify potential pedestrian and bicycle improvements that may be made

These initiatives help advance complete streets by documenting existing conditions, exploring opportunities for improvement and providing recommendations.  For examples of services that have previously been provided under this program, visit the Complete Streets page on the NJTPA Authority website.