Complete Streets Technical Assistance 


Through North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, Sustainable Jersey has collaborated with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University to provide planning level technical assistance services to municipalities for a specific project related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. The program was made possible through NJTPA’s federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. No direct funding to municipalities was provided. Participants were selected through a competitive application process. Eligible applicants included 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.

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 local context. Click on the image below to access the Streets for Everyone video. This 3-minute public education video explains the benefits of complete streets in New Jersey and was recently completed as part of the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program.

Video file available upon request by contacting info@sustainablejersey.com
 

Types of Technical Assistance Available

Since every municipality has different needs, the program provided technical assistance to help advance complete streets by documenting existing conditions, exploring opportunities for improvement and providing recommendations. Project options include:

  • Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan: Help identifying specific routes and road treatments to improve bicycling infrastructure.
  • Complete Streets Conceptual Rendering: Graphic renderings to help visualize potential improvements to streetscapes or public spaces.
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Safety Audit and Site Assessment: 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: Guidance on the design and installation of pedestrian safety or bicycle infrastructure temporary safety measures.
  • Walkable Community Workshop: A workshop and audit of up to a half-mile of street to identify potential pedestrian and bicycle improvements.

Completed Project Reports

In 2019, nine municipalities participated and in 2020, eight municipalities participated. View the final project reports:  

Bicycle Corridor or Network Plans

Complete Streets Conceptual Rendering

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Safety Audit and Site Assessment

Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance

Walkable Community Workshop

Questions?

Contact Anne Heasly, Program Manager of Policy and Planning at 609-771-2865 or heaslya@tcnj.edu.