Through North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, Sustainable Jersey is collaborating with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University to provide free technical assistance to selected municipalities to advance a complete streets initiative. The program is made possible through NJTPA’s federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. No direct funding to municipalities is provided. Participants are 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.
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. To explain the benefits of complete streets in New Jersey, in 2020, we created Streets for Everyone, a 3-minute public education video.
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Types of Technical Assistance
Since every municipality has different needs, the program provides technical assistance to help advance complete streets by documenting existing conditions, exploring opportunities for improvement and providing recommendations. Project options have included:
- Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan: To help identifying specific routes and road treatments to improve bicycling infrastructure.
- Complete Streets Conceptual Rendering: To prepare graphic renderings to help visualize potential improvements to streetscapes or public spaces.
- Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance: To provide 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
- Complete and Green Streets for All Guidance: Assistance in the development of, or update of an existing Complete Streets Policy to align with the 2020 NJDOT Complete and Green Streets for All Policy.
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Safety Audit and Site Assessment: A workshop and audit to assist a municipality in assessing and understanding potential physical improvements that could help prevent crime.
The application period for the 2022-2023 program closed on February 11, 2022. A project selection committee reviewed the applications and selected seven municipalities to receive technical assistance services as follows:
- Belleville Township, Essex County, Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance
- Bound Brook Borough, Somerset County, Walkable Community Workshop (WCW)
- Dunellen Borough, Middlesex County, Complete and Green Streets for All Policy
- Oakland Borough, Bergen County, Complete and Green Streets for All Policy
- Passaic City, Passaic County, Complete Streets Conceptual Renderings
- Plainfield City, Union County, Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan
- Seaside Heights Borough, Ocean County, Walkable Community Workshop (WCW)
These projects will be completed by February 2023.
Round 1 and 2 Completed Projects
Final reports for projects completed in 2019 and 2020 can be found on the Completed Projects page.
Free Training on Complete Streets
Free complete streets trainings are periodically offered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. When event registration is announced, links and additional information will be posted on the Events page and shared with current and past program applicants by email.
Contact: Email Anne Heasly at email@example.com or call 609-771-2865