Free Complete Streets Technical Assistance

Through the 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 municipalities to advance Complete Streets initiatives.

The program is made possible through the NJTPA with 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 NJTPA's 13-county region comprised of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.

Complete Streets are 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. In 2020, The NJTPA created this 3-minute Streets for Everyone video to explain the benefits of Complete Streets in New Jersey. Click on the image below to watch the video.

Video file available upon request by contacting


Complete Streets Technical Assistance Application 

The application period for the 2024-2025 program closed on February 2, 2024. A project section committee reviewed the applications and selected five municipalities to receive technical assistance services as follows:

  • Belmar Borough – Complete Streets Corridor Assessment
  • City of Paterson – Complete Streets Corridor Assessment
  • Readington Township - Complete Streets Corridor Assessment
  • Verona Township – Complete Streets Corridor Assessment
  • Belleville Township – Bicycle Corridor Plan

These projects will be completed by February 2025. To learn more about the selected projects read this blog post on the NJTPA website.

Types of Technical Assistance

The Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program helps municipalities bring together key stakeholders to explore a local safety concern. It provides problem definition and assists in delivering alternative concepts using a collaborative approach to address a need. The program identifies next steps toward facilitating local problem-solving. 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. Technical assistance may include:

  • Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan: This focus area helps identify specific routes and road treatments to improve bicycling infrastructure.
  • Corridor/Neighborhood Complete Streets Assessment: This focus area helps assess Complete Streets needs and opportunities for a small corridor or neighborhood. It includes a Walkable Community Workshop on a corridor up to a half-mile long to identify potential pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
  • Complete and Green Streets Policy: A training workshop will be available to all selected municipalities on how to create or update a Complete and Green Streets policy or ordinance.

Some projects may include conceptual renderings and temporary demonstrations to illustrate potential roadway improvements.

Final reports from completed technical assistance projects 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 this website and shared with current and past program applicants by email.



For questions contact: Email Anne Heasly at or call 609-771-2865.