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 email@example.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
- 2019: Bicycle Route Alternatives Between Overpeck County Park and the George Washington Bridge, Leonia, Bergen County
- 2020: Bicycle Network Plan, Borough of Manville, Somerset County
- 2020: Bicycle Network Plan, Borough of Garwood, Union County
- 2020: Bicycle Network Plan, Cranbury Township, Middlesex County
Complete Streets Conceptual Rendering
- 2019: Complete Streets Conceptualization Report for Post Office Plaza, Cranford, Union County
- 2019: Greenway Plan, Eatontown, Monmouth County
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Safety Audit and Site Assessment
- 2020: Naaman Williams Memorial Park, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Audit and Site Assessment, Township of Franklin, Somerset County
Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance
- 2019: Pedestrian Safety Demonstration Project, Red Bank, Monmouth County
- 2019: Pedestrian Safety Demonstration Project, Milltown, Middlesex County
Walkable Community Workshop
- 2019: Bernards Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Bernardsville, Somerset County
- 2019: Hamilton Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Glen Rock, Bergen County
- 2019: North Beverwyck Road Walkable Community Workshop, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County
- 2019: North Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Westfield, Union County
- 2020: Prospect Avenue and Beech Street Walkable Community Workshop, City of Hackensack, Bergen County
- 2020: Washington Street, Main Street and Franklin Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Township of West Orange, Essex County
- 2020: High Street to Madison Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Borough of Dunellen, Middlesex County
- 2020: Main Street Walkable Community Workshop, Borough of Bradley Beach, Monmouth County
Contact Anne Heasly, Program Manager of Policy and Planning at 609-771-2865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.