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.
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Complete Streets Technical Assistance Application
The application period for the 2024-2025 program closed on February 2, 2024. A project section committee will review the applications and select up to five municipalities to receive technical assistance services. An announcement of selected projects is scheduled for early April 2024 and the projects will be completed by March 2025.
Applicants that met the February 2nd deadline have until March 15th to submit a signed and dated municipal resolution to be considered. A sample resolution is included as Appendix 1 on page 12 of the Application Information Packet. The resolution should be uploaded through the application portal.
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.
Read the Application Information Packet for a detailed program overview and review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see if your question has already been answered.
For questions contact: Email Anne Heasly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-771-2865.
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