Complete Streets Technical Assistance
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 planning level technical assistance services to municipalities for a specific project related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. 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.
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. 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.
Types of Technical Assistance Available
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 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
During 2019, nine municipalities participated. View the final project reports:
- Pedestrian Safety Demonstration Project, Red Bank, Monmouth County
- Bernards Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Bernardsville, Somerset County
- Complete Streets Conceptualization Report for Post Office Plaza, Cranford, Union County
- Hamilton Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Glen Rock, Bergen County
- Pedestrian Safety Demonstration Project, Milltown, Middlesex County
- North Beverwyck Road Walkable Community Workshop, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County
- Greenway Plan, Eatontown, Monmouth County
- North Avenue Walkable Community Workshop, Westfield, Union County
- Bicycle Route Alternatives Between Overpeck County Park and the George Washington Bridge, Leona, Bergen County
2020 Projects Underway
Eight municipalities were selected to receive technical assistance in 2020 for complete streets projects ranging from workshops on walkability to bicycle network plans, and safety assessments. They are:
- Bergen County: Hackensack City - Walkable Community Workshop
- Essex County: West Orange Township - Walkable Community Workshop
- Middlesex County: Cranbury Township - Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan
- Middlesex County: Dunellen Borough - Walkable Community Workshop
- Monmouth County: Bradley Beach Borough - Walkable Community Workshop
- Somerset County: Franklin Township - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Safety Audit and Site Assessment
- Somerset County: Manville Borough - Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan
- Union County: Garwood Borough - Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan
Contact Anne Healy, Program Manager of Policy and Planning at 609-771-2865 or email@example.com.