Franklin Township (Somerset)
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Educational Workshop


It is not too late to provide input or ask questions!

Franklin Township is interested in improving public safety at Naaman Williams Memorial Park and the surrounding community.

 

Public Meeting Recording - October 7, 2020

On October 7, 2020 a virtual public input meeting was led by staff at the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University where participants learned about the CPTED audit and assessment findings, viewed the initial design concepts for Naaman Williams Memorial Park and provided feedback. The final product, a CPTED Report for Naaman Williams Memorial Park, prepared by VTC will recommend a variety of changes to make walking a safer and more attractive park.


Interested parties are encouraged to view the meeting recording and provide comments.

Public Comment

The public comment period is now closed.

 

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Educational Workshop

On August 6, 2020, a virtual CPTED workshop focused on Naaman Williams Memorial Park and the surrounding community was led by staff at the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University. The 1.5-hour workshop, which was widely advertised to all members of Franklin Township, hosted more than 40 participants including county and township staff and residents.  All suggestions made by participants during the workshop, as well as any additional comments by township residents received by the August 20 deadline, will be compiled by VTC into a final report that will highlight a variety of strategies to increase the overall use of the park along with improvements in real and perceived safety in the park and the surrounding community.

 

All Franklin Township residents are encouraged to view the virtual CPTED workshop recording, complete the CPTED Audit and Site Assessment form, and submit comments to the project team.

 

Naaman Williams Park Study Area

Submit CPTED Audit and Site Assessment Checklists

Following the August 6th workshop, members of the public submitted audit and site assessment checklist, comments and photographs that assisted the project team in preparing the recommendations and final report. .

 

Questions


If you have any comments or questions regarding the workshop, or the project, email Anne Heasly, heaslya@tcnj.edu.

About the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Franklin Township is currently participating in the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, a collaboration between Sustainable Jersey, the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).  Funded by the NJTPA, the program is designed to support municipal government efforts to advance complete streets initiatives.