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 the local context.
Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program
The NJTPA, is partnering with Sustainable Jersey (SJ), the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (VTC), and Together North Jersey (TNJ) on the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program. Municipal governments require knowledge, skills, and resources to develop complete streets-related solutions, and the program supports their efforts. Selected participants receive free direct technical assistance to complete a specific task related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. No direct funding to municipalities is provided.
Another round of technical assistance is being offered on a competive basis during 2020. The deadline for applications is December 20, 2019. To apply visit bit.ly/CompleteStreetsTA. As part of this program, full-day training sessions were held on October 16 and October 24. Another free training session is being offered on January 9, 2020. The training provides an overview of complete streets and the many resources available to assist municipal elected officials, administrators, engineers, planners and others in advancing complete streets initiatives. Details are are posted here.
During 2019, nine municipalities participated. Final reports for their efforts under the program follow:
- 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
Related planning undertaken by the NJTPA supports Complete Streets in the region – see Planning for Emerging Centers and Bicycle-Pedestrian pages. In addition, NJDOT has various resources for creating Complete Streets, including “Complete & Green Streets for All,” addressing traditional complete streets designs and green stormwater infrastructure.