NJTPA Update Blog

June 2018

NJTPA Sponsoring Complete Streets Training, Technical Assistance Program

Posted: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Grove Street PATH station and surrounding area in Jersey City, NJThe NJTPA is working with Sustainable Jersey, the Voorhees Transportation Center and Rutgers University and Together North Jersey to offer free training and technical assistance to local officials, staff and the public to support the implementation of complete streets at the municipal level.

Free workshops on implementing complete streets at the local level are being held June 26 at the NJTPA and on June 27 at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning at Public Policy at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus.

Complete streets are designed with all users in mind — pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and public transportation — and for people of all ages and abilities.

Technical Assistance Program

In addition to the workshops, staff from Sustainable Jersey and the Voorhees Transportation Center will provide free technical assistance to nine municipalities to complete a specific project related to advancing a complete streets initiative.

This is a competitive program open to municipalities in the NJTPA’s 13-county region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties). The value of the technical assistance will generally not exceed $10,000. Examples of eligible projects include walkability workshops; bicycle audits and network plans; complete streets marketing and promotional materials; and guidance on integrating trucks and parcel deliveries into existing complete streets plans.

Additional details are available in the Application Information Packet. An informational webinar about the Technical Assistance Program is being held June 20. Click here to register. The deadline to apply is July 27.

To learn more about complete streets, check out our last issue of InTransition magazine.
[June 18, 2018]