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Hoboken Street Design Guide

Cover of the Hoboken Street Design Guide ReportThe City of Hoboken sought assistance with updating its five-year-old Complete Streets Policy with a new design guide, policy, ordinance, and checklists.  The Hoboken Street Design Guide is a roadmap that provides policy and design guidance to all parties involved in street design decisions, including governmental agencies, consultants, private developers, and community groups.

The Hoboken Street Design Guide provides information on the City’s adopted street typology and contains specific guidance on the appropriate bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and travelway treatments to apply within each street type. The guide will enable planners, engineers, and policy makers to identify context-sensitive street elements that are consistent with complete streets best practices and suitable for Hoboken’s unique context, while incorporating green infrastructure to address resiliency. The overall goal of this project is to support development of streets that are safe and accessible for all users.

Below is an example of a street design included in the final report. Neighborhood streets serve as local neighbohood connections to community destinations. They are designed for slower travel speeds as result of their short blocks, narrow widths and frequent parking. 
A graphic of a proposed neighborhood street design.

Planning for Emerging Centers Program Overview:
The Planning for Emerging Centers Program, managed by the NJTPA, provides technical assistance to municipalities for the development of local policies, regulations and planning activities that promote transit-supportive and pedestrian-oriented development and redevelopment. The goal of the program is to advance local sustainable transportation and land use planning that benefits the region’s economy, environment, and quality of life.

Local studies supported under the program will involve robust participation from stakeholders and the public, as well as implementing agencies at the municipal, regional, and state level (such as the NJ Department of Transportation, NJ TRANSIT, Transportation Management Associations, and counties). Recommendations produced from these studies shall be consistent with the NJTPA Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and advance actions identified by the Together North Jersey (TNJ) Plan.

The Planning for Emerging Centers Program will address increased demand for diverse, mixed‐use development that supports transit, bicycling and walking as well as implement the strategies and actions developed through the TNJ planning process. The NJTPA Planning for Emerging Centers Program works cooperatively with and advances the goals of the Transit Friendly Program administered by NJ TRANSIT and the NJDOT Transit Village Program.