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
This program, funded by the NJTPA, supports municipalities by providing them with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop complete streets-related solutions. Technical assistance is provided through a partnership with Sustainable Jersey (SJ) and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (VTC). 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. Further information is at Complete Streets Technical Assistance – Sustainable Jersey.
The application period for the 2022-2023 program closed on February 11, 2022. A project selection committee reviewed the applications and selected seven municipalities to receive technical assistance services:
- Bergen County: Oakland Borough - Complete and Green Streets for All Policy
- Essex County: Belleville Township - Temporary Demonstration Project Guidance
- Middlesex County: Dunellen Borough - Complete and Green Streets for All Policy
- Ocean County: Seaside Heights Borough - Walkable Community Workshop
- Passaic County: Passaic City - Complete Streets Conceptual Renderings
- Somerset County: Bound Brook Borough - Walkable Community Workshop
- Union County: Plainfield City - Bicycle Corridor or Network Plan
In 2020, eight municipalities were selected to receive technical assistance for complete streets projects ranging from workshops on walkability to bicycle network plans and crime prevention safety assessments.
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.
Streets for Everyone Video
Video file available upon request by contacting [email protected]