NJDOT posts Complete Streets information online
(Trenton) - The New Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the launch of a comprehensive Complete Streets webpage to provide information and resources to the public on the continued developments since the adoption of the Department’s award-winning Complete Streets Policy.
The new webpage features background information on NJDOT’s Policy Implementation, Frequently-Asked-Questions, Success Stories, Workshop and Training materials including a Complete Streets Guidebook, presentations and a variety of helpful links.
The webpage also features a video, produced with the Civic Eye Collaborative, which provides a visual resource to introduce the benefits of Complete Streets and highlight the reasons why a policy is good for a community. The video demonstrates how two New Jersey towns have successfully embraced Complete Streets ideals.
NJDOT held a series of workshops throughout the state in April and May to expand public awareness and interest in the initiative. The workshops allowed Department and consultant representatives to provide municipal and county decision makers with a better understanding of Complete Streets, the policy and design issues, and how to create a safer environment for all roadway users in all communities.
“The Christie Administration has been taking important steps to advance the goals and objectives of Complete Streets by educating local officials and encouraging them to adopt their own policies,” Transportation Commissioner James Simpson said. “This new webpage provides another source of information for residents and elected officials.”
NJDOT's Complete Streets policy, internally adopted in 2009, requires that future roadway improvement projects include safe accommodations for all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders and the mobility-impaired. This policy is implemented through the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of new or rehabilitated transportation facilities within public rights-of-way that are federally or state funded, including projects processed or administered by the Department.
NJDOT is confident that Complete Streets policies will pay off in terms of increased long-term safety for all users of New Jersey’s roads. The investments made in good design now will pay dividends for generations.