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and accomplishments, regional transportation news, and major
construction activity in southern New Jersey. Feel free to share with
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Happy Holidays from Cross County Connection! See you in 2015!
Article Authored by Cross County Connection
Staff Published in Southern New Jersey Development Council
Cross County Connection staff members co-authored an article about
Complete Streets and the benefits of becoming a bicycle and
pedestrian-friendly community in the Fall 2014 issue of the Southern
New Jersey Development Council's The Chronicle.
Click here to read the
article in the special transportation edition of the publication,
which also features articles from partners such as the Delaware
Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the South Jersey
Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).
Hammonton Recognized by League of American
The League of American Bicyclists
awarded Hammonton an honorable mention in the Fall 2014 Bicycle
Friendly Community (BFC) Designations. Bicycle Friendly
Communities (BFCs) are communities that provide safe accommodations
for bicycling and encourage people to bike for transportation and
recreation. Communities that achieve high standards in the 5 E's
(engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and
evaluation/planning) may be eligible to achieve recognition through
adopted a Complete Streets policy in November, 2013, and the town
continues to enhance conditions for both bicyclists and pedestrians.
The historic municipality has a walkable downtown business district
and features several bicycle routes throughout the community.
Sidewalks were also recently installed on a car-oriented section of
the town near the intersection of the White Horse Pike and Routes 54
and 206. Hammonton also boasts transit access to Atlantic City and
Philadelphia on NJ TRANSIT's Atlantic City Rail Line and provides
bicycle parking at the station, as pictured above. Additionally, the
Hammonton School District has participated in Safe Routes to School
(SRTS) education and encouragement programming with Cross County
Connection's assistance. Hammonton even obtained a First Step
Certificate of Recognition for their SRTS program in Spring 2014.
Cross County Connection congratulates Hammonton on their achievement
and looks forward to continuing to work with the community.
NJDOT's Complete Streets Workshops
In December, NJDOT partnered with the Voorhees Transportation Center
at Rutgers and Parsons Brinckerhoff to host two Complete Streets
Planning and Design Workshops in South Jersey (Atlantic City and
Cherry Hill). Both events had a great turnout, and representatives
from municipalities and counties throughout the region attended to
learn more about Complete Streets.
The sessions covered the basic principles and benefits of Complete
Streets and provided guidance about drafting and implementing a
Complete Streets policy. Liability and infrastructure design was also
discussed. The workshops also featured an interactive component in
which attendees could vote on whether a roadway was complete or
incomplete, and facilitators organized breakout sessions to encourage
participants to consider the roles and interests of different
stakeholder groups when redesigning a roadway.
NJDOT will host more Complete Streets Workshops in the coming months
that address planning and design, as well as implementation. Stay
tuned for more information about these events, and in the meantime,
please contact Cross County Connection if you would like to learn
more about getting started with Complete Streets in your community.
County Connection's Mission: To improve the
quality of life in southern New Jersey through transportation
Us: Cross County Connection, a nonprofit organization,
partners with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
(NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ
TRANSIT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC),
the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), member
organizations and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, to provide
solutions to complex transportation problems for counties,
municipalities and employers in the southern New Jersey region encompassing
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and
Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association
publication is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning
Authority (NJTPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal
Highway Administration. The U.S. Government and NJTPA assume no
liability for the contents.