Issue: 17                                     Government Services                        October 2015


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Welcome to Cross County Connection's Newsletter for Municipal and County Leaders! These newsletters provide updates on recent transportation-related projects and accomplishments, regional transportation news, and major construction activity in southern New Jersey. Feel free to share with your staff, residents and local businesses. We hope you enjoy!



Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons Learned

Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association announces the release of its latest report - Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons Learned. This report shares the experiences of 16 municipalities and one county with adopting and implementing their Complete Streets policies. The report's content is based on interviews with representatives including elected officials, township managers, planning department staff, and engineers. The communities represented capture the diverse policy and planning contexts of South Jersey, ranging from large cities to small rural and shore communities. Report participants shared their experiences dealing with the following topics:

  • Motivations for adopting a Complete Streets policy;
  • Important factors to passing a resolution and/or challenges encountered;
  • Public outreach and/or staff training associated with implementing their policy;
  • Implementing Complete Streets projects;
  • Tracking policy success;
  • Advice for other communities regarding Complete Streets.

Cross County Connection TMA released a previous iteration of this report in 2011. At the time, there were only seven municipalities and one county in New Jersey that had adopted a Complete Streets policy. Since that time, the popularity of Complete Streets has blossomed. There are now 23 municipalities and one county, just within South Jersey, with a policy. Based upon a large sample of these communities' experiences, this report will highlight the differences, similarities, and lessons learned as Complete Streets becomes a more widely accepted practice in the region. This report also provides an overview of the resources and technical assistance available to either communities interested in adopting a Complete Streets policy, or those trying to more effectively implement an existing policy.


Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons Learned is being released to coincide with the 2015 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit, being held in New Brunswick on October 26th. The Summit will feature a presentation from Patrick Farley, Cross County Connection's Senior Land Use and Transportation Planner, on the report's findings.


For those interested in adopting a Complete Streets Policy, please contact Patrick Farley or visit our Government Services website for more information. Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons Learned can currently be downloaded at our Complete Streets webpage.



Upcoming Cross County Connection Workshop

Stay tuned for details regarding Cross County Connection's upcoming Complete Streets Implementation Workshop, being held in January 2016. This workshop is being designed for South Jersey municipalities and counties seeking strategies on effectively implementing their Complete Streets policy. To find out more about this upcoming event contact, Senior Land Use and Transportation Planner, Patrick Farely



Shared Lane Markings 

Shared lanes are essential in providing a safe environment for bicyclists. These lanes are typically painted in the roadways to identify the shared roadways to drivers and bicyclists. To find out more about shared lane markings, see the graphics below created by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). 



South Jersey News Flash

Wildwood 365 | October 21, 2015

Papal Weekend Cut Pollution

Philadelphia Magazine | October 13, 2015

The Bulletin | October 7, 2015

New Jersey 101.5 | September 27, 2015



Cross County Connection's Mission: To improve the quality of life in southern New Jersey through transportation solutions.


About 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 Salem counties. 


This 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.  





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