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Complete Streets in South Jersey: Lessons
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:
for adopting a Complete Streets policy;
factors to passing a resolution and/or challenges encountered;
outreach and/or staff training associated with implementing
Complete Streets projects;
for other communities regarding Complete Streets.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.