Traffic and Transportation
Getting Where You Need To Go...
Do you want your children facing a commute to work two
or three times longer than yours? Do we want your
aging parents homebound, simply because they no longer
have the use of a car?
Following Smart Growth means better access to mass transit
and walkable, compact communities. That means cleaner
air, reduced respiratory problems, better trails and walkways
that bring our communities and people closer together,
and more free time when you're not stuck in traffic.
Since New Jersey is the most densely populated and heavily
traveled state in the country, it's important to make
sure that increasing traffic congestion isn't a way of
The goal of a high-quality transportation system is to
get people where they want to go, safely, quickly and
efficiently. This includes people who cannot drive,
who can't afford a car, and those who choose not to drive.
To learn more about how transportation — and the
movement of people and goods — fits the Smart Growth
goals of the State Plan, see Transportation