Besides promoting safety information and mobility opportunities for pedestrians, the New Jersey Department of Tranportation (NJDOT) is responsible for the plan and design of pedestrian facilities on New Jersey highways.
NJDOT offers engineering guidelines, a Master Plan for roadways that are compatible with pedestrians and a resource center for statewide projects.
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (pdf 3.3m)
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Toolbox (pdf 3.4m)
NJDOT has completed a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The Plan's mission is to reduce the incidence of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in New Jersey by 20% in five years. Approximately 140 pedestrians are killed each year and another 270 are severely injured in crashes with motor vehicles. The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan is organized around three goals which describe specific actions to improve pedestrian safety and takes a data driven approach and analysis of crashes and trends that include frequency, severity, location, demographics and behavioral factors. While the plan cannot eliminate the exposure of pedestrians to automobiles in such a densely populated and auto centric state, a strategic and coordinated effort can reshape both behavior and the physical environment with a positive outcome.
and Pedestrian Resource
An information clearinghouse and technical
resource center that identifies significant
bicycle and pedestrian plans, policies
and projects throughout New Jersey.
Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design Guidelines (pdf
for the Planning, Design
and Operations of Pedestrian
This is the primary national guidance
on planning, design and operation of
pedestrian facilities, and is available
from the American Association of State
Highway and Transportation Officials
Pedestrian Compatible Planning and Design Guidelines (pdf 1.3m)
New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (pdf 5.2m)
Phase Two of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will develop an inventory of existing bicycle facilities; provide a list of priority locations for bicycle and pedestrian improvements; and outline opportunities for improving the bicycle or pedestrian compatibility of existing projects.