The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has been recognized as a national leader for advancing Complete Streets policies, which promote safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and other users of New Jersey roadways.
received the highest ranking among
the more than 210 communities and states
that have adopted formal Complete Streets
policies, according to a new
report (pdf 2.5m) released by
the National Complete Streets Coalition.
New Jersey was one of the first ten
states in the nation to make Complete
Streets an official internal policy.
NJDOT finalized a Complete Streets policy in December 2009. The policy requires that future roadway improvement projects include safe accommodations for all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders and the mobility-impaired.
This policy is implemented through the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of new or rehabilitated transportation facilities within public rights of way that are federally or state funded, including projects processed or administered by the Department.