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New Jersey was one of the first states in the nation to adopt a Complete Streets policy and has successfully compelled 134 municipalities and 8 counties to adopt their own policies.  But adopting policies through resolutions is one thing and physically creating safer streets is another. To that end the NJ Department of Transportation has focused more on implementation planning and design guidance with a trio of resource manuals located here.

  • Making Complete Streets a Reality: A Guide to Policy Development
  • A Guide to Creating a Complete Streets Implementation Plan
  • Complete Streets Design Guide

2017 State of New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide by Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on Scribd

The Design Guide is the most important document of the three because it also replaces bicycle and pedestrian design guidance adopted by NJDOT in the 1990’s. For NJ transportation advocates the guide is a useful tool to argue for better infrastructure in their home towns.

John Boyle

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John has been a commuting cyclist for more than 20 years. In 1994 he began working as a volunteer for the Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley after attending a volunteer night, and later served as a board member in 1997-98. In 1999 John left Philadelphia for Charlottesville, VA, where he helped establish the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation (ACCT), a bicycle and walking advocacy group.

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