coalition provided policy guidance to the USDOT in its preparation of a design guide for the accommodation of pedestrian and bicycle travel. The coalition is now working with Congress to introduce legislation that would ensure that federal transportation dollars would be used to promote complete streets.
Complete Streets and New Jersey
NJDOT policy regarding alternative roadway users is to “achieve full institutionalization of bicycle and pedestrian concerns throughout the Department.” Encompassed in this 1999 administrative directive is the mission to “establish methods for addressing bike and pedestrian concerns,” to establish and maintain a multi-modal transportation infrastructure that accommodates bicycle and pedestrian travel, to create 2,000 miles of bicycle accommodations by the year 2010, and “improve access and safety for pedestrians.”
Sheree Davis, the NJDOT’s bicycle and pedestrian program coordinator, said the current administration has made bicycle and pedestrian safety a top priority. "Over the years, our strong policy and funding programs to municipalities have helped to build an ever-growing network for alternative users,” she said.
Davis explained that the department’s current policy is very close to a complete streets policy,