The report concludes with a list of potential improvements that can be implemented and are broken down into four categories:
- Engineering (for example, limiting parking near intersections)
- Maintenance (such as regular re-striping of crosswalks)
- Regulatory (for instance, installing “Don’t Block the Box” signs)
- Enforcement and Education (such as, enforce vehicle yielding to pedestrians)
A report was also completed by a safety impact team for the Route 27 Pedestrian Safety Corridor in Roselle, Linden and Elizabeth as well as along Route 71 in Avon-By-The-Sea, Bradley Beach and Neptune and along Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Similar to the Newark experience, the audits along routes 27, 70 and 71 made several observations at each intersection along the corridor and provided a list of general observations and solutions.
PUTTING SOLUTIONS TO WORK
Identifying these problems in an official report provides a way for NJDOT to document safety issues and account for them in future improvement projects. Once a team identifies priorities, NJDOT uses the findings to determine which measures it will fund, study further, or implement immediately.
In the case of the Route 70 corridor in Cherry Hill, $250,000 was initially