the township’s Assistant Planner, James Franco.
Building on the momentum of the
newly passed Complete Streets policy, a bicycle parking ordinance has been proposed in Montclair that, if passed by the Planning Board, will require developers to provide bicycle parking as part of any new or re- development. The township has also recently applied for a Transit Village designation (link 2) to provide incentives for transit-oriented development, part of which focuses on providing a high quality walking and bicycling environment.
Lawrence Township also received a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Assistance Grant (link 3) through NJDOT to complete a study on how to better plan for bicycles and pedestrians. The result of the study was a “Planning Manual (link 4) and Implementation Workbook (link 5)” which, while not yet an element of the master plan, is considered an official policy by the township’s governing board.
According to the workbook, bicycle and pedestrian user needs are to be incorporated when roadways are repaired and during both development and redevelopment. Connectivity between sites and within sites is also considered during the design review process. Lawrence also benefits from the existence of a