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Serving Hunterdon County, NJ

10 Elements of a Successful Complete Streets Policy

Complete Streets is about changing the institutional philosophy of how a municipality thinks about roads and users of the transportation network. A successful Complete Streets Policy includes the following elements:

  1. Includes a vision for how and why the community wants to complete its streets
  2. Specifies that ‘all users’ includes pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit passengers of all ages and abilities, as well as trucks, buses and automobiles.
  3. Encourages street connectivity and aims to create a comprehensive, integrated, connected network for all modes.
  4. Is understood by all agencies to cover all roads.
  5. Applies to both new and retrofit projects, including design, planning, maintenance, and operations, for the entire right of way.
  6. Makes any exceptions specific and sets a clear procedure that requires high-level approval.
  7. Directs the use of the latest and best design criteria and guidelines while recognizing the need for flexibility in balancing user needs.
  8. Directs that complete streets solutions will complement the context of the community.
  9. Establishes performance standards with measurable outcomes.
  10. Includes specific next steps for implementation of the policy.

For more information about how HART assists with Hunterdon's Complete Streets efforts contact Tara Shepherd (908) 788-5553 ext.13