Mercer County Freeholders Support Complete Streets

Mercer County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders, the legislative branch of Mercer County, adopted a resolution supporting a Complete Streets policy on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Mercer now joins Monmouth County as the only two counties in the state to adopt Complete Streets, which requires roadway projects to support all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians, by default rather than by exception. We thank the Freeholders for their support, and look forward to our county roads becoming more bicycle and pedestrian friendly!

Realistically, infrastructure projects are very long term in their planning and implementation, so with consistent and persistent application, we should see results after several years, while a complete transformation may take decades. We look forward to working with the county planners and engineers to make our county the best place in the state to live and work.

Essex County also ad0ppted a Complete Streets policy, but we’re glad to say that Mercer was only 2 days behind!

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2 Responses to “Mercer County Freeholders Support Complete Streets”

  1. […] requiring roads to be designed and built for all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians. Mercer County and West Windsor Township have also adopted Complete Streets for roads under their jurisdictions. […]

  2. Mayor Jerry Fried, a major proponent of Complete Streets policies, said that the county resolution is important because most of the major “arteries” that connect municipalities are county roads, including streets like Bloomfield Avenue, Valley Road, and Grove Street.

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