Complete Streets Policy for West Windsor

The WWBPA is advocating for a Complete Streets Policy, modeled after a policy adopted late last year by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. As part of Complete Streets, the WWBPA is also proposing an ordinance requiring bicycle and pedestrian facilities at future roundabouts.

According to the National Complete Streets Coalition:

“The streets of our cities and towns are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams.

Now, in communities across the country, a movement is growing to complete the streets. States, cities and towns are asking their planners and engineers to build road networks that are safer, more livable, and welcoming to everyone.

Instituting a complete streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.”

The federal Department of Transportation recently adopted a policy to support “the development of fully integrated active transportation networks. The establishment of well-connected walking and bicycling networks is an important component for livable communities, and their design should be a part of Federal-aid project developments.”

Read the WWBPA’s letter to the mayor, proposed Master Plan changes,¬†and proposed Roundabout Ordinance, and contact our officials to express your support!

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