|Complete streets policies can help|
NJ towns obtain certification
Adopting a complete streets policies in New Jersey is more than a pledge to make the streets safer for all. It offers financial incentives. For example the State DOT gives towns with complete streets policies a point for competitive local aid funding rounds like the bikeways grant and safe routes to transit. A complete streets policy add up to 20 points for Sustainable Jersey certification (a program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term). Sustainable Jersey has proven to be popular with over 60% of the state's municipalities participating.
Way to go Mantua!