This project is intended to serve as a model policy document and implementation strategy for other rural counties areas around New Jersey. Specific elements of the project included development of complete streets goals and objectives, data collection and analysis, assessment of seven designated complete streets pilot locations for possible improvements, and model ordinances.
The implementation plan included complete streets approaches for the County’s existing roadways and trail crossings which will recommend complete streets design guidance strategies—with construction, operation, and maintenance cost estimates included—along a unique transect that is based upon local roadway types and surrounding land uses.
HOW WE HELPED
McCormick Taylor led the development of complete streets recommendations for seven pilot locations. Each location is unique in its geometric features and community context, and we developed conceptual sketch plans, roadway typical cross sections, as well as order of magnitude cost estimates for implementation, maintenance, and operation. The study also included strategies for evaluating, monitoring, and maintaining the recommended improvements after implementation.
McCormick Taylor also led the development and delivery of a robust public involvement program, including a project theme and logo, ongoing stakeholder coordination, website development, public meetings, and education and enforcement recommendations.
The final policy document and transect-based implementation plan enabled Sussex County to implement the correct strategies for improving safety for variety of users, ages and abilities, along the County street and roadway system.