Complete Streets are designed to meet the needs of all users, promoting communities where people can travel safely and where walking, biking and riding transit are promoted by street and community design.
Building on our prior work preparing and implementing statewide training programs on Complete Streets, WSP USA developed the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, which presents treatments and techniques for designing “complete streets” in a variety of settings. The goal is to enhance a street’s safety, mobility, access and vitality by informing all projects that impact the public right-of-way, including the construction of new streets and improvements to existing streets.
Although New Jersey is not a Vision Zero state, much of the guidance provided in the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide aligns with the goals and objectives of Vision Zero. Guidance is aimed toward creating a safer environment for all street users, with a focus on vulnerable users, including people walking, biking, and those with mobility challenges. In great part, the focus is on designs that will help eliminate crashes that cause fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system.
The WSP USA team included a multidisciplinary group of experts who provided detailed guidance in each subject area. Our industry-leading visualization specialists developed three-dimensional renderings of Complete Streets design concepts and elements. The team developed a group of common street typologies in New Jersey and demonstrated how various Complete Streets treatments could be applied within those contexts.