Complete Streets Plan
Welcome to the Borough of Pompton Lakes Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Project Webpage
We have begun development of a Borough-wide Complete Streets Implementation Plan that will lead to a Complete Streets Policy. This is part of an ongoing effort to provide residents and visitors with a safe walkable community throughout the Borough, including sidewalks, trails and bridges to improve accessibility to downtown, parks, schools, and neighborhoods. Additionally, Pompton Lakes plans to establish bicycle routes throughout the municipality to ensure safe riding areas.
The Borough received a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs (NJDOT-OBPP) to assist in developing a Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Plan. The implementation plan will identify potential opportunities and deficiencies along roadways within Pompton Lakes that could be improved to encourage safe walking and biking, recommend potential improvements, and develop an action plan to implement recommended improvements.
What are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, so pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across streets. Complete Streets enhance mobility and accessibility by improving the quality and availability of connections between residences, schools, parks, public transportation, offices, and retail destinations. These connections encourage liveability and walkability, which in turn helps develops a sense of community.
(Image courtesy of Gardner, MA)
You can find out more about Complete Streets here - http://njbikeped.org/overview-3/
What will the study include?
As part of this effort, the project consultant, Michael Baker, will perform a bicycle compatibility assessment, sidewalk inventory and assessment, bicycle and pedestrian crash analyses, intersection assessments, and develop mapping of regional bicycle facilities. The Complete Streets Implementation Plan will focus on the selection of specific active
transportation improvements and a plan for implementing the improvements.
How can I participate?
There will be multiple opportunities to participate throughout the study process. First, the project team has created a survey to get input from you on walking and biking in Pompton Lakes. You can complete this short, 12-question survey HERE. You can also sign up to receive study updates.
We will also be at National Night Out at the Pompton Lakes High School Parking Lot on Tuesday, August 1st. Look for our tent. We will have hard copies of the survey to complete, an interactive mapping exercise, and more information about the project.
At a later date, there will be another public meeting to present draft recommendations.
Why do a plan?
The Complete Streets Plan will identify recommendations on physical and programmatic improvements for the Borough to undertake in encourage walking and bicycling throughout the community. In addition, the plan and a Complete Streets policy makes us eligible for additional grants, provides additional points for NJDOT grants and recognition programs like Sustainable Jersey certification.
Project Steering Committee
A Steering Committee will be formed of local, county and state officials, as well as other stakeholders identified by the NJDOT-OBPP and Pompton Lakes. The Steering Committee will assist in identifying deficiencies and opportunities for active transportation facilities within Pompton Lakes and provide feedback on potential improvements. Representatives of the following offices, organizations and constituencies have committed to serving on the Steering Committee:
- Pompton Lakes Mayor Michael Serra
- Pompton Lakes Councilman Erik DeLine
- Pompton Lakes Planning Board
- Passaic County Department of Planning & Economic Development
- TransOptions TMA
- Pompton Lakes Business Improvement District
- Pompton Lakes Police Department
- Pompton Lakes Board of Education
- New Jersey Bike/Walk Coalition
Email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.