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October 30, 2017

Healthier Somerset Supports “Complete Streets”

Healthier Somerset is a longtime advocate for Complete Streets, a New Jersey Department of Transportation program that supports roadways designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

“Complete” streets encourage physical activity by making it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. Instituting a complete streets policy ensures that agencies routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users.

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November 27, 2017

Healthier Somerset: Culture of Health in Bound Brook, South Bound Brook

Healthier Somerset was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant last year to create a culture of health in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook. The project, “Building Bridges to Better Health,” seeks to make Bound Brook and South Bound Brook healthy communities.

The initiative launched in November 2016 with a series of focus groups and key informant interviews designed to provide a deeper understanding of community resources and concerns.

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December 25, 2017

Healthier Somerset Recognizes Achievements at Annual Meeting

Healthier Somerset recognized 11 municipalities for their support of farmers markets and “Complete Streets” at the coalition’s Annual Meeting and Recognition breakfast Dec. 19. Farmers markets and Complete Streets were the focus of Healthier Somerset’s 2016-2017 New Jersey Healthy Communities Grant for Bridgewater, Green Brook and North Plainfield.

North Plainfield was the first to adopt Complete Streets in 2016; their farmers market was in place then as well. Bridgewater and Green Brook both opened farmers markets this year and passed Complete Streets resolutions as well. These municipalities will receive grant funding to further transportation projects in their towns.

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