North Plainfield Passes Resolution Supporting Complete Streets!

Rebecca Perkins
September 7, 2016

Congratulations, North Plainfield!  The borough is the first of our three targeted municipalities to adopt a resolution of support for Complete Streets. The resolution states that new construction and reconstruction of all public roads shall be designed and constructed as Complete Streets whenever it is feasible to do so in order to accommodate travel by pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit, and motorized vehicles and their passengers, with special attention given to pedestrians.

David Hollod, North Plainfield Business Administrator, noted that North Plainfield has always been conscious of pedestrian safety.  “North Plainfield is a very walkable community.  We’re very aggressive in keeping our sidewalks and roads maintained, and we try to encourage walking throughout the borough.”

Hollod cited the borough’s participation in “Safe Routes to School,” a statewide initiative to enable and encourage students to safely walk and bicycle to school, and a current program to install sidewalks on a portion of U.S. Route 22 that passes through the borough, as examples of North Plainfield’s commitment.

North Plainfield will now receive $2,000 to purchase bicycle racks. Hollod said that the NJHCN grant was a key factor in the decision. “Grant funding for bike racks for the borough was an incentive for us, and helped us make the decision to act,” he said.

Healthier Somerset congratulates North Plainfield on its commitment to Complete Streets and to a healthier community!

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