Millburn, NJ’s “Complete Streets” Program Wins Award for Excellence

Parklets were added to downtown Millburn destinations as a spot for pedestrians to gather and relax.

“This project is helping to create a safer, more user-friendly and vibrant downtown. We have seen a reduction in accidents, decreased speeds on main streets and greater accessibility to all of our incredible businesses for all residents.” – Millburn Township Mayor Cheryl Burstein

Millburn Township announced today that its Complete Streets program will be given the Complete Streets Excellence award at the 2017 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit held at Rutgers University on October 24, 2017. The award recognizes a municipality that has demonstrated excellence in Complete Streets policy development and implementation.

The award will be presented by the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs at the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to Millburn Township Mayor Cheryl Burstein and other local officials.

“We are gratified that our Township will receive a Complete Streets Excellence award,” says Millburn Township Mayor Cheryl Burstein. “This project is helping to create a safer, more user-friendly and vibrant downtown. We have seen a reduction in accidents, decreased speeds on main streets and greater accessibility to all of our incredible businesses for all residents.”

Millburn Township was selected because of the scale of changes it has made to the town in accordance with Complete Streets policy, including parklets, streetscaping and widened sidewalks.

“Millburn’s commitment to a comprehensive Complete Streets design and implementation is impressive. The township is not only investing in safety improvements, but creating a vibrant and active downtown for all to enjoy. We are proud to honor them with this award,” says Charles Brown, chair of the 2017 Complete Streets Summit Planning Committee.

Previously, excellence awards have gone to the Township of Montclair, City of Lambertville, City of Hoboken, and the City of New Brunswick.

The $8.2 million Complete Streets program was adopted by Millburn Township in 2014 to update a functionally obsolete downtown infrastructure and make roadways…

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