The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will sponsor the annual Safe Routes Academy each Thursday in September.
The NJ Safe Routes Academy features free online sessions to help participants make their communities more walk- and bike-friendly for all users of all abilities. It's designed for parents, teachers, students, municipal leaders, local volunteers, and anyone else interested in improving conditions for walking and bicycling. Learn about the best practices and resources that you can use to increase safety and accessibility in your community.
The Sept. 21 session will highlight Complete and Green Streets Policies, focusing on how to adopt and implement a policy. Together, Complete Streets, Safe Routes to School, and Zero Deaths Initiatives create a roadmap for safe and sustainable transportation. This session will explore the intersection between Safe Routes to School, Zero Deaths Initiatives, and the Safe Systems Approach and how they are increasingly informing safety plans and street designs to improve conditions for walking and bicycling and ensuring safer streets for all.