Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Plainfield Kicks Off Year-Long Pedestrian Safety Campaign

The City of Plainfield kicked off a year-long Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign during National Night Out Tuesday, August 2.

The campaign is being conducted in partnership with the city's Planning and Police departments, the Plainfield School District and EZ Ride Transportation Management Association. The city received a Pedestrian Safety, Education and Enforcement Grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

Street Smart NJ is a public education initiative, created by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), which aims to change the behaviors that contribute to pedestrian-vehicle crashes.

"I want to thank EZ Ride for managing this campaign with the Plainfield Police Department," said Union County Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski, who serves on the NJTPA Board of Trustees. "Street Smart makes a difference by changing the behaviors of drivers and pedestrians that contribute to crashes."

More than 200 communities have participated in Street Smart since it started in 2013, including 13 in Union County.