Super Bowl LII: February 2, 2020: Don’t Fumble: Tackle drunk driving before the clock starts! Kickoff to America’s favorite pastime is just about ready to start. When it comes to Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan and… Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk! Let’s get you home safe: Designate a sober driver-and wear your seat belts. It’s your best defense in a crash.
Are you interested in learning how your streets can be safer, promote health and help boost the local economy?
Come to one of three complete streets training sessions offered by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and Sustainable Jersey.
These sessions are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about complete streets, including municipal officials, planners, engineers, community groups and the general public.
Complete streets are designed for all users, all modes of transportation, and all ability levels. They balance the needs of drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, emergency responders, and goods movement based on the community’s needs. While improved safety for people walking and bicycling is one of the primary benefits of complete streets improvements, there are many other positive outcomes. Complete streets strategies can help improve the health of a community by encouraging people to walk and bike, bolster the local economy by generating foot traffic in business districts and provide greater mobility options among other things.
This free training will provide an overview of complete streets and the many resources available to assist local officials and community members in advancing complete streets initiatives.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
One Newark Center – 17th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rowan College of South Jersey – Cumberland Campus
The George P. Luciano Family Center for Public Service – Forum Room
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
In addition to the above training sessions, the NJTPA, VTC and Sustainable Jersey will be offering free complete streets technical assistance services to municipalities in the NJTPA region through a competitive program. For additional information visit http://bit.ly/2019CompleteStreets.
National Work Zone Awareness Week-April 8-12, 2019: Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility! National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. Learn more:http://www.nwzaw.org/ For Best Driving tips: https://jerseydrives.com/home-2/tips/
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: For the past decade, distracted driving has taken U.S. roadways by storm, endangering not only distracted drivers, but their passengers, people in other vehicles and pedestrians. For more information, facts and toolkits, please click here
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Alcohol Awareness Month: April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about alcohol and the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. Driving after drinking is deadly. Yet it still continues to happen across the U.S. If you drive while impaired, you could get arrested, or worse—be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death. Learn more at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving