The Borough Council looks to make local roads more user friendly with the adoption of the ‘Complete Streets’ policy.
The policy adopted at the March 22 meeting, requires the Borough to make necessary accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. Some examples of accommodations include adding accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, countdown pedestrian signals, curb extensions, and more, in order to fulfill the New Jersey Department of Transportations definition of a complete street.
In previous years, the Borough prepared a Local Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan with grant funding from the state and from the Department of Transportation. According to the resolution, the newly adopted policy would only enhance the town's pervious measures taken to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, children, older citizens, non-drivers and the mobility challenged.
The resolution states that “Freehold Borough supports this ‘Complete Streets’ initiative and wishes to reinforce its commitment to creating a comprehensive, integrated, connected street network that safely accommodates all road users of all abilities and for all trips.”