Ocean City Receives Complete Streets Excellence Award

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OCEAN CITY – Ocean City was one of six entities in the state to be honored for implementing a safe transportation system.
New Jersey’s “Complete Streets Movement” aims to enable safe access to streets for all users including transit-riders, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Additionally, streets must be safe for children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and able-bodied adults.
The “Complete Streets Excellence Award” was awarded to Ocean City, New Brunswick, County of Passaic, Camden, Hoboken, and Borough of Highland Park for instituting an all-encompassing program to provide a safe, multi-modal transportation system that is accessible to all.
“This award is a tribute to the City and individuals and groups that worked on projects to keep our streets safe for all,” said Jay A. Gillian, Mayor. “The Police Department, Public Works Department, Bicycle Advocacy Committee, and many others participated to make this award possible. The community’s emphasis on safe street polices is especially important to a tourist destination that experiences huge influxes of vacationers many of whom need extra attention when it comes to street safety.”
For more information about Complete Streets, visit the New Jersey Safe Routes to School website at  http://www.saferoutesnj.org/resources/complete-streets-in-new-jersey/.

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