The South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), in partnership with Cumberland County, and the Cities of Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton, is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan for Cumberland County. Bicycle and pedestrian safety is a pressing issue. The county has high bicycle and pedestrian volumes, and an unacceptably high number of crashes – 65% of bicycle and pedestrian crashes were injury crashes, and 5% were fatal. The goal of this plan is to advance multiple bicycle and pedestrian safety projects on county and local roadways, within Vineland, Millville, and Bridgeton. The Plan will:
- Prioritize locations with the greatest bicycle and pedestrian safety needs
- Develop crash and speed reduction strategies
- Prepare bicycle and pedestrian projects for New Jersey’s Local Safety Program
By employing a strategic, data-driven, and community-driven approach to project identification and advancement, this plan will serve as a model for improving bicycle and pedestrian safety in the South Jersey region.
Why Vineland, Millville, and Bridgeton?
Vineland, Millville, and Bridgeton contain over two-thirds of the county’s 157,000 residents, with the remainder of the county dominated by less populated farmland or woodlands. The rural nature of the county, combined with an abundance of natural resources and preserved land, tends to concentrate walking and biking trips within the three cities – 91% of bicycle and pedestrian crashes are concentrated in the county’s three urban centers.
Bike and pedestrian: Crashes, fatalities, and injuries (2012-2016)
Stay connected/get involved!
Public outreach is an essential component of this Plan. The project team asks that you participate in the Mapping Exercise, a tool that allows you to report on current conditions of the top high crash corridors found within Vineland, Millville, and Bridgeton. Your feedback will help the team select priority locations. To participate in the Mapping Exercise, please click the button to the right of the screen.
The project team will also host in person events come January 2019. Event dates and details will be posted here and on SJTPO social media pages at a later time.
This outreach video, also available in Spanish, was created to provide background on bicycle and pedestrian statistics within the focus area as well as to detail the steps of the project, including having residents partake in the selection of project locations and safety countermeasures.
This project is in partnership with…
The South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the City of Vineland, the City of Millville, and the City of Bridgeton.