SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), through a program designed to help reduce pedestrian-related motor vehicle accidents, has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Summit Police Department and City of Summit Engineering Division. The grant's funds will be applied to enforcement, education and engineering activities in the downtown Summit Central Retail Business District (CRBD). 

“Pedestrian safety requires a multi-pronged approach that combines smart and inclusive road design, community education, effective enforcement of traffic regulations, and improved road safety,” said Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti.

Bartolotti added, “Walking is an important mode of transport for people who visit and work in downtown Summit, and it is our responsibility to continually ensure that transport systems in Summit take all road users into account. This generous grant from the NJ Department of Transportation will allow the Summit Police Department to improve safety in the downtown for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.” 

For more information on the Summit Police Department and its traffic safety division, visit cityofsummit.org/police.