WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield was recognized at the recent New Jersey Complete Streets 2015 Summit for its Complete Streets policy, which promotes safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and other users of its roads.

In 2013, the Westfield Town Council passed a resolution stating that all public roadway, public right-of-way and public facility projects, both new construction and reconstruction, undertaken by the town of Westfield shall continue to be planned, designed and constructed in accordance with the Complete Streets philosophy whenever feasible in order to safely accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit users and motorized vehicles operators and their passengers of all ages and abilities.

“It’s really a great thing,” Town Administrator Gildea told the town council members at a conference meeting Tuesday. “We’re one of the few towns in the state that has a policy like this.”

Click here to learn about Complete Streets policies from the National Complete Streets Coalition.