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Planning Resources

Besides promoting safety information and recreational opportunities for bicyclists, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is also responsible for the plan and design of bicycle facilities on New Jersey highways.

NJDOT offers engineering guidelines, a Master Plan for roadways that are compatible with bicyclists and walkers and a resource center for statewide projects.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files which is available at our state Adobe Acrobat Access page.

2016 New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (pdf 16.1m)
2016 New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Executive Summary (pdf 3.8m)
The 2016 update of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan presents a vision, goals and strategies to achieve a transportation system in which walking and bicycling are routine, convenient and secure throughout the state. With a ten year horizon, the master plan takes a “big picture” perspective and is intended to be a living document that will require ongoing coordination among NJDOT, other state agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), counties, municipalities, nonprofits, consultants, developers, advocates and the general public.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Project
An information clearinghouse and technical resource center that identifies significant bicycle and pedestrian plans, policies and projects throughout New Jersey.

Bike Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design Guidelines (pdf 1.7m)

Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
This is the primary national guidance on planning and design for cyclists, and is available from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) bookstore.

2004 New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (pdf 5.2m)
Phase Two of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan developed an inventory of existing bicycle facilities; provided a list of priority locations for bicycle and pedestrian improvements; and outlined opportunities for improving the bicycle or pedestrian compatibility of existing projects.

 
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