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OCEAN CITY, N.J.: This Family Resort recently received the State of New Jersey’s “Complete Streets Excellence Award.” The City was commended “for instituting an all encompassing program to provide a “safe, multi-modal transportation system that is accessible to all.”

The transportation system of “honoree communities” must accommodate transit-riders, pedestrians, and cyclists as well as motorists. Roads must be safe for children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities as well as able-bodied adults. New Jersey’s “Complete Streets Movement” seeks to institutionalize these principles in all state communities.

 

Ocean City was one of only six entities in the State to receive the Complete Streets Excellence Award. Others included New Brunswick, County of Passaic, Camden, Hoboken and Borough of Highland Park.

“This award is a tribute to the City and individuals and groups that worked on projects to keep our streets safe for all,” said Mayor Jay A. Gillian. “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.”

                                                      

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