Through the support of an NJDOT planning grant, the Borough worked for more than a year to develop a plan to improve its walkability and bikeability. The Planning Board at their August 6, 2019 meeting adopted the final Bike/Ped Plan, prepared for the Borough by WSP, and many short and long-term recommendations from it were incorporated into the Borough’s 2019 Master Plan Reexamination Report.
WSP’s work was guided by a Bike/Ped Plan Steering Committee, which included representatives from: the Mayor’s Office, the Safe Walking & Cycling Committee (SWACC), the Adminstrator’s Office, Borough Council, Main Street Highland Park (MSHP), the Planning Board and Public Safety. The steering committee sought out community feedback twice – once during a feedback session at the Reformed Church of Highland Park in March 2019 and again at an open public meeting in June 2019. The plan was also circulated via social media and email and comments were accepted via email. WSP took into consideration all feedback given at these meetings and via email in order to pull together the final plan that the Planning Board adopted.