In Bicycling, health, pedestrians, Public Health, Safety, Street Smart NJ, Transportation


Greater Mercer TMA collaborates with communities to conduct Pedestrian Road Safety Audits (PRSAs) and produces an audit report containing suggestions for enhancing the safety of all road users based on the audit team’s observations of roadway conditions. Municipalities can use the report and recommendations to seek funding for road safety improvements. In 2021, Little Egg Harbor invited the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) to perform a PRSA along Radio Road to improve the corridor’s safety and walkability. The audit along Radio Road extended for just over three miles, from Mathison Road to Graveling Point Beach.

Work on the PRSA began with Greater Mercer TMA conducting background analyses to document the corridor’s existing conditions. Information collected included: crash data, traffic volumes, area demographics, and land use context. The walk audit took place in November 2021 with a nine-person multidisciplinary team. In March 2024, Little Egg Harbor Township was awarded $2,320,000.00 for pedestrian safety improvements along Radio Road, including new sidewalks, ADA-compliant ramps, crosswalks, bike lanes, and signage.

“This was a joint effort to keep our pedestrians safe, to increase outdoor fitness and wellness, and it connects the township, literally, from the pinelands to the bay,” Mayor Blaise Scibetta shared in a public statement. “Thank you to Congressman Van Drew, an advocate and true community leader for all of South Jersey, the Ocean County Commissioners and the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association for assisting in Little Egg Harbor Township receiving this award.”

Pedestrian safety has been a top priority for the township committee members. The township has secured a Safe Routes to School grant, a state Department of Transportation Local Aid Grant, and a federal Radio Road Pedestrian Safety grant. These grants will enhance the network of sidewalks and crosswalks throughout the town.

Read the full press release from The Sand Paper here.

Contact us for more information about conducting a PRSA in Mercer and Ocean County communities.



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