Road Diet Workshop

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9:00 am - 4:30 pm

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority


NJTPA and Together North Jersey are pleased to partner with FHWA to offer a free one-day workshop that explores how road diets can improve safety, operations, and livability in communities.  The workshop will take place on January 12, 2017 at the offices of NJTPA, located in Newark, NJ.

Seating is LIMITED so you must register ahead of time to attend.  For details and registration information, click here.

Why Choose a road diet?

  • Road diets can make the roadway environment safer for all users. Studies indicate a 19 to 47 percent reduction in overall crashes when a Road Diet is installed.
  • Road diets make efficient use of limited cross sectional area. When planned in conjunction with reconstruction or overlay projects, the safety and operational benefits of Road Diets can be achieved essentially for the cost of restriping pavement lanes.
  • Road diets can make shared spaces more livable and contribute to a community-focused, “Complete Streets” environment.

Who should attend?

  • Transportation Engineers and Planners
  • Pedestrian & Bicycle and Safe Routes to School Coordinators
  • Local Police, Fire, EMS and Transit
  • Community Leaders

Workshop Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the different types of road diets and why they work.
  • Understand the characteristics that make road diets the right choice.
  • Identify roads that are good candidates for road diets.
  • Learn what segment and intersection design elements are affected by a road diet.
  • Practice reallocating street space for other uses, including non-motorized user needs.


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