South Bound Brook adopts Complete Streets program to foster public health

Mike Deak | Bridgewater Courier News
October 6, 2918

SOUTH BOUND BROOK – The borough is literally taking steps to improve the health of its residents.

It’s become the 13th of Somerset County’s 21 municipalities to participate in the state’s Complete Streets program that promotes roads designed for safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders.

The adoption of the program continues the borough’s participation in the “Building Bridges to Better Health” initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to foster a “culture of health” in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook. The program is administered by Healthier Somerset.

READ: Healthier Somerset: Culture of health in Bound Brook, South Bound Brook

READ: Somerset County – the healthiest county in New Jersey?

“Complete Streets ensures that South Bound Brook’s transportation policies support active, healthy lifestyles among our residents,” said Mayor Caryl Shoffner. “South Bound Brook is a walkable, livable community, and we are completely supportive of this initiative.”

“Healthier Somerset applauds Mayor Shoffner and the South Bound Brook Borough Council for their support of Complete Streets,” said Serena Collado, director, Community Health, RWJSomerset and convener of Healthier Somerset. “By approving and implementing transportation policy initiatives that encourage healthy activities such as walking and bike riding, South Bound Brook officials are improving public health in their town.”

Staff Writer Mike Deak: 908-243-6607; mdeak@mycentraljersey.com

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