Schools and districts across New Jersey have implemented ways to reduce the number of motor vehicles in school zones, slow driving speeds, and minimize potential conflicts and crashes. These school zone strategies represent inexpensive and flexible approaches to improving safety that prioritize vulnerable populations like children, seniors, and people traveling on foot or bike.
This paper addresses four solutions (Satellite Drop-Off, Temporary Road Closure, Temporary One-Ways, and School Streets) and presents case studies demonstrating how these strategies have been designed and successfully
employed in school zones throughout New Jersey. It is important to note that these strategies are most effective when implemented alongside other Safe Routes programs, such as walk to school events and safety lessons for students. Together, these strategies and programs can successfully build a community culture of walking and bicycling. When seeking to implement school zone strategies, it is also important to note that any changes to roadways along state and county roads require input from the respective road owners.
Read the full report: School Zone Safety Strategies