As a bicycle accident attorney and avid cyclist, I am all too familiar with the problems created by New Jersey’s roadways, with their notoriously narrow shoulders, winding roadways, and other hazards. Fortunately, more and more of our townships are adopting ordinances which include “complete streets” policy provisions. Among the latest to do so, is Hopewell Township in Mercer County, which reportedly introduced an ordinance with such a policy provision in a recent meeting in June, 2014.
Complete Streets policies require newly constructed roadway projects to incorporate bike lanes, sidewalks and other such features to insure the roads meet the needs of all users — that is, bicyclists and pedestrians as well as motorists.
If you or a loved one has been injured or affected by a biking hazard, contact Stark & Stark for your free consultation.