Make Bergen Ave a Complete Street: Clean, Green, and Safe

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This petition asks the City of Jersey City to address the issues the community has identified on Bergen Avenue between John F Kennedy Blvd and Montgomery St. Our goal is to make Bergen Ave a complete street and an improved space for the community that is clean, green, and safe for all.

Who?  
You! We invite all residents, businesses, community groups, and commuters who live around and utilize Bergen Avenue to sign this petition.

Where?
½ Mile of Bergen Ave between McGinley Square and Journal Square.  This is the heart of the neighborhood and hosts grocery stores, two schools, and three places of worship.

What?  
We are asking the city to improve Bergen Ave to be a complete street.  A complete street is a road design that values all users equally.  Children, cars, bikes, pedestrians, transit riders, and elderly should all be able to use the road safely. We should use the road redesign as an opportunity to add more open space, greenery, traffic calming, and safety enhancements.

Why?  
The current configuration of Bergen Ave is unsafe.  It allows for high speeds, long crossing distances, and conflict between cars and pedestrians.  Also, a clean green and safe corridor will be an asset for a neighborhood that lacks open space.

When?  
New development is coming to the neighborhood every day.  Now is the time for smart infrastructure to handle the increased population.  Temporary improvements like paint and plants can be done quickly.  The long term goal is a permanent complete street.

 

Learn more: https://www.bergenave.com/ 



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