GREENWAY CONNECTIVITY PLAN
The Jersey City Department of Infrastructure, Division of Transportation Planning (DTP) oversees the planning and development of a well-functioning and safe transportation system. Jersey City’s 2019 Let’s Ride JC Bicycle Master Plan called for more than 20 miles of shared-use bike and pedestrian paths (“greenways”) but did not consider how those greenways would connect to each other and to Jersey City sidewalks, bike lanes, and parks. To close the gap, DTP engaged the Capstone team to evaluate and recommend potential greenway connections. The team gained a thorough understanding of the context of Jersey City’s planned and existing greenways through a scan of existing conditions and prior greenway plans, and through public engagement that included key stakeholder interviews, a community survey, and two public workshops. The team also gleaned greenway planning best practices through a comprehensive literature review and greenway case study analysis. These research efforts allowed the team to create a scoring tool to evaluate proposed connections and recommend priority projects, informing the Jersey City Greenway Connectivity Plan.