Why do we need Complete Streets?
From a safety standpoint, Millburn has had an unfortunate history of auto and pedestrian accidents - over 140 in just 4 years at our Main Street intersections alone. For years, downtown Millburn has had main roadways with pervasive speeding problems. We had left turn patterns in the center of our downtown that were the root of recurring vehicle and pedestrian collisions. There were dangerously narrow sidewalks and dangerously long crosswalks for pedestrians to traverse our streets and intersections. We’ve had a downtown that prioritized vehicular traffic over all other uses, making it unsafe for pedestrian movement and necessitating a better balance between traffic and pedestrian needs.
From an infrastructure standpoint, our downtown has been in serious need of improvement. We have lived with a patchwork of inconsistent hardscape, failing sidewalk and roadway materials, cluttered and confusing signage, and we had a downtown infrastructure that for all intents and purposes has been functionally obsolete with respect to today’s thinking on how a downtown should function and serve its users.

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1. What is Complete Streets?
2. Why do we need Complete Streets?
3. What are the objectives of the Millburn Complete Streets initiative?
4. What are the key features of Complete Streets?
5. What were the steps taken to implement Complete Streets?
6. What is the status of the Complete Streets project?
7. What benefits have we already seen from Complete Streets?
8. Will there be more parking when Complete Streets is completed?
9. Will there be parallel parking downtown when Complete Streets is done?
10. What is reverse angle parking?
11. Why did we engineer the corner turns to be slightly tighter with the new Complete Streets design?
12. Has the design been engineered to ensure that trucks and emergency vehicles can make all of the required turning movements?
13. Have the trees been eliminated from Millburn Avenue or elsewhere in the downtown?
14. What separates the parallel parking spaces from the sidewalk when Complete Streets is completed?
15. Will there be parking meters downtown when Complete Streets is completed?
16. Who is responsible for shoveling the sidewalk in front on my property?
17. Where should snow be placed when shoveling?
18. Is there a particular ice melt or deicer that should be used on the concrete sidewalks and granite areas?
19. Who will remove snow from the flexible (concrete) parking spaces?
20. Who will plow Millburn Avenue?
21. What work has been done since the start of the project?