What are the key features of Complete Streets?
Complete Streets is a comprehensive program meant to improve the safety and vitality of downtown Millburn. There are a variety of innovative design elements incorporated into the plan.
Some of the key safety features of the Complete Streets project include:
• Wider, safer sidewalks for pedestrians
• Safer corners with bump outs and shorter crosswalk distances
• Mid-block crossings
• Traffic calming with improved flow and circulation
• No left turns at high accident intersections
• New and upgraded traffic and pedestrian signals
• Coordinated traffic signal timing (Millburn/Main – Main/Essex – Lackawanna/Essex – Lackawanna/Millburn)
• Designated loading areas
• Reduction of signage clutter and consistent signage
Some of the key infrastructure improvements include:
• Custom designed and landscaped corners
• Granite and basalt pavers and custom benches
• Streetscape details including millstone inlays and a design palate that connects us to our history and identity
• Street trees, rain gardens and native plantings
• Sophisticated design palate with new appointments and street furnishings
• Additional downtown parking
• Reverse angle parking
• New and enhanced LED light fixtures that are dimmable and cost efficient
• Flexible parking areas
• Flexible Main Street event space
• Newly paved and striped downtown streets

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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?