The Borough of Manville is the fifth most populous municipality in Somerset County, and has a walkable downtown. Manville’s Main Street is also serviced by Somerset County’s SCOOT buses and is a road that experiences heavy traffic. Manville adopted a Complete Streets policy in 2015 and several Borough schools participate in RideWise’s Safe Routes to School programming.
The Borough of Manville and the Manville Police Department partnered with RideWise on a Street Smart campaign during May 2018. The campaign resulted in increased awareness of the Street Smart messages, with awareness of the Use Crosswalks message increasing 60 percent. There was also an improvement in some pedestrian behaviors; at Main Street and Brooks Boulevard, the rate of pedestrians who deviated from the crosswalk decreased 85 percent while the number of pedestrians who jaywalked decreased 62 percent.
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