Somerville is the county seat of Somerset County, and is home to a busy downtown with numerous stores and restaurants. Somerville is a walkable community where residents and visitors can easily access transit options, such as the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line from the Somerville Train Station and the county’s SCOOT and CAT buses.
The education and enforcement components of the Somerville Street Smart campaign occurred between June 1 and July 30, 2017. Pedestrian and driver behavior improved as a result of the campaign, with the rate of drivers stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks increasing by 23 percent. There was also a 10 percent increase in the rate of cyclists obeying traffic laws and a four percent increase in the rate of pedestrians using the crosswalks.
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