The Borough of Manville announces the conclusion of its Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign conducted by the Manville Police Department with assistance from RideWise. The campaign was conducted last May and was the second Street Smart campaign in Manville.
The 2019 Street Smart Manville campaign included 144.5 man hours of pedestrian enforcement activities by the Manville Police, who received funding through a NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety grant. Pedestrian behaviors significantly improved and awareness of pedestrian safety messages increased throughout Manville as a result of the campaign. At the second target location – the area around S. Main Street, Thomas J Kascheck Boulevard, Washington Avenue and Dakota Street – the number of pedestrians who used the crosswalk increased 27 percent after the campaign, and the number of pedestrians who crossed mid-block decreased 15 percent. According to surveys distributed before and after the campaign, the number of people who had seen pedestrian safety messages in Manville increased 16 percent.
To read the final report and learn more about the Street Smart Manville campaign, click here.