Collingswood receives $370,000 Safe Streets to Transit funding to improve walkways

Assemblyman Lou Greenwald joined Commissioner Morgan Robinson to welcome state funding to Collingswood to make safety and accessibility improvements for Collingswood pedestrians. The Department of Transportation recently announced Collingswood Borough was one of 19 municipalities to receive grant funding through the Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) program, a program funded through the State Transportation Trust Fund and appropriated in the budget. Collingswood was awarded $370,000.

The grant will improve more than 100 ramps and dozens of intersections. This project will directly answer the requests of residents to fix curbs in disrepair and make neighborhoods safer and more walkable.

"Local Aid funding like Safe Streets to Transit has a meaningful and lasting impact in our neighborhoods," said Collingswood Mayor James Maley. "This kind of partnership with the state allows us to identify needs and make improvements – in this case, these curb installations and repairs will create better walkability to transit and through town and also fulfills direct requests for improved intersections that we received after our last Safe Streets project."

The New Jersey Department of Transportation's SSTT Grant Program provides funds to counties and municipalities to improve mass transit riders' overall safety and accessibility. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis considering the proximity to a transit facility, safety, accessibility, and project need.

"Collingswood is known across South Jersey for its vibrant and walkable downtown, said Majority Leader Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington). This funding will allow for the repair and restoration of more than 100 curb cuts, making it safer for pedestrians and those with mobility challenges alike to access all of the wonderful restaurants, shops, community events, and public transportation Collingswood has to offer.

The Safe Streets to Transit program is one of several grant programs that local governments may apply for funding to improve pedestrian safety. These state-funded programs assist local communities with necessary repairs and safety updates, without burdening the local taxpayer. For more information on New Jersey's Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) please visit