Access to reliable, efficient, and safe transportation is a critical component of quality of life, economic opportunity, and positive health outcomes. Middlesex County's extensive transportation assets, including accessible public transit service, many state and interstate highways, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities enable residents, visitors, and industry to meet their daily travel needs as well as reach many popular destinations, including major metropolitan and recreational areas. At the same time, parts of the transportation system are congested, inefficient, and incomplete and could better connect to where residents, workers and visitors need to go.
This chapter of the Destination 2040 Strategic Plan will explore ways to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of the transportation system throughout the County. It will also explore options to increase access to transit and equitable, public, and shared mobility options, improve freight transportation, and prepare the County for emerging innovations in transportation such as electric, automated, and connected vehicles. The long term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will also be considered in the development of this chapter.
Topics within Transportation and Mobility include:
Complete Streets, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Safe Routes to School, and Vision Zero
Freight and Goods Movement
Getting Around Middlesex
The Future of Transportation