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John F. Kennedy Boulevard Safety Corridor Study

Helping solve the fundamental issues causing crashes in a community through safety improvements

  • 13.5

    Mile Arterial

  • Hudson County, New Jersey

    Hudson County, New Jersey

Building a framework to reduce crash risk and cultivate public awareness of safety issues

Located in Hudson County, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy Boulevard is a 13.5-mile (21.7-kilometre), four-lane arterial that saw more than 4,000 crashes from 2014 to 2016. The County engaged us as part of a team to conduct a study under a corridor-wide effort to examine the fundamental causes of the crashes and determine how the County might reduce crash severity.

Our team worked alongside a technical advisory committee with representatives from Hudson County, the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), local municipalities, and other stakeholder groups. We then conducted walkability audits on the selected corridor segments to share crash data findings and solicit information on potential countermeasures. Pairing the collected data with feedback from community stakeholders allowed our team to craft recommendations for strategic design strategies as part of the final road safety audit reports.

This study identified five areas on the NJTPA’s screening list of the Hudson County network in need of crash countermeasure investment. Recommendations included the incorporation of high visibility crosswalks, pedestrian intervals, road diets, pedestrian-scale lighting, and protected-only phasing for left turns at signals.

At a Glance

  • Hudson County
Meet Our Team

Adam Catherine, Principal

Traffic engineering is an art requiring creativity to address and balance the complexities embedded within every transportation problem.

Kati DiRaimondo, Associate, Traffic Engineer

I became a traffic engineer because no matter who you are, your mode of transport and travel times impact your life—I find that fascinating.
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Matthew Maher, Senior Associate

Safety is a core tenet of our company, as well as my area of expertise, to design roads, sidewalks, and bike lanes that get us home safely.

Emily Valentino, Principal

Safety is the backbone of any transportation project. With it, projects can flourish and realize their true potential.

Adam Catherine


Kati DiRaimondo

Associate, Traffic Engineer

Matthew Maher

Senior Associate

Emily Valentino


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