A Vision for Safety: The New Jersey Highway Strategic Safety Plan

A Vision for Safety: The New Jersey Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Wednesday, June 2, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

New Jersey’s vision is to achieve zero deaths on all public roads. Join us for an update on the New Jersey 2020 Strategic Highway Safety Plan which includes goals, objectives, performance measures and a specific bicycle and pedestrian emphasis area to guide safety programs and investments and help reduce highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. This wide-ranging plan focuses not only on physical improvements to the roadway system in order to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes, but also includes education and outreach efforts aimed at changing road user behavior to promote a culture of safety.

Session Materials:

NJ 2020 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Final Report


Catherine Bull

Catherine Bull – Research Project Coordinator, Voorhees Transportation, Rutgers University

Catherine Bull is a Research Project Coordinator at the Voorhees Transportation Center. As part of the NJ Safe Routes Resource Center, she is the  Coordinator for the New Jersey Crossing Guard Training and Resources Program and provides research support on various topics related to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Catherine contributes to work on the Technology Transfer and Implementation Program for NJDOT. The Program promotes innovation and knowledge transfer among New Jersey’s transportation stakeholders. She holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.


Bill Riviere

Bill Riviere – Safe Routes Coordinator, NJDOT Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

William Riviere is a Principal Planner and the Safe Routes to School Coordinator with the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs. As the lead administrator of NJDOT’s Local Technical Assistance Program for bicycle and pedestrian projects, Bill provides guidance and expertise in creating streets as corridors for all modes of transportation for all ages and abilities. As the statewide Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Bill oversees the technical assistance program working closely with the Safe Routes Resource Center at Rutgers and all eight New Jersey Transportation Management Associations.

Andrew Swords – Director, NJDOT Division of Statewide Planning

Andy Swords serves as the Director of the Division of Statewide Planning at the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). In that role, Andy leads a team responsible for several transportation planning functions, including long range and performance based planning, safety planning and programs, the bicycle and pedestrian and Complete Streets programs, congestion analysis, air quality planning, the Transit Village initiative, State Plan coordination, and the Department’s Research program. Andy has 32 years of experience with NJDOT, and is licensed as a Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey.

Khalid Shaikh – Section Chief, NJDOT Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

Khalid Shaikh is the Project Manager for the development and implementation of the New Jersey 2020 Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Mr. Shaikh has over 20 years of professional public sector experience focused on addressing safety and other transportation needs, working with a wide range of transportation partners and stakeholders. He is responsible for overseeing several federally funded programs under the NJDOT’s Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrians, including the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program, the Transportation Alternatives Program, and the Statewide Planning and Research Program.

Elise Bremer-Nei, AICP, PP – Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, NJDOT Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

Elise Bremer-Nei, AICP, PP is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and a licensed professional planner with the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs. Among other responsibilities, Elise oversees implementation of NJDOT’s Complete Streets Policy and supports updates and improvements to designs and guides for Complete and Green Streets, heads the Bicycle and Pedestrian Emphasis Area team for the State Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and supervises implementation of the statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.