Is Asbury Park A Strong Town? Here’s The Test
Think of the reasons that you love Asbury Park. Four cities were in the semi-final round of The Strongest Town. (Voting is now closed, and results are in as of April 6. Stay tuned.). Would Asbury Park someday be able to see our name on this list? Could we win? Take a look at the The Strong Towns Strength Test. Click on the underlined questions for details. How do you think we would score? Asbury Park might only score a 1 out of 10 right now – We have work to do, but with your support of APCSC advocacy we are moving in the right direction!
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Strong Towns Strength Test
We understand that cities are complex, adaptable systems that defy easy or precise measurement, so we asked ourselves: are there simple observations we use to signal that a city is either a strong town or on its way to becoming one? If you went to a place and had a little bit of time, could you scratch the surface and get a sense of how strong and resilient it was?
Here are ten simple questions we call the Strong Towns Strength Test. A Strong Town should be able to answer “yes” to each of these questions. (Click on the underlined questions to read a step-by-step guide for answering that question.)
Getting Around In Asbury Park
Lot’s happening in the world of transportation and getting around in Asbury Park! Find out about it in the Asbury Park Sun.
NAVIGATING ASBURY PARK
TRANSPORTATION UPDATES INCLUDE ELECTRIC CAR SHARING, VETTING A SCOOTER SHARE, PARKING METERS & STREET WORK
Navigating Asbury Park’s streets and parking is paramount, particularly during the peak season. In advance of the spring and summer uptick, here are a few updates:
Electric car sharing stations, complete with charging docks.
parking meters – a switch to pay by plate.
The Main Street Road Diet project’s paving and striping moves to between Deal Lake Drive and Asbury Avenue on Friday, 3/29.
Read more about it…
HEALTHIER ROADS IN THE NEW YEAR: Starting With A Road Diet
By now most residents of Asbury Park know of the term “road diet”. We have all experienced the bumps along the way as the work continues repairing and upgrading Main Street as we anticipate the final stage of striping the lanes. Many people are familiar with Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition’s campaign to #SlowTheCars . For the new year, our initiative is to share and educate about the health, economic and cultural benefits of a safe Main Street, and traffic calming measures throughout the city, “Complete Streets” to make streets safe for everyone, especially the most vulnerable: people who ride bikes and walk.
Let’s start here:
ENVISIONING A BETTER MAIN STREET
What is a Road Diet? Why the need for a Road Diet? Beyond The Road Diet.
New Year’s Resolutions and Your Roadways
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