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Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for December 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for December 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Woodstown crossing guards stop traffic, help students get to the other side – January 15th

New plan promotes walkable downtown for Springfield – January 14th

‘Proper’ roads planned for hillside neighborhood in Frenchtown – January 14th

Plans move forward on Cedar Lane improvements in Teaneck – 14th

State approves Dover bridge project

Daily Record – January 13th

Princeton considers Prospect Avenue improvements to give priority to bicyclists – January 12th

Road Warrior: 2014 safer on the road but deadlier on foot – January 12th

Mercer first to Complete Streets (policies)

West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance – January 10th

County and city to split $299K cost of study to identify potential safety improvements to Livingston Avenue

New Brunswick Today – January 8th

Helping and facilitating the “invisible cyclist”

Walk Bike Jersey – January 8th

Bloomfield ‘Six Points’ improvements appear back on track – January 8th

‘Elevating’ safety?

Hudson Reporter – January 7th

Jersey City one step closer to launching bike-share program with NYC; annual membership estimated at $150 – January 7th

Coalition mulls possibilities for ‘great urban spaces’ along NJ Transit line in Newark, Oranges – January 7th

Appellate court blocks DEP from building road along popular rail trail – January 6th

Burlington County traffic deaths continued to drop in 2014

Burlington County Times – January 5th

The Great Jersey Workout: Let N.J.’s scenery and attractions inspire you to greater fitness in 2015 – January 5th

Distracted pedestrians a factor as NJ car crash deaths rise

CBS Philadelphia – January 5th

The list: New Jersey’s deadliest roads, routes, and highways take a tragic toll – January 5th

Death by walking fuels increase in NJ traffic deaths

Walk Bike Jersey – January 4th

New Jersey traffic deaths spike in 2014 after 2013 low

NBC Philadelphia – January 1st

New Jersey to area residents: Take a hike

Burlington County Times – December 30th

South Park Street earns Downtown New Jersey design award – December 30th

Montclair pedestrian safety committee hosting public meeting Jan. 13

Montclair Patch – December 29th

South Jersey’s pedestrian hostility on full display

South Jerseyist – December 29th

Fair Haven mayor promotes bike paths

The Hub – December 25th

Rockaway Borough Council aims to make improvements for safety – December 24th

Where do you park your bike when visiting Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital?

Walk Bike Jersey – December 23rd

Plan would suspend expanded GWB bike lanes over Hudson River – December 19th

Bogota takes steps to improve pedestrian safety on Palisade Avenue – December 19th

Newark’s bike safety efforts

Mobilizing the Region – December 18th

Hopewell Borough: They’re spinning their wheels at bike shop – December 17th

Engineer says pedestrian bridge in River Edge needs work – December 16th


Crash Report

Man struck by car critically hurt in Freehold – January 15th

Newton woman struck by car in Frankford

New Jersey Herald – January 13th

Pedestrian killed in Cape May County traffic accident – January 12th

Police investigate Parkway crash that injured pedestrian

Asbury Park Press – January 12th

Galloway pedestrian killed in White Horse Pike hit and run – January 10th

Reward offered for info on Newark hit-and-run

New 12 New Jersey – January 9th

Girl, 17, struck by car outside Bayonne High School: police – January 9th

Pedestrian hit while crossing Route 31 in Washington Twp. – January 8th

Newark man arrested in dump truck hit-and-run, authorities say – January 8th

South Plainfield woman, 80, in critical condition after she’s hit by car – January 7th

Woman hit by NJ Transit train in Montclair – January 5th

Teen injured by light rail in Cinnaminson

Burlington County Times – January 3rd

Pedestrian, 64, struck and killed in Belleville, report says – December 30th

10-year-old boy walking to sleepover struck & killed by police cruiser – December 29th

Pedestrian hit by car in New Jersey, killed – December 29th

Middletown police investigating fatal pedestrian accident at Route 35 and Harmony Road – December 29th

Vineland hit-and-run victim hospitalized, Franklinville man charged – December 28th

Teen and baby cousin struck by vehicle near Journal Square – December 26th

Route 17 lanes blocked after pedestrian accident, DOT says – December 26th

Pedestrian death in Clinton is being investigated – December 26th

Car strikes, kills elderly woman as she leaves church on Christmas Eve: Police

NBC Philadelphia – December 25th

Pedestrian Struck by a car in Lakewood – December 24th

Nutley pedestrian is hit on Harrison Street – December 18th

Teaneck police seek driver in hit-and-run – December 16th



The Record: Watch while walking – January 14th

Making pedestrian safety a priority – January 14th

Stop blame game in pedestrian fatalities: Editorial January 2nd

Guest editorial by Alex Kent: ‘Drive with care in Montclair’ – January 1st



Psst: The Dutch already figured out how to build bikeable suburbs

People for Bikes – January 14th

Jay Walder on what’s next for America’s biggest bike-share company – January 14th

In search of places with “Good Bones” – January 13th

Bike Law U: Dooring – January 13th

City hatches plan to raise private money for free bikes for school kids – January 13th

Three street design pros on the golden age of traffic engineering – January 12th

8 reasons you should go on a cross-country bike ride

People for Bikes – January 12th

What does living ‘close’ to transit really mean? – January 12th

Is “safe” road design killing bicyclists and pedestrians? – January 12th

Bikeshare Hawaii welcomes “vacationing bikes” from New York City and Seattle

Metro Oahu – January 12th

New bike paths key in long-range transportation plan

The Salt Lake Tribune – January 9th

Study: What puts cyclists at greatest risk? It’s not what you wear – January 9th

U.S. awareness of protected bike lanes is literally growing exponentially – January 8th

Courtland Milloy is sort of right: Bikes should have their own roadways

Washingtonian – January 7th

As protected bike lane design evolves, new lessons emerge – January 7th

Top 10 tips for developing effective biking & walking advocacy organizations

Alliance for Biking & Walking – January 6th

Oklahoma City weighs 3-foot passing rule – for cyclists, not drivers – January 6th

Pittsburgh sets aside capital money for cycling as part of 10-year plan – January 6th

Pittsburgh bike share plans to start up in the spring

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 5th

Philly bike share program aims for low-cost access

New Jersey Herald – January 4th

What if we calculated level of service for pedestrians? – January 3rd

Three charts for protected bike lane designers to remember in 2015

People for Bikes – January 2nd

Texting while walking is obviously dumb. So why can’t we stop doing it? – December 29th

Cycling advocates pick 10 best new bike lanes in the U.S. – December 22nd

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Decline in Traffic Fatalities in 2013 – December 19th

A year in review: Advocacy Advance – December 19th

Partnership and Persistence: The bike Pittsburgh model grant story

Alliance for Biking & Walking – December 19th

New info about who rides a bike in DC will let us make the city even greater for cyclists

Greater Greater Washington – December 18th

DeFazio, Norton, and Larsen take on dangerous street design – December 18th

2014 recap: Biking & federal policy – December 18th

Injustice at the intersection – December 18th

Using a construction project to predict the effect of a road diet – December 17th

In record year, D.C. builds nine miles of bike lanes

Transportation Nation – December 17th

A southern success story – December 17th

Out: “cycletrack.” In: “protected bikeway.”

Greater Greater Washington – December 16th

Complete Streets engineer and intern run over on a Columbus sidewalk – December 16th

The test of a great bikeway – December 16th



New Video shows how FHWA makes walking, biking safer – January 7th