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NJ Walks and Bikes

What Makes for Great Bicycle Parking?

What Makes for Great Bicycle Parking?

As any avid bicyclist will tell you, not all bicycle racks are created equal. The best bicycle racks are intuitive to use, well lit, protected from the elements, and close to the desired destination. Well designed bicycle parking tell bicyclists “Hey, you’re welcome here!” On the other hand, there are bicycle racks that might as well not exist. Many designs are unintuitive,…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 5, 2017 – February 3, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 5, 2017 – February 3, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Waterfront walkway around Hudson County slowly but surely progressing Jan. 4, 2017 – NJ.com Editorial: More people getting killed on NJ roads Jan. 5, 2017 – App.com More States [including NJ] Are Looting Federal Funds for Walking and…read more →

BPRC at TRB: 2017 Preview

BPRC at TRB: 2017 Preview

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting will take place next week, January 8-12, 2017, in Washington, DC. Over 12,000 transportation professionals from more than 70 countries will be in attendance. The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center will be well represented.  All papers, presentations, and posters from meeting sessions will be available online after the event on the TRB website. In…read more →

BPRC’s Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Highlights of 2016

BPRC’s Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Highlights of 2016

The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2016’s achievements in active transportation and complete streets, in no particular order. Complete Streets Update: 134 New Jersey municipalities and 8 counties across the state have now implemented Complete Streets policies. In 2016, 11 municipalities, as well as Somerset County, passed new Complete Streets ordinances. Over 3.5 million New Jersey…read more →

Progress Report: Borough of Bay Head Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Progress Report: Borough of Bay Head Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Things are moving along for bicyclists and pedestrians in the Borough of Bay Head, New Jersey. In December of 2015, the Ocean County municipality and popular shore destination adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan under the guidance of Complete Streets visioning.  Seven months later, in July of 2016, Bay Head Momentum, a local non-profit interested in promoting “health and…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed November 11- December 9, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed November 11- December 9, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Morristown starts $300k traffic study, Nov. 14 November 11, 2016 – MorristownGreen.com Camden County bike-share program helping people get to work November 13, 2016 – NewsWorks.org Irvington’s ‘Bike Man’ is a community fixture November 15, 2016 – NJ.com…read more →

Give Thanks & Give Back, Recycle your Bicycle

Give Thanks & Give Back, Recycle your Bicycle

Have you ever found yourself in a garage that looks more like a bicycle graveyard? Whether you have outgrown a bike, switched styles or upgraded, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with a couple bicycles hanging around in the basement. Rather than holding onto them, donating is a great way to clear out your space, recycle, help someone in need…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 14 – November 11, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 14 – November 11, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Hoboken PD to launch ‘Walk Safe’ pedestrian campaign October 17, 2016 – Patch.com Opinion: Boy’s death a call to action (again) against jitney bus drivers October 18, 2016 – NJ.com Speeding targeted on Bernards Township Road October 17,…read more →

What to look for when purchasing a used bicycle

What to look for when purchasing a used bicycle

Purchasing a bicycle can be difficult, as an individual needs to find a product that best suits their needs. However, buying a used bicycle adds another layer of complexity to the process. It is impossible to know what the prior owner used the bicycle for, and it may be difficult to tell what condition the bicycle is in. A used bicycle…read more →