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Active Commutes: Healthy Lifestyles

Active Commutes: Healthy Lifestyles

As the most urbanized state in the United States, New Jersey is not a stranger to long commutes. Here, as the saying goes, distance is measured in time rather than miles. And while New Jersey residents are familiar to long commutes, research shows they could be detrimental to health. Extensive research looking at commute-related stress has found that lengthy commutes…read more →

Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle ‘Superhighway’

Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle ‘Superhighway’

The phrase “Everything is bigger in Texas” can certainly be applied to the new bicycle ‘superhighway’ planned to connect the northern Texas cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. The 64-mile bicycle ‘superhighway’ improves bicycling access to the urban centers of one of Texas’s most populated regions. In addition to improving bicycling access and safety, the path will  accommodate pedestrians and…read more →

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle commuting has increased in the past decade, but connected bicycle infrastructure networks are not keeping up with the need. The current car-centric roadway system has developed over the last sixty years and the bicycle revolution is just beginning. While many agree that more bicycle infrastructure is necessary, it will take some time to overhaul the road network that has…read more →

Federal Highway Administration Launches Bicycle Safety Guide

Federal Highway Administration Launches Bicycle Safety Guide

The Federal Highway Administration recently launched a new website guide for transportation professionals entitled “Bikesafe”. The website is part of an initiative announced in September to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities on American roads. The initiative aims to addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety, and data collection, with the Bikesafe website being one component. Bikesafe…read more →

New Bike Lock Parking Spots in Montclair Parking Garage

New Bike Lock Parking Spots in Montclair Parking Garage

First, Montclair Township debuted a “Pop Up” bicycle lane on National Bike and Walk to School Day on October 8th. Next, the township furthered its bicycling accessibility and safety by opening its first 24 space bike parking depot on Thursday, October 16th. The parking depot allows commuters to safely lock their bikes inside Montclair’s Bay Street train station parking structure,…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

Today marks the release of the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center final report for the “New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation,” a project funded under the Together North Jersey Local Government Capacity Grant Program. The report documents and evaluates the overall success and effectiveness of New Brunswick’s first Ciclovia, held on October 6, 2013. A Ciclovia is an event where roads are…read more →

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