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Our Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Moments of 2014

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2014’s highlights of Complete Streets projects and active transportation in New Jersey. The resource center has published several reports documenting bicycle infrastructure and the state has surpassed 100 Complete Streets policies within the past year, continuing the state’s goal of becoming a multimodal-friendly state. The year started off with the…read more →

How Copenhagen’s Policy Failure Led to Infrastructure Success

How Copenhagen’s Policy Failure Led to Infrastructure Success

Copenhagen and Congestion Failure The Danish capital of Copenhagen is often referred to as a “biking beacon,” with its world-class bicycling infrastructure. The city and its surrounding suburbs contain dozens of miles of bike paths connecting residents to their workplaces. While its bicycling infrastructure is well known, its latest innovation regarding the expansion of the network is less publicized but…read more →

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 →

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