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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 →

Somerset County Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Somerset County Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Somerset County has adopted a Complete Streets Policy after passing a resolution on October 11, 2016. The policy aims to create street corridors that safely accommodate road users of all ages and abilities for all trips, and the policy applies to all road and bridge projects undertaken by the County. It requires the establishment of a checklist of pedestrian, bicycle,…read more →

BPRC Welcomes New Staff Member Lisa Cintron

BPRC Welcomes New Staff Member Lisa Cintron

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center’s is happy to announce the arrival of our newest staff member, Lisa Cintron! Lisa joins the team as a Research Project Coordinator. Lisa is enthusiastic about her return to Rutgers, having graduated from Bloustein in 2014. She comes most recently from a research position with PlanSmartNJ where she managed the Guide to…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 1 – October 13, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 1 – October 13, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Princeton intends to be a ‘Street Smart’ town September 29, 2016 – CentralJersey.com Put the Brakes on Fatalities day to be part of Traffic Safety Awareness Month October 1, 2016 – NewJerseyHills.com Bringing a city to the sidewalk…read more →

Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Released

Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Released

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has published the Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in collaboration with the City of Trenton. The plan is intended to guide and influence bikeway policies, programs, and development standards. The goal is to make bicycling in downtown Trenton safer, more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for all bicyclists. The ultimate goal of this plan is to…read more →

E-bikes in New Jersey

E-bikes in New Jersey

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are growing in popularity around the globe. They allow riders to travel farther with less effort than a traditional bicycle, making them ideal for commuters worried about looking unpresentable, riders with mobility issues that make traditional cycling impossible or daunting, and delivery workers with long shifts.[i] Using e-bikes for trips usually made by car can decrease emissions…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovia wraps up 2016 with its fourth event

New Brunswick Ciclovia wraps up 2016 with its fourth event

New Brunswick’s free open streets event, Ciclovia, returns this Sunday for its final event of 2016. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2, multiple streets in downtown New Brunswick will be converted into car-free avenues. Along the route, pedestrians, bicyclists, and everyone in-between are invited to enjoy streets at their leisure. Participants will be able to walk, run,…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed September 1 – September 30, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed September 1 – September 30, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines All 523 fatal crashes in N.J. last year on a single map September 13, 2016 – NJ.com Road Warrior: Why are road deaths becoming more commonplace? September 15, 2016, NorthJersey.com 4 questions about crosswalks that you wanted answered…read more →