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Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 30th – May 13th, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 30th – May 13th, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Local Residents Opt to Bike to Work this Month New Jersey Herald – May 13, 2016 Highlands Greenway Study Reviewed by EC in West Milford North Jersey – May 12, 2016 It’s Beginning to Feel a lot Like Bicycle Week Nyack News & Views – May 12, 2016 Newark to host ceremony for bike tour honoring fallen…read more →

Pemberton Township Has New Complete Streets Policy and Plan

Pemberton Township Has New Complete Streets Policy and Plan

The township of Pemberton recently released its new Complete Streets Policy and Plan, putting forth a framework to guide municipal and county decisions concerning roadway improvements, as well as providing direction to public officials in establishing Township-wide Complete Street priorities, performance targets, and specific action items. Along with a Complete Streets policy, Pemberton has included a detailed plan of guidelines…read more →

Bike Share – Not Just for the Big City

Bike Share – Not Just for the Big City

It seems like every year is a banner year for bike share systems in America’s largest cities. New York’s Citi Bike saw an impressive 24% increase in annual trips last year, breaking the 10 million trip mark. Capital Bikeshare, which serves the Washington DC area, continues to expand its service area and membership. However, these relative colossi are not the…read more →

Metuchen Healthy Kids Day

Metuchen Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday April 30, New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion attended Healthy Kids Day at the Metuchen YMCA. This year marks 25 years since YMCA began the Healthy Kids Day Initiative, an event that is celebrated across the country and engages over 1.2 million people. The purpose of the day is to improve health for kids and families by creating active…read more →

Report Wrap-Up: <i>Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures</i>

Report Wrap-Up: Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures

News Spotlight: April 16th – May 2nd “Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures,” PeopleForBikes, March 2016 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a new guidebook to help communities develop performance measures for bicycle and pedestrian planning in March 2016, Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures. Unlike traditional automobile planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning has lacked performance management…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 16th – May 2nd, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 16th – May 2nd, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Will new signs make Newton crosswalks safer? New Jersey Herald – April 28, 2016 ‘Caught You’ initiative promotes bike safety in Salem County NJ.com – April 26, 2016 Tour de Franklin raises $78K for N.J. food bank NJ.com – April 26, 2016 Westfield honors school crossing guards NJ.com – April 22, 2016 Flemington Pedestrian Safety Campaign Wrapping…read more →

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

Residents and visitors to New Brunswick recently enjoyed the first Ciclovia of 2016 on April 24th. The popular “open streets” event makes 4 miles of roadways available for people to walk, run, bicycle, and play, free from vehicular traffic. Attendees enjoyed a wide range of activities along with spectacular sunshine and a perfect temperature. Check out some of our favorite…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 2nd – April 15th, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 2nd – April 15th, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Jersey City Council Adopts Law Aimed at Hoboken Bike Share NJ.com – April 14, 2016 Springfield Friends Plan Coast-to-Coast Cycle Ride to Help Women in Ethiopia Springfield News-Leader – April 12, 2016 Cape May Receives Grant Funding for City Improvements Shore News Today – April 10, 2016 New Study: Morristown Streets, Safe for Pedestrians Tap Into.Net –…read more →

Millburn Ready to Break Ground on Complete Streets

Millburn Ready to Break Ground on Complete Streets

Millburn is officially ready to break ground on its Complete Streets initiative. On March 15, the Essex County township unanimously approved a bond ordinance for $8.2 million, and will make a down payment of $391,000 to get the project rolling. Millburn mayor Ted Bourke, who has been involved with the project since its conception in 2014, hopes to begin construction…read more →