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ITE Journal Publishes “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities”

ITE Journal Publishes “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities”

The September edition of the ITE Journal, from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, includes an article penned by BPRC’s Charles Brown. Titled “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities,” the article states that transportation engineers should pay attention to the personal safety of bicyclists in Black and Hispanic communities.  Using data that BPRC collected across New Jersey…read more →

NJAIM Wraps up Shore Safety Outreach

NJAIM Wraps up Shore Safety Outreach

This summer, the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM) were busy helping NJTPA in promoting safety in various communities along the New Jersey shore. In Bradley Beach, NJTPA had a professional photographer stop by. Check out those pictures below!  

Jersey City’s New Citi Bike Stations: How to Benefit All Neighborhoods Equally

Jersey City’s New Citi Bike Stations: How to Benefit All Neighborhoods Equally

On July 20, 2016 the Jersey Journal reported the rollout of 15 new Citi Bike stations and 150 new bicycles. The Journal states that of these, nine stations will be concentrated in the Eastern, Downtown neighborhood, with the nearby Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood (in the central West) receiving three stations, and the southernmost Greenville and northernmost Heights neighborhoods acquiring a meager two…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed August 15 – September 1, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed August 15 – September 1, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines When must N.J. drivers drop for someone in a crosswalk? August 30, 2016 – NJ.com Back to school: Transportation tips for busy families August 18, 2016 – NJ.com Step up your walking workout! August 31, 2016 – philly.com…read more →

Summary of July New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion Activities

Summary of July New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion Activities

July was a busy month for the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM). As people all across New Jersey hit the beaches and boardwalks, Ambassadors took to the streets to let people know about pedestrian safety. Partnering with Street Smart NJ, a public education and awareness campaign, BPRC’s Ambassadors handed out literature in several Shore communities. On July 8, they…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed July 11, 2016 – August 1, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed July 11, 2016 – August 1, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines U.S. providing $16M to Camden for waterfront development July 29, 2016 – NJ.com Lawrence Hopewell Trail & Mercer County Park Commission hosting 3rd annual Full Moon Ride Aug. 21 July 28, 2016 – NJ.com Safety tips for PokemonGo…read more →

Walk Together: The Benefits of Walking Groups

Walk Together: The Benefits of Walking Groups

Most of us are aware of the benefits that come from walking, yet this basic human function typically learned after one year of life is not utilized in adulthood as much as it could be. Walking has a great amount of health benefits and serves as a mode of transportation. This piece will discuss those benefits in the context of…read more →

What to do After a Bicycle Crash in New Jersey

What to do After a Bicycle Crash in New Jersey

Bicycling is a fun and healthy way to get around. Unfortunately, even if you are the safest bicyclist on the road, you can still end up in a crash. Navigating a crash: Any bicyclist’s worst nightmare Regardless of whether it is a minor crash or a major collision, you should be certain to ensure you have taken appropriate action to…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed June 21, 2016 – July 6, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed June 21, 2016 – July 6, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Road warrior: Ex cop’s push for pedestrian safety comes from personal loss July 1, 2016 – NorthJersey.com Campaign targets preventing pedestrian deaths on Jersey Shore June 30,2016 – NJ.com “Crazy” Design for N.J- NYC pedestrian bridge wins award…read more →

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Over the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the ways in which investments in active transportation spur economic activity, especially in regards to commercial growth, tourism, increased property values, and improved tax revenues. In 2013, the New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the “Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in New Jersey.”  The report…read more →