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The Economic Benefits of Active Transportation

The Economic Benefits of Active Transportation

When promoting active transportation and complete streets infrastructure, health and environmental benefits are easily quantified. Calculating economic benefits can be more difficult. Recently, studies have shown that bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure also bring economic benefits. A study conducted by the League of American Bicyclists in 2009 researched the economic benefits of bicycling for business. The study found that bicycling increases…read more →

NJAIM 7/1 to 7/15 Highlights

NJAIM 7/1 to 7/15 Highlights

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM) NJAIM is the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center’s public outreach team. The team consists of adult ambassadors trained to educate and conduct outreach to bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists to promote safety and active transportation throughout the state of New Jersey. The Ambassadors employ four forms of outreach: event outreach, classroom outreach, on-street…read more →

NJAIM 6/15 to 7/1 Highlights

NJAIM 6/15 to 7/1 Highlights

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion NJAIM NJAIM is the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center’s public outreach team. The team consists of adult ambassadors trained to educate and conduct outreach to bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists to promote safety and active transportation throughout the state of New Jersey. The Ambassadors employ four forms of outreach: event outreach, classroom outreach, on-street…read more →

NJDOT Releases “Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle” downloadable tour routes

NJDOT Releases “Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle” downloadable tour routes

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) publishes more than 20 bicycle tour guides, including the 238-mile High Point Cape May Bike Route and the East Coast Greenway Multi-use Trail Guide. This month, they’ve released their newest bicycle tour route, Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle,to help promote recreation along the New Jersey Shore as towns and businesses recover from…read more →

Addressing the Need for Safe Bicycle Parking at Transit Stations: The Bicycle Cage

Addressing the Need for Safe Bicycle Parking at Transit Stations: The Bicycle Cage

Is an innovative bicycle parking solution implemented at Massachusetts rail stations a good strategy for New Jersey? Today, only a small proportion of rail-transit riders in New Jersey use a bicycle to arrive at the train station.  According to a 2005 NJ TRANSIT survey, even at the stations most used by bicyclists, less than 5% of all passengers arriving at…read more →

June 19, 2014 BPAC Meeting Summary

June 19, 2014 BPAC Meeting Summary

The second New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) meeting of the year convened on June 19th at the Bloustein School at Rutgers, New Brunswick. Participants included representatives from NJ TRANSIT, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, various Transportation Management Associations (TMAs), Rutgers, and other organizations active in transportation planning in New Jersey. After welcoming remarks by Charles Brown…read more →

Bicycling to Rail Stations in New Jersey: 2013 Benchmarking Report

Bicycling to Rail Stations in New Jersey: 2013 Benchmarking Report

Despite New Jersey’s large commuter and light rail network, a very small proportion of commuters travel to or from rail stations by bicycle, and little is understood about their travel behavior. To fill this knowledge gap, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center undertook a series of primary data collection tasks to document the current levels of travel by rail transit…read more →

Complete Streets: From Policy Adoption to Implementation in New Jersey

Complete Streets: From Policy Adoption to Implementation in New Jersey

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, America Walks and the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJBPRC), with support from Shaping NJ, organized a webinar titled, “Complete Streets: From Policy Adoption to Implementation in New Jersey. Roughly 500 people from throughout the US and Canada registered for the webinar. The webinar covered complete streets, in general and in New Jersey, discussing every…read more →

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