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Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed July 10th – July 24th, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Jersey City sprucing up Downtown pedestrian mall NJ.com – July 24th Bicycle advocacy groups call for crackdown on double parking in Jersey City, beyond NJ.com – July 23rd Ocean City among nation’s most walkable beaches Ocean City Patch – July 22nd Princeton gets assistance from New Jersey DOT for Bicycle Master Plan TownTopics.com – July 22nd Little…read more →

Innovative Ways to Count Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Innovative Ways to Count Pedestrians and Bicyclists

By: James Bonanno Traffic volume is one of the most important pieces of information that transportation professionals consider when building or updating road infrastructure. Volumes are systematically collected using automated technology at locations statewide to provide reliable average daily counts of vehicles along corridors and in intersections. Traffic volumes are also important in the planning and design of pedestrian and…read more →

Bicycle Lanes: What are they, what is the difference, why do they matter?

Bicycle Lanes: What are they, what is the difference, why do they matter?

By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP Candidate Bicycling in New Jersey is expanding for reasons that include health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, and more and better bike lanes and paths. Through its many funding opportunities and outreach programs, such as NJ Future in Transportation, Complete Streets, and Local Aid grants, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) encourages municipalities…read more →

BSMART: A Device to Protect Bicyclists from Passing Cars

BSMART: A Device to Protect Bicyclists from Passing Cars

As of July 2015, twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have adopted a policy requiring motorists to give bicyclists three feet or more of space when passing. If its governor signs the 3-foot passing law, Alabama will become the 27th state. However, there are concerns about enforcing this law without a substantial way for bicyclists to report violations. Motorists…read more →

Shared Spaces: Can Redefining Street Design Provide an Equitable Space for Cars, Bikes and Pedestrians?

Shared Spaces: Can Redefining Street Design Provide an Equitable Space for Cars, Bikes and Pedestrians?

By Steven Zimmerman Over the history of human settlement, streets have been a dynamic if not slightly chaotic part of cities. They are the public space that connects all of the private spaces of everyday life, and allow for most of our mobility needs. Pedestrians and vehicles, either animal-drawn, human-powered, or motorized, have shared the crowded streets of cities, towns,…read more →

Bicycle Lanes and Gentrification

Bicycle Lanes and Gentrification

For some time now there has been a cloudy perception of modern-day bicyclists, with bicycle ridership often thought to be 20-something millennials working at tech companies, with bicycle infrastructure viewed skeptically as a harbinger of gentrification. While these assumptions may be true in some instances, a closer examination reveals that the lion’s share of commuter bicycle ridership, at least, is…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed June 27th – July 10th, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed June 27th – July 10th, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Bike rodeo at Wildwood School teaches children about riding safely NorthJersey.com – July 8th Park Ridge named as NJ Transit Village Bergen Dispatch – July 8th What’s going on in downtown Somerville? My Central Jersey – July 8th Woodbine receives funding from NJ Department of Transportation Cape May County Herald – July 6th Hopewell Borough a popular…read more →

Separated Bicycle Lanes Now Federal Policy

Separated Bicycle Lanes Now Federal Policy

After much research, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has introduced design guidelines for implementing separated bicycle lanes. The FHWA defines this as an “exclusive facility for bicyclists that is located within or directly adjacent to the roadway and that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with a vertical element.”[1] This is different from standard bicycle lanes because a physical…read more →

New Brunswick Celebrates Fathers Day with Walk to School Event

New Brunswick Celebrates Fathers Day with Walk to School Event

To help bring families together while encouraging active transportation, New Brunswick recently (June 19th, 2015) held a “Dads and Kids Walk” where families walked together to the Paul Robeson Community School. The event was inspired by the NJ Department of Children and Families’ initiative called Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The event in New Brunswick started with a…read more →

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