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Livingston Ave Road Diet Public Meeting Held – Comments Wanted!

Livingston Ave Road Diet Public Meeting Held – Comments Wanted!

On February 11, at 7:00pm, the first of four community meetings was held in New Brunswick to discuss plans on how to make Livingston Avenue safer for all users. A joint project between Middlesex County and the City of New Brunswick, the study will look at Livingston Avenue between New Street and Elizabeth Street. The meeting attracted a large crowd,…read more →

Improving Road Safety through Shared Space

Improving Road Safety through Shared Space

Improving the safety of all users on the road is of paramount importance to public officials, city planners, and traffic engineers alike.  Last month, the NJ Walk and Bike Blog wrote about improving the safety of bicyclists through bicycle network connectivity and bicyclist (and driver) behavior in the context of side street parking. While Complete Streets and bicycle lanes are…read more →

Bicycling in the Suburbs

Bicycling in the Suburbs

Across the Unites States communities are trying to integrate active transportation into their downtowns, but many of these towns are struggling to create infrastructure in suburbs that were designed for automobile use. The built environment in auto centric locations is segregated by zoning, streets are wide with high speeds, and distances to basic amenities may easily be 10 miles away or…read more →

Where Are Bicyclists and Pedestrians Most in Danger?

Where Are Bicyclists and Pedestrians Most in Danger?

There has been significant hype about increases in bicyclist deaths over the past few years, which has both positive and negative outcomes. Obviously, increased bicyclist deaths is not desired, which is causing politicians and state Departments of Transportation to pay closer attention to their bicycling infrastructure, or rather, lack thereof. A study conducted by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, in…read more →

Our Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Moments of 2014

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2014’s highlights of Complete Streets projects and active transportation in New Jersey. The resource center has published several reports documenting bicycle infrastructure and the state has surpassed 100 Complete Streets policies within the past year, continuing the state’s goal of becoming a multimodal-friendly state. The year started off with the…read more →

How Copenhagen’s Policy Failure Led to Infrastructure Success

How Copenhagen’s Policy Failure Led to Infrastructure Success

Copenhagen and Congestion Failure The Danish capital of Copenhagen is often referred to as a “biking beacon,” with its world-class bicycling infrastructure. The city and its surrounding suburbs contain dozens of miles of bike paths connecting residents to their workplaces. While its bicycling infrastructure is well known, its latest innovation regarding the expansion of the network is less publicized but…read more →

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