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NJ Walks and Bikes

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 23rd – February 5th, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 23rd – February 5th, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines ‘Distracted’ Walkers Could be Ticketed in Morristown Morristown Patch – January 27, 2016 Miles of Pedestrian Trails Coming to South Jersey Courier-Post – January 27, 2016 Hoboken’s Bike-friendly Washington St Plan would Squash Double Parking NJ.com – January 28, 2016 Nutley Program Promotes Road Safety NorthJersey.com – January 28, 2016 Millburn Complete Streets Plan Rolls Along: Public…read more →

Bicycling and Walking Well Represented at NJ American Planning Association Conference

Bicycling and Walking Well Represented at NJ American Planning Association Conference

On January 28th and 29th the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association hosted its annual Conference in New Brunswick. Several sessions were of note to bicycling and walking in New Jersey, and included unique and innovative sessions by the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The New Jersey Department of…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 9th – January 22nd, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 9th – January 22nd, 2016

New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian News Pedestrian Safety Top Morristown Issue for New Year Morris NewsBee – January 10th Road Warrior: Bicycle Fatalities in N.J. Defy Overall Drop in Traffic Deaths NorthJersey.com – January 13th New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Approves $1.1 million for Intersection Improvements in Plainfield NJ.com – January 13th NJ Pedestrian Deaths Drop by 7 in 2015, Remain…read more →

Winter Bicycling Tips

Winter Bicycling Tips

By: Ian Watson With the winter season here, bicyclists should be aware of safe habits before traveling in the cold or on snow-covered roads. From maintenance to protective gear, there are many things to consider when traveling by bicycle during the coldest months. Cracked roads and sidewalks pose a risk for bicycle commuters. When snow finally hits the ground, those…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 5th – December 18th, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 5th – December 18th, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Take a hike this New Year’s Day The Advertiser News – December 16th Will state allow red-light cameras again? DOT still analyzing data NJ.com – December 16th New bus routes may cost parents, programs in North Caldwell NewJerseyHills.com – December 15th State to cover municipal costs of Chatham Township sidewalk grant NewJerseyHills.com – December 11th Montgomery achieves…read more →

New Report Quantifies Impact of Increasing Bicycling Mode Share on Climate Change Emissions

New Report Quantifies Impact of Increasing Bicycling Mode Share on Climate Change Emissions

Because of its affordability, health benefits, and convenience, bicycling has the potential to take on a big role in reducing the negative effects of climate change. A recent study done by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and University of California Davis calculated the potential impact that bicycles and electric bicycles (e-bikes) could have on reducing greenhouse gases. The…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed November 14th – December 4th, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed November 14th – December 4th, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey The Legal Examiner – December 2nd Urban, Suburban Philly Join to Blaze New Bike Trail NextCity.org – December 1st Salem County announces dates for indoor walking program NJ.com – November 30th Hiking: India Brook Park and Buttermilk Falls Natural Area NorthJersey.com – November 26th Stops Added to Bicycle and Pedestrian Shuttle Bus…read more →

Road Diets and Safe Street Design

Road Diets and Safe Street Design

By: Ian Watson In a time where cities are striving to become more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, it is important for communities to consider adoption and implementation of safe street designs. These types of developments integrate bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to maximize use for all modes of transportation. There are several components that make up these designs. Every foot counts…read more →

Complete Streets: FHWA’s Revision to 13 Controlling Criteria for Design

Complete Streets: FHWA’s Revision to 13 Controlling Criteria for Design

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a Notice for a request for comments regarding Revision of Thirteen Controlling Criteria for Design, in order to updates its policy on design criteria for streets. Currently, there are 13 controlling criteria for design, and formal design exceptions are required when any of the 13 are not met. The FHWA intends to streamline…read more →