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Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Along Rural New Jersey Roads

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Along Rural New Jersey Roads

Along rural roadways is where many seek to escape from the urban morass of city centers like Newark and Trenton, replacing the entanglement of the cityscape with scenic vistas which provide a temporary escape from New Jersey’s chaotic urban centers. But an essential and rudimentary feature is almost always missing in this delightfully uncluttered scenario: protected bicycle lanes and pedestrian…read more →

The Dutch Reach: A Doorway to Safer Streets

The Dutch Reach: A Doorway to Safer Streets

Earlier this month, Massachusetts became the first state to advocate for the “Dutch Reach” by adding it to their Driver’s Education Manual and adopting it to the driver’s ed curriculum. The Dutch Reach is a simple method that aims to eliminate crashes between bicyclists and vehicles caused by “dooring.” Dooring occurs when a parked motorist opens their car door into…read more →

Nominations are open for the 2017 Complete Streets Awards!

We need your help! The New Jersey Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are asking readers for nominations for Complete Streets awards. This year there will be two categories of awards: Complete Street Champions and Complete Streets Excellence Awards. The Complete Street Champion Awards will go to three individuals/groups/teams that have demonstrated commitment to…read more →

AARP Community Challenge Grant Available – Due June 30

AARP Community Challenge Grant Available – Due June 30

AARP staff and volunteers across the country are working with local leaders and organizations to enhance the quality of life for all people of all ages. To help support communities and create change in both AARP age-friendly network and non-network communities, AARP plays several key roles, including advocating on important issues, engaging citizens, providing resources and expertise, and serving as…read more →

NJAIM Continues Bike Rodeo Efforts During Summer Months

NJAIM Continues Bike Rodeo Efforts During Summer Months

Is this the busiest year yet for the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM) program? It sure seems that way, as the ambassadors have been around the state assisting with bicycle rodeos, street safety, and even a bicycle valet! NJAIM, an initiative from the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, was created to help spread knowledge about bicycle safety, bicycle…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed May 18, 2017 – June 13, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed May 18, 2017 – June 13, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world.   NJ Bike/Ped Headlines NJ TRANSIT Installing 360-Degree Cameras to Protect Pedestrians, Riders, Motorists May 18, 2017 –Nj.gov Proposed bike trail in Watchung Reservation sparks battle May 18, 2017 –Nj.com Plan for mountain bike trail ditched after nasty year-long battle May…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 15, 2017 – May 19, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 15, 2017 – May 19, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world.   NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Dover launches Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign Apr 2, 2017 – NewJerseyHills.com Grove Avenue in Metuchen eyed for bicycle and pedestrian safety April 4, 2017 – GMNews.com Road Warrior: Walkers beware! April 4, 2017 – NorthJersey.com Walkable…read more →

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. This new guide is the third in a series of Complete Streets guides…read more →

NJAIM Kicks Off the Summer with Bicycle Rodeos

NJAIM Kicks Off the Summer with Bicycle Rodeos

It is time again for New Jersey Bicycle Rodeos! The New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM), an initiative from the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, have been busy in April and May working with partner organizations to teach kids important bicycle skills. The purpose of bicycle rodeos are to teach the basics of riding bicycles safely. Ambassadors work to…read more →