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NJ Walks and Bikes

A Street isn’t Complete if it’s Covered in Snow

A Street isn’t Complete if it’s Covered in Snow

Traveling during the winter months is a chore, but for those who choose to walk, bicycle, or use transit during the winter, it’s less of a chore and more of an outright obstacle. While the state, counties, and municipalities often do an excellent job of clearing the roadway, bicycle lanes and sidewalks are often left untouched, or worse, piled with…read more →

Corporate Bike Share Programs

Corporate Bike Share Programs

Bike share systems have gained popularity across the country and many cities planning to implement, or already have introduced, their own systems. Bike share systems need bicycle riders, which creates a need for accommodations for bicyclists. One of the primary hurdles in starting a bike share system is overcoming the obstacles that accompany riding in general: bicycle parking, showers at…read more →

Low Stress Bicycle Network Connectivity

Low Stress Bicycle Network Connectivity

It’s no secret that pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure are gaining significant traction as a vital way to develop cities and their transportation network connectivity in the United States. Just one look at new initiatives championed by United States Department of Transportation and their secretary, Anthony Foxx, insinuates that the federal government is emphasizing bicycling and walking as viable forms of…read more →

Planning Participation in Capital Improvements

Planning Participation in Capital Improvements

Complete Streets infrastructure requires committed investment into bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and vehicle lanes, as well as aesthetic improvements such as lights, benches, and trees. Funding these improvements may be difficult, so departments and organizations must work together in order to implement a unified vision that optimizes funds. One way to build this relationship is to create an alliance between planning…read more →

Summary of 2015 New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit

Summary of 2015 New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit

The 2015 New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit was held Saturday, February 21, attracting hundreds of attendees from around New Jersey who are interested in making the state a better place to bike and walk. Held at the Bloustein building in New Brunswick for the fifth consecutive year, the summit was organized by the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition…read more →

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 →

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