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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 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 collaboration between Keith…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for June 9th – June 26th, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for June 9th – June 26th, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Montvale PBA deploys summer safety program NorthJersey.com – June 25th Princeton cyclovia to shut down Quaker Road for car-free fun NJ.com – June 25th Saddle River receives third grant from NJDOT for downtown NorthJersey.com – June 25th Hoboken rolls out pedestrian and traffic safety initiatives Hoboken Patch – June 25th Paterson officials looking at traffic safety after…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for May 30th – June 9th, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for May 30th – June 9th, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Roadside service: Burlington City Police Officer fixes boy’s bike while on patrol NJ.com – June 8th Report: Newark on cutting edge of bike use in NJ Newark Patch – June 4th Local bicycle expert offers safe cycling tips for all ages Daily Record – June 4th Study projects road diet would result in 19-percent collision reduction on…read more →

Summer Events

Summer Events

The summertime beckons bicyclists, especially after a winter as long and cold as this past season. New Jersey is replete with events in June, July and August that will bathe cyclists in warm weather, sun and smiles. Below is a list of bicycle events and rides around the state. Charity Rides In the summertime, many foundations host races to raise…read more →

NJDOT Bike Tours

NJDOT Bike Tours

In celebration of Bike Month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released three new bicycle tours. These new tours, one in Jersey City and Hoboken, one in Gloucester County and one through the Columbia Trail in Hunterdon and Morris counties are all around 15 miles in length and technologically advanced. Each was created with the ability to sync to…read more →

Multimodal Complete Streets

Multimodal Complete Streets

The “first-mile/last-mile” problem refers to the challenge of public transportation passengers to reach either the home or office after leaving the bus or train station. This can be especially challenging if the station is more than just a block or two away. Some commuters may take a taxi or a shuttle bus if one is available, but many end up…read more →

The City of Elizabeth Releases a Complete Streets Concept Plan for Morris Avenue

The City of Elizabeth Releases a Complete Streets Concept Plan for Morris Avenue

As part of a federal Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, Together North Jersey, a regional planning collaboration led by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, recently completed the Morris Avenue Complete Streets Concept Plan for the City of Elizabeth.The new report, which proposes Complete Streets improvements to Elizabeth’s Morris Avenue and connecting side…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for April 25, 2015 – May 15, 2015

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for April 25, 2015 – May 15, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Millions in state aid going to Camden County towns to help fund improvements NJ.com – May 15th NJDOT releases new tour route for Columbia Trail as part of Bike Month NJ.com – May 15th Passaic Valley towns to get road, electricity and drainage improvements NorthJersey.com – May 14th NJ Assembly approves bill dedicating higher fines to pedestrian…read more →

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