Sign Up!
  • BPAC-Slider

NJ Walks and Bikes

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

Residents and visitors to New Brunswick recently enjoyed the first Ciclovia of 2016 on April 24th. The popular “open streets” event makes 4 miles of roadways available for people to walk, run, bicycle, and play, free from vehicular traffic. Attendees enjoyed a wide range of activities along with spectacular sunshine and a perfect temperature. Check out some of our favorite…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 2nd – April 15th, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 2nd – April 15th, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Jersey City Council Adopts Law Aimed at Hoboken Bike Share NJ.com – April 14, 2016 Springfield Friends Plan Coast-to-Coast Cycle Ride to Help Women in Ethiopia Springfield News-Leader – April 12, 2016 Cape May Receives Grant Funding for City Improvements Shore News Today – April 10, 2016 New Study: Morristown Streets, Safe for Pedestrians Tap Into.Net –…read more →

Millburn Ready to Break Ground on Complete Streets

Millburn Ready to Break Ground on Complete Streets

Millburn is officially ready to break ground on its Complete Streets initiative. On March 15, the Essex County township unanimously approved a bond ordinance for $8.2 million, and will make a down payment of $391,000 to get the project rolling. Millburn mayor Ted Bourke, who has been involved with the project since its conception in 2014, hopes to begin construction…read more →

Smart Growth America Releases Its Annual <i>Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015</i>

Smart Growth America Releases Its Annual Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015

News Spotlight | April 2nd – April 16th, 2016: Smart Growth America Releases its Annual Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015 +“The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015,” Smart Growth America, April 2016 This week Smart Growth America came out with its annual report and rankings of Complete Streets policies, and once again New Jersey was cited as a national leader….read more →

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, New Brunswick will hold the first of four Ciclovía events this year. The New Brunswick Ciclovía opens the city’s streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic to encourage active modes of transportation, community engagement, and healthy living. Pedestrians will be free to run, bike, walk, skate, dance, or amble the Ciclovía route between 11:00 AM and…read more →

Camden Circuit Trails Plan Completed!

Camden City recently completed the Camden Circuit Trails Plan, thanks to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Local Technical Assistance Program (LTA). This plan, managed by Coopers Ferry Partnership, was used to update the Camden portion of the 2010 GreenWay Trail Location Study showing all new construction and restoration of trails. This refers…read more →

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

News Spotlight | March 19th – April 1st: Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride? +“Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” Mineta Transportation Institute, March 2016 The Mineta Transportation Institute released a fascinating new study in March, “Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” that shows that using bike share is safer than riding a personal bike. Most striking, there have been zero fatalities in…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed March 19th – April 1st, 2016

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed March 19th – April 1st, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Residents Hear Options for Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in Two Shore Towns Shore News Today – March 31, 2016 Lyndhurst Station Improvements on Track NorthJersey.com – March 31, 2016 Lessons on Sustainability from New Jersey’s Bike Summit TapInto. Net – March 31, 2016 Crosswalk Planned for Lawrence Hopewell Trail at Carter Road NJ.com – March 31,…read more →

March Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting Update

March Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting Update

Thursday March 17th, 2016 marked the first New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) of the year. BPAC is hosted and chaired by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University every four months (March, June, September, and December), with phone and in-person subcommittee meetings happening at the quarterly meetings and at other times throughout the year…read more →