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Summary of July New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion Activities

Summary of July New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion Activities

July was a busy month for the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM). As people all across New Jersey hit the beaches and boardwalks, Ambassadors took to the streets to let people know about pedestrian safety. Partnering with Street Smart NJ, a public education and awareness campaign, BPRC’s Ambassadors handed out literature in several Shore communities. On July 8, they…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed July 11, 2016 – August 1, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed July 11, 2016 – August 1, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines U.S. providing $16M to Camden for waterfront development July 29, 2016 – NJ.com Lawrence Hopewell Trail & Mercer County Park Commission hosting 3rd annual Full Moon Ride Aug. 21 July 28, 2016 – NJ.com Safety tips for PokemonGo…read more →

Walk Together: The Benefits of Walking Groups

Walk Together: The Benefits of Walking Groups

Most of us are aware of the benefits that come from walking, yet this basic human function typically learned after one year of life is not utilized in adulthood as much as it could be. Walking has a great amount of health benefits and serves as a mode of transportation. This piece will discuss those benefits in the context of…read more →

What to do After a Bicycle Crash in New Jersey

What to do After a Bicycle Crash in New Jersey

Bicycling is a fun and healthy way to get around. Unfortunately, even if you are the safest bicyclist on the road, you can still end up in a crash. Navigating a crash: Any bicyclist’s worst nightmare Regardless of whether it is a minor crash or a major collision, you should be certain to ensure you have taken appropriate action to…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed June 21, 2016 – July 6, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed June 21, 2016 – July 6, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Road warrior: Ex cop’s push for pedestrian safety comes from personal loss July 1, 2016 – NorthJersey.com Campaign targets preventing pedestrian deaths on Jersey Shore June 30,2016 – NJ.com “Crazy” Design for N.J- NYC pedestrian bridge wins award…read more →

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Over the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the ways in which investments in active transportation spur economic activity, especially in regards to commercial growth, tourism, increased property values, and improved tax revenues. In 2013, the New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the “Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in New Jersey.”  The report…read more →

Applications Open for Big Jump Project!

Applications Open for Big Jump Project!

During the June 23rd New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) meeting, Charles Brown made an announcement concerning an exciting opportunity to help promote bicycling in your community. Here are the details: The Big Jump Project is a three-year effort to help 10 places achieve a big jump in biking – a doubling or tripling of people riding –…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed May 31, 2016 –June 20, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed May 31, 2016 –June 20, 2016

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 tests commuters on pedestrian distractions NorthJersey.com – June 19, 2016 Dozens of cars not stopping at Jersey City intersection Jersey Journal – June 21, 2016 City bonds to pave Washington St. Hudson Reporter – June 5,…read more →

Ramsey hosts first Bicycle Rodeo

Ramsey hosts first Bicycle Rodeo

On Friday, June 10th, 2016 the Borough of Ramsey in Bergen County hosted their first Bicycle Rodeo. New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (AIM) were asked by the Ramsey Environmental Commission to assist with the event. A bicycle rodeo focuses on building skills to reduce risk of crashes and other dangers among bicyclists. Rodeos vary in size and intended audience, and…read more →

Ambassadors Assist at Two Middlesex Bicycle Rodeos

Ambassadors Assist at Two Middlesex Bicycle Rodeos

On May 17, 2016 at Campbell Elementary School in Metuchen and May 20, 2016 at Hazelwood Elementary School in the Borough of Middlesex, the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion joined with Keep Middlesex Moving (KMM) to facilitate a bicycle rodeo. A bicycle rodeo is an educational event that provides an opportunity for participants to learn about and practice their bicycle…read more →