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BPRC at TRB: 2017 Preview

BPRC at TRB: 2017 Preview

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting will take place next week, January 8-12, 2017, in Washington, DC. Over 12,000 transportation professionals from more than 70 countries will be in attendance. The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center will be well represented.  All papers, presentations, and posters from meeting sessions will be available online after the event on the TRB website. In…read more →

BPRC’s Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Highlights of 2016

BPRC’s Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Highlights of 2016

The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2016’s achievements in active transportation and complete streets, in no particular order. Complete Streets Update: 134 New Jersey municipalities and 8 counties across the state have now implemented Complete Streets policies. In 2016, 11 municipalities, as well as Somerset County, passed new Complete Streets ordinances. Over 3.5 million New Jersey…read more →

Progress Report: Borough of Bay Head Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Progress Report: Borough of Bay Head Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Things are moving along for bicyclists and pedestrians in the Borough of Bay Head, New Jersey. In December of 2015, the Ocean County municipality and popular shore destination adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan under the guidance of Complete Streets visioning.  Seven months later, in July of 2016, Bay Head Momentum, a local non-profit interested in promoting “health and…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed November 11- December 9, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed November 11- December 9, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Morristown starts $300k traffic study, Nov. 14 November 11, 2016 – MorristownGreen.com Camden County bike-share program helping people get to work November 13, 2016 – NewsWorks.org Irvington’s ‘Bike Man’ is a community fixture November 15, 2016 – NJ.com…read more →

Give Thanks & Give Back, Recycle your Bicycle

Give Thanks & Give Back, Recycle your Bicycle

Have you ever found yourself in a garage that looks more like a bicycle graveyard? Whether you have outgrown a bike, switched styles or upgraded, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with a couple bicycles hanging around in the basement. Rather than holding onto them, donating is a great way to clear out your space, recycle, help someone in need…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 14 – November 11, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 14 – November 11, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Hoboken PD to launch ‘Walk Safe’ pedestrian campaign October 17, 2016 – Patch.com Opinion: Boy’s death a call to action (again) against jitney bus drivers October 18, 2016 – NJ.com Speeding targeted on Bernards Township Road October 17,…read more →

What to look for when purchasing a used bicycle

What to look for when purchasing a used bicycle

Purchasing a bicycle can be difficult, as an individual needs to find a product that best suits their needs. However, buying a used bicycle adds another layer of complexity to the process. It is impossible to know what the prior owner used the bicycle for, and it may be difficult to tell what condition the bicycle is in. A used bicycle…read more →

Somerset County Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Somerset County Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Somerset County has adopted a Complete Streets Policy after passing a resolution on October 11, 2016. The policy aims to create street corridors that safely accommodate road users of all ages and abilities for all trips, and the policy applies to all road and bridge projects undertaken by the County. It requires the establishment of a checklist of pedestrian, bicycle,…read more →

BPRC Welcomes New Staff Member Lisa Cintron

BPRC Welcomes New Staff Member Lisa Cintron

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center’s is happy to announce the arrival of our newest staff member, Lisa Cintron! Lisa joins the team as a Research Project Coordinator. Lisa is enthusiastic about her return to Rutgers, having graduated from Bloustein in 2014. She comes most recently from a research position with PlanSmartNJ where she managed the Guide to…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 1 – October 13, 2016

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 1 – October 13, 2016

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Princeton intends to be a ‘Street Smart’ town September 29, 2016 – CentralJersey.com Put the Brakes on Fatalities day to be part of Traffic Safety Awareness Month October 1, 2016 – NewJerseyHills.com Bringing a city to the sidewalk…read more →