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NJ Walks and Bikes

Safe Streets through the Ages: The Good Roads Movement

Safe Streets through the Ages: The Good Roads Movement

Did you know that the bicycle recently turned 200? The bicycle has gone through years of evolution, invented and transformed by a number of inventors in various countries. However, many look to 1817 as the creation of the first bicycle. Known as the hobby horse or the velocipede, it was invented by Karl Drais, and had a saddle, a steerable…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed February 9, 2018 – March 6, 2018

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed February 9, 2018 – March 6, 2018

Our News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Legal weed in New Jersey? ‘More people are gonna die,’ veteran prosecutor says Mar 6 – northjersey.com Bike Camp for People with Disabilities coming to Morris County Mar 5 – patch.com Chatham Man Details Recovery from Hit-And-Run Crash in…read more →

Webinar- Walking Toward Justice Episode #3: “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, LGBTQ-inclusive and Cisgender Individuals”

Webinar- Walking Toward Justice Episode #3: “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, LGBTQ-inclusive and Cisgender Individuals”

Last Fall, Charles T. Brown, MPA, created a new webinar series, “Walking Toward Justice,” in partnership with America Walks to provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL. Episode #3, “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, LGBTQ-inclusive and Cisgender Individuals” will take place on Wednesday April…read more →

Walking While Black Discussion Summary

Walking While Black Discussion Summary

The Walking While Black discussion forum was presented by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center on February 13th at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Moderated by Charles Brown, Senior Researcher at the Voorhees Transportation Center, featured speakers included Topher Sanders, reporter at ProPublica, and Ben Conarck of the Florida Times Union. These reporters reviewed tickets given to pedestrians…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 12, 2018 – February 9, 2018

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 12, 2018 – February 9, 2018

Our News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Fulop signs executive order implementing ‘Vision Zero’ to improve traffic safety February 9 – Hudson County View Hoboken and Jersey City have a bike sharing problem. Can companies cross city lines? February 9 – NJ.com As pedestrian deaths spike…read more →

How urban design can promote walking

How urban design can promote walking

Health experts have long touted the benefits of walking and how even 30 minutes of walking a day can drastically improve cognition, general well-being, and productivity. With this realization in hand people are increasingly looking to walk to the food store, their places of work, and other local areas of interest. That is why it’s of little surprise that “walkable…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 9, 2017 – January 12, 2018

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 9, 2017 – January 12, 2018

Our News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Byers: Murphy should set new course on environment Jan 7 – App.com Senator Gill Sponsors Legislation to Require Pedestrian Safety Education for Drivers Jan 6 – Tapinto.net Cyclists raise money to teach children with disabilities to ride adapted bikes…read more →

Webinar- Walking Toward Justice Episode #2: “The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color”

Webinar- Walking Toward Justice Episode #2: “The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color”

Last Fall, Charles T. Brown, MPA, created a new webinar series in partnership with America Walks to provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL. Episode #2, “The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color” will take place on Thursday January 18 at 2pm…read more →

Cycling All Winter Long – A Needed Commitment To Network Maintenance

Cycling All Winter Long – A Needed Commitment To Network Maintenance

By Christopher Lee January has arrived, and this year we have seen record-low cold weather, blizzard-strength winds, and plenty of ice and snow. Naturally, this procession of frightful weather ushers in the annual parade of blog articles reminding us how to bundle up for cold-weather cycling – especially relevant as reports note an increased interest in winter cycling. (Check out…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 1, 2017 – December 8, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed October 1, 2017 – December 8, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Raritan to Launch Street Smart Campaign to Educate on Pedestrian Safety Dec 7 – Tapinto.net Do Bike-share Programs Make Sense for the Jersey Shore? Dec 7 – Whyy.org NJDOT Presents SAFE Complete Streets Implementation Plan in Montclair Dec…read more →