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Recommended Readings: Where Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Meets Equity

Recommended Readings: Where Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Meets Equity

Are you looking for stocking stuffers for the upcoming holiday season? Check out our list of recommended readings and books that cover the intersection of bicycle/pedestrian planning and the theme of race, class, and inequality. Right of Way by Angie Schmitt Journalist Angie Schmitt critiques how decades of planning has normalized an expectation for pedestrian fatalities. Expectations that she emphasizes…read more →

How to Encourage Bicycling Through the Winter

How to Encourage Bicycling Through the Winter

Over the last decade, cycling has experienced significant growth across the US as more people realize its convenience and affordability, and more governments understand the critical role of bicycling in mitigating road congestion and climate change. Moreover, the current COVID-19 pandemic and imposed lifestyle changes have caused a cycling boom. According to The Union Cycliste Internationale, “Sales – particularly of…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed: October 26, 2020 – November 27, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed: October 26, 2020 – November 27, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. Check below for New Jersey headlines, crash reports, and the latest from around the county and the world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Brick City’s Impending Bike and E-Scooter Share Aims to Supply Freedom of Mobility November 5, 2020 – tapinto.net Citing…read more →

Streets For Everyone: New Complete Streets Video

Streets For Everyone: New Complete Streets Video

A new resource for municipalities working on implementing complete streets is now available. Streets for Everyone is a 3-minute public educational video that illustrates the importance of designing, operating and maintaining streets for all users and travel modes. This includes pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, buses, trucks and micro mobility options like e-bikes and e-scooters. The video is part of the Complete…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: September 15, 2020 – October 25, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: September 15, 2020 – October 25, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. Check below for New Jersey headlines, crash reports, and the latest from around the county and the world.   NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Westfield to Test Drive Bike Lane. Permanent Markings for Shared Cycle Path OK’d. September 17, 2020 – tapinto.net…read more →

Salud America! details steps toward transportation equity for Latinos

Salud America! details steps toward transportation equity for Latinos

Policy can only be as just as conscious and inclusive as those who shape it, and for decades American urban planning policy has reflected the interests and perspectives of its overwhelmingly white majority. This homogeneity has historically caused a both deliberate and collateral damage to minority and low-income people, most notably Black and Latino communities. Salud America!, a Latino-focused organization…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: August 15, 2020 – September 14, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: August 15, 2020 – September 14, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. Check below for New Jersey headlines, crash reports, and the latest from around the county and the world.   NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Canal Greenway Construction Set For Next Spring August 17, 2020 – jcitytimes.com Somerset County Roadway Safety Study Is…read more →

JerseyBike to exit Hudson County; Citibike expands into Hoboken

JerseyBike to exit Hudson County; Citibike expands into Hoboken

After a five-year run, the largest bicycle share program in New Jersey is being terminated in Hudson County. P3 Global Management’s Mike Finelli, the Director of Operations, announced that the volume of resources needed for successful operation make it “impossible” to continue the program. JerseyBike pass usage is valid until October 9, 2020, after which it will no longer be…read more →

NJDOT Announces TAP Grant Opportunity! Deadline: November 24, 2020

NJDOT Announces TAP Grant Opportunity! Deadline: November 24, 2020

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) offers funding for the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TAP), which is a federally funded program administered by NJDOT, in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO). This program is offered only every other year, so do…read more →