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BPRC Releases Complete Streets Case Studies

BPRC Releases Complete Streets Case Studies

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to announce the release of three Complete Streets Case Studies, highlighting the accomplishments of Somerville Borough, Cherry Hill Township, and Passaic County in implementing Complete Streets projects that enhance the safety and mobility of all road users. The purpose of these case studies, funded by the New Jersey Department of…read more →

Join the #MoveEquity Tweetchat on April 5, 2017

Join the #MoveEquity Tweetchat on April 5, 2017

Everyone deserves opportunities to walk, bike, and be physically active in their community. However, there are barriers to safe walking and bicycling that go beyond infrastructure and traffic. Many people, particularly girls and women, people of color, and the LGTBQ community, face aggressive comments, threats, microagressions, and other types of street harassment while walking, bicycling, and taking transit. In conjunction…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovía returns April  23, 2017

New Brunswick Ciclovía returns April 23, 2017

“The Mayor of Happy,” also known as Claudio Orrego, a one term mayor of Santiago, earned this title and enormous popularity during his tenure. Orrego established an important precedent in Chile: he knew that he couldn’t promise wealth for all of Santiago’s residents, but he did believe that he could make all Chileans rich with happiness through thoughtful park and…read more →

Notice of Public Open House: Rutgers Regional Bicycle Share Program

Notice of Public Open House: Rutgers Regional Bicycle Share Program

Bike share is coming to Rutgers New Brunswick and the surrounding communities! Rutgers University, together with North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and other regional partners, is implementing a regional bike share program, “Knight Cycle,” through the Regional Transportation Alternatives Program (RTAP). The projects planners aim to install a system with around 350 bicycles, similar…read more →

Update to the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Released

Update to the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Released

An update to the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was released in December of 2016, renewing NJ’s commitment to creating a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly state. While the state has seen a number of new developments in bicycle and pedestrian safety, the bar has been set even higher with recent progress. According to Elise Bremer-Nei, the Bicycle and Pedestrian…read more →

5 Ways Bicycle Commuting Benefits the Workplace & How to Make It Happen

5 Ways Bicycle Commuting Benefits the Workplace & How to Make It Happen

Commuting by bicycle is on the rise in the United States [1], increasing the demand for better infrastructure and bike share programs. New York City, for instance, saw a 51% increase in bicycle commuters (approximately 30,206 commuters) from 2006-2011 [2]; while the country as a whole has witnessed a 62% increase [3]. Although many people are making the choice to bicycle to work,…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed February 7-March 2, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed February 7-March 2, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Bayonne begins search for bike-share vendor Feb. 8, 2017 – NJ.com South Orange’s river greenway project: Why isn’t it finished? Feb. 9, 2017 – TapInto.net Committee debates moving forward on Complete Streets Feb. 10, 2017 – NorthJersey.com Long…read more →

What Makes for Great Bicycle Parking?

What Makes for Great Bicycle Parking?

As any avid bicyclist will tell you, not all bicycle racks are created equal. The best bicycle racks are intuitive to use, well lit, protected from the elements, and close to the desired destination. Well designed bicycle parking tell bicyclists “Hey, you’re welcome here!” On the other hand, there are bicycle racks that might as well not exist. Many designs are unintuitive,…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 5, 2017 – February 3, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed January 5, 2017 – February 3, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Waterfront walkway around Hudson County slowly but surely progressing Jan. 4, 2017 – NJ.com Editorial: More people getting killed on NJ roads Jan. 5, 2017 – App.com More States [including NJ] Are Looting Federal Funds for Walking and…read more →