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NJ Walks and Bikes

Helping to Tame Multi-Lane Crossings

It is no secret that traveling along New Jersey’s roadways can sometimes offer a stressful, heart racing experience. While motorists can often be heard complaining about traffic, construction, and especially the behavior of other drivers, few seem to realize how intimidating it can be for pedestrians who have to walk along and cross these very same roads. The most dangerous…read more →

NJ Bike Ped News Feed for February 1 – February 15, 2012

New DOT Committee Presents Recommendations on Ways to Reduce Train-Related Deaths The Star-Ledger • February 8, 2012     Taking Count of Cyclists, Walkers, Changes in Philly Region Newsworks.org • February 6, 2012     Egg Harbor City Maps Out a Safer Commute for its Students Press of Atlantic City • February 4, 2012     Update: Police Identify Pedestrian…read more →

Breaking News: New Jersey Transportation Officials announce Rail Safety Blueprint

Report emphasizes engineering, education and enforcement  (Trenton) – NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson today announced a range of initiatives designed for quick implementation to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths along the state’s busy railroad tracks. The announcement caps three months of work by a Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee and its three subcommittees that were formed in the wake…read more →

NJDOT Safe Streets to Transit Program

The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) program was introduced in 2006 as an important component of the Pedestrian Safety Initiative by then Governor Jon Corzine. The program provides $5 million as a means to provide funding to counties and municipalities with transit facilities in need of improvement and accessibility upgrades. The program seeks to…read more →

NJ Bike Ped News Feed for January 15 – February 1, 2012

N.J. Supreme Court Rules Essex County Not liable for Bicyclist’s Death The Star-Ledger • January 21, 2012     Alliance for Biking & Walking Releases 2012 Benchmarking Report Mobilizing the Region • January 26, 2012     House Bill Threatens to Eliminate Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding League of American Bicyclists • January 28 2011     In Westfield, Patricia Currie…read more →

News feed for December 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012

New Analysis Identifies Most Dangerous Roads for Bicyclists in Southern New Jersey Counties Mobilizing the Region • December 30, 2011 Study: Route 9 Most Dangerous Road for Bicyclists Toms River Patch • December 1, 2011 Jersey City School Children in Greenville Learn About Pedestrian Safety The Jersey Journal • December 8, 2011 Woman Crossing Route 129 Struck, Killed by Trenton…read more →

For Public Review and Comment: The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center 5-Year Strategic Plan

The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJBPRC) is proud to announce the completion of its draft 5-year Strategic Plan. A strategic planning process was initiated in 2011 to take stock of past successes and to identify current challenges and opportunities informing and guiding the Center’s work over the next three to five years. The process of creating this Plan…read more →

NJ Bike Ped News Feed for November 9 – December 1, 2011

Pedestrian Safety Program Launched in Hillsdale NorthJersey.com • November 10, 2011       Working for Safer Streets in Gloucester County, NJ Mobilizing the Region • November 21, 2011       Pedestrians, Drivers Must Both be on Alert at South Jersey Crosswalks Courier Post Online• November 28, 2011       Hackettstown Police Respond to Two Separate Pedestrian Crashes…read more →

Just Released: 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center of New Jersey is proud to release the 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report This report is intended to extend and update the information provided in the 2010 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report. Data presented in this report were collected from a variety of sources, but focus on the Plan4Safety database of reported crashes in the…read more →

New Jersey Bike/Ped News Feed

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines   Lawrence Hopewell Trail Receives $248K Award Lawrenceville Patch •November 2, 2011       Fort Lee to use grant funds for ADA compliance NorthJersey.com • November 4, 2011       Hoboken’s first pedestrian mall to open on Nov. 10 HudsonReporter.com • November 9, 2011       For more NJ Bike/Ped headlines click here!  …read more →