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Rolling and Patrolling

Rolling and Patrolling

Bicycle patrols have become an increasingly popular choice for police departments across the United States, including New Jersey. By creating closer and more frequent interaction with law enforcement, the public becomes more familiar with the officers responsible for their safety. Bicycle patrols emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s as an alternative to typical patrolling methods.   According to…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped  News for April 1, 2012 – April 15, 2012

Local NJ Bike/Ped News for April 1, 2012 – April 15, 2012

Transportation Services Urge Crosswalk Safety Daily Targum • April 12, 2012 Free Car Magnets: ‘Stop for Pedestrians’ Ocean City Patch • April 4, 2012 Jersey City, Paterson, Newark Named Among 10 Best Walking Cities in Country The Star-Ledger • April 2, 2012 Hit-And-Run Driver Kills N.J. Mom of 5 on Her Way to Church CBS New York • April 2,…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News for March 15, 2012 – April 1, 2012

Local NJ Bike/Ped News for March 15, 2012 – April 1, 2012

Nearly $80M Award to Improve Roads throughout N.J. Press of The Star-Ledger • March 24, 2012 As DOT Prepares Plan, Push for Roundabouts in Smithtown Times of Smithtown • March 29, 2012 Fayson Lakes Road Signage to be Purchased with State Grant Tri-Boro Patch • March 28, 2012 Bicyclists Airlifted After Kinnelon Crash Suburban Trends • March 19, 2012 North…read more →

Pedestrian Improvement Projects Throughout the State of New Jersey

Pedestrian Improvement Projects Throughout the State of New Jersey

It has been a busy few years in New Jersey in terms of improving the safety of the State’s pedestrians through the implementation of significant pedestrian infrastructure projects.  The following article highlights a few of these projects. Main Street – Little Falls, NJ One of the more interesting projects, in terms of its implementation, has occurred in Little Falls Township,…read more →

Breaking News: March adds 4 New Municipal Complete Streets Policies!

Breaking News: March adds 4 New Municipal Complete Streets Policies!

March has been a busy month for New Jersey municipalities, as 4 new Complete Streets policies have been passed throughout the state. Through the tireless efforts of local advocates and their community leaders, policies were passed in Trenton (March 1), Princeton Twp (March 12), Princeton Boro (March 13), and Dover Twp (March 27). This brings the total number of municipal…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News for March 1, 2012 – February 15, 2012

Local NJ Bike/Ped News for March 1, 2012 – February 15, 2012

Ocean City Woman Will Fight Again for Electric Bike Press of Atlantic City • March 9, 2012     Tri-State Report Identifies Region’s Most Dangerous Roads for Walking Mobilizing the Region • March 7, 2012     Upper Saddle River Police, AAA Offer Class on Pedestrian Safety Tips NorthJersey.com • March 8, 2012     Pedestrian Struck on Washington Avenue…read more →

What’s the Law Anyway? A Quick Guide to New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws (2012)

What’s the Law Anyway? A Quick Guide to New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws (2012)

Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) covers motor vehicle law, as well as laws that govern highways in general (note: the definition of “highway” according to state law is different from the colloquial definition of the term – according to state law, virtually every public road and street that automobiles operate on, including city streets and side…read more →

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

Bicyclists Press NJ Transit to Reverse Policy on Train Access NorthJersey.com • February 25, 2012     Trenton Police Department Brings Back Bicycle Unit for Downtown Patrols The Times of Trenton • February 28, 2012     Urban Trail Pathway Project Set to Roll Courier Post Online • February 19, 2012     Irvington Man Killed After SUV Hits His…read more →

Breaking News: NJDOT Kicks off Complete Streets Workshops

On Thursday, February 23, 2012 the New Jersey Department of Transportation hosted a Complete Streets Workshop at its headquarters in Ewing, NJ. The purpose of the workshop was to train NJDOT’s newly hired Civil Engineers in Training (CET) on the basic concepts of complete streets, including policy, policy adoption and implementation, and design. There were approximately 42 CET’s at the…read more →

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 →