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NJ DOT Unveils new Website for Complete Streets

NJ DOT Unveils new Website for Complete Streets

Today, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) unveiled their new Complete Streets Website! Here policy makers, advocates, and residents can all come to understand more about Complete Streets and see the progress NJDOT is making in implementing the policy though its own roadway projects. The site also provides a great deal of transparency in the Complete Streets process by listing the exemptions procedures and identifying those projects that have received an exemption.

Head on over to the new site today! http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/completestreets/

Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations in the Development and Design Review Process: Options for New Jersey Municipalities

Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations in the Development and Design Review Process: Options for New Jersey Municipalities

More and more New Jersey municipalities are recognizing the benefits of being a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. In addition to easing roadway congestion, making walking and biking a viable transportation mode for both utilitarian and recreational trips has environmental and social benefits as well. Biking and walking allows for healthier communities by providing opportunities for exercise, by contributing to a more egalitarian and connected transportation system, and by providing opportunities for community interaction and sense of place. This positive change is being fostered in New Jersey communities at all levels of government, but no player can have a greater impact in changing a community than the community itself. The following article, identifies some of the way communities can bring about these types of changes to New Jersey’s already crowded streets.

Local Bike/Ped News Feed for June 1 – June 15, 2012

Local Bike/Ped News Feed for June 1 – June 15, 2012

Welcome to the NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for the first half of June! We’ve scoured the web to bring you all of the latest news on bicycle and pedestrian issues occurring in New Jersey. If you have any articles you think we should add, please let us know! Click past the break to see the entire feed!

Enjoy!

Bicycling, Walking and Public Health in New Jersey

Bicycling, Walking and Public Health in New Jersey

National Trends Across the nation, cities are investing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to promote active transportation options. Recent expansions of bike share programs, street improvement projects, and investment in recreational paths and trails are a few exciting changes which not only provide improved day-to-day transportation options, but also fun and easy ways to improve personal health and fitness. Bicycling…read more →

CALLING ALL BICYCLE ADVOCATES to attend the June 11th NJ TRANSIT BOARD MEETING!

At the May Board Meeting, recommendations regarding the NJ TRANSIT Bicycles on Trains Policy were presented to the NJ TRANSIT BOARD by North Jersey Transit Advisory Committee Chair Suzanne Mack. The Board will be discussing the outcome of the discussions related to the recommendations at the June 11th Board Meeting. We need supporters there on June 11th at NJ TRANSIT…read more →

Bike/Ped News Feed For May 15 – June 1, 2012

Bike/Ped News Feed For May 15 – June 1, 2012

        South Brunswick High School Students Seek Sidewalk Mobilizing the Region • May 16, 2012     Bringing a Bicycle Culture to Camden The Inquirer • May 29, 2012     City of New Brunswick Endorses Complete Streets Policy New Brunswick Patch • May 30, 2012     Pedestrian Killed in Cherry Hill Parking Lot Courier Post…read more →

Metro Park Station’s Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon is up and Running!

Metro Park Station’s Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon is up and Running!

  In the above video, NJDOT Commissioner Simpson, NJ Transit Executive Director Weinstein and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac can be seen activating and crossing Route 27 using the newly installed Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon. This location is the first installation of the signal in New Jersey, and further exemplifies NJDOT’s commitment to pedestrian safety throughout the state.

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

Route 52 Causeway Bridge Opening The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Somers Point, Ocean City and other officials formally opened the new $400 million Route 52 Causeway Bridge connecting Somers Point and Ocean on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The grand opening event was held at the John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point and consisted of a short speaking program…read more →

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed For May 1 – May 15, 2012

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed For May 1 – May 15, 2012

      Fort Lee, NJ Cracking Down on ‘Dangerous Walking’ by Handing Out Summonses CBS New York • May 10, 2012   Can ‘Bike Lane to Nowhere’ Jumpstart Long-Stalled Visions for a Greener JC? Hudson Reporter • May 6, 2012   Camden County to Launch Bike Share Mobilizing the Region • May 9, 2012   Update: Bicyclist Hit by…read more →

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

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

The New Jersey Walks and Bikes News Feed attempts to report all local news and information about cycling and walking that is occurring throughout the state. In this months report we have seen a total of six reported incidents that have included cyclists or pedestrians and also share with you some articles that highlight local efforts to provide safer streets…read more →