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NJ Walks and Bikes

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 →

Community Spotlight: Rutgers University Bike Rental Pilot Program

Throughout New Jersey, bicycle use is increasing. Local communities, and now Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey are establishing programs and policies that are encouraging alternatives to driving. Although these programs are not a direct result of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Complete Street’s Policy, they are providing the policy with a solid foundation in the push for…read more →

West Windsor Township– New Jersey’s First Bicycle Friendly Community

In 2004, West Windsor completed the West Windsor Township Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan through aid received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. With almost eight years having passed since its completion, West Windsor has shown a dedication to following the plan and has received a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), Bronze level designation from…read more →

Hoboken – Leading the way for Bicycle Accommodation in New Jersey

Last year, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) completed a Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Study for the City of Hoboken. The study, completed by The RBA Group produced the City of Hoboken Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan provides city officials with a “comprehensive approach to identify priority capital investments for creating, enhancing, and expanding walking and bicycling opportunities…read more →