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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 →

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design: What’s New and How Will the Changes Impact the Pedestrian Environment?

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design: What’s New and How Will the Changes Impact the Pedestrian Environment?

In 1991 the Department of Justice adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. These standards required newly constructed and renovated places of public accommodation and commercial use to be designed in ways that prohibited discrimination on the basis of disability. These principles also required consistency with design guidelines published by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers…read more →

Bike Month Events for May!

Bike Month Events for May!

Happy Bike Month! To help celebrate, we have put together a list of the many events that are occurring throughout the great state of New Jersey! After all we are #5 on the list of bicycle friendly states! So in keeping with that trend there are many events planned that promote cycling, provide training for all ages, and encourage active…read more →

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 →