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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 →

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 →