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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 →

Complete Streets in NJ….an Evolution

While residents of New Jersey can occasionally complain about road conditions for drivers, hazards for bicyclists and pedestrians have been historically overlooked.  This can be attributed to the fact that the street environment in our communities tends to be oriented towards automobiles, often resulting in unsafe conditions for other users. Through efforts by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)…read more →

Welcome to the New Jersey Walks & Bikes Blog! : Inaugural Post

This blog has been created to replace the quarterly editions of the New Jersey Walks and Bikes Newsletter. The transition to a blog format will enable us to provide an up-to-date resource for posting articles and local news topics to members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) and planning professionals around the State. The blog will be maintained…read more →