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Nominations are open for the 2017 Complete Streets Awards!

We need your help! The New Jersey Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are asking readers for nominations for Complete Streets awards. This year there will be two categories of awards: Complete Street Champions and Complete Streets Excellence Awards. The Complete Street Champion Awards will go to three individuals/groups/teams that have demonstrated commitment to…read more →

AARP Community Challenge Grant Available – Due June 30

AARP Community Challenge Grant Available – Due June 30

AARP staff and volunteers across the country are working with local leaders and organizations to enhance the quality of life for all people of all ages. To help support communities and create change in both AARP age-friendly network and non-network communities, AARP plays several key roles, including advocating on important issues, engaging citizens, providing resources and expertise, and serving as…read more →

NJAIM Continues Bike Rodeo Efforts During Summer Months

NJAIM Continues Bike Rodeo Efforts During Summer Months

Is this the busiest year yet for the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM) program? It sure seems that way, as the ambassadors have been around the state assisting with bicycle rodeos, street safety, and even a bicycle valet! NJAIM, an initiative from the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, was created to help spread knowledge about bicycle safety, bicycle…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed May 18, 2017 – June 13, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed May 18, 2017 – June 13, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world.   NJ Bike/Ped Headlines NJ TRANSIT Installing 360-Degree Cameras to Protect Pedestrians, Riders, Motorists May 18, 2017 –Nj.gov Proposed bike trail in Watchung Reservation sparks battle May 18, 2017 –Nj.com Plan for mountain bike trail ditched after nasty year-long battle May…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 15, 2017 – May 19, 2017

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed April 15, 2017 – May 19, 2017

Our biweekly News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world.   NJ Bike/Ped Headlines Dover launches Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign Apr 2, 2017 – NewJerseyHills.com Grove Avenue in Metuchen eyed for bicycle and pedestrian safety April 4, 2017 – GMNews.com Road Warrior: Walkers beware! April 4, 2017 – NorthJersey.com Walkable…read more →

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. This new guide is the third in a series of Complete Streets guides…read more →

NJAIM Kicks Off the Summer with Bicycle Rodeos

NJAIM Kicks Off the Summer with Bicycle Rodeos

It is time again for New Jersey Bicycle Rodeos! The New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJAIM), an initiative from the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, have been busy in April and May working with partner organizations to teach kids important bicycle skills. The purpose of bicycle rodeos are to teach the basics of riding bicycles safely. Ambassadors work to…read more →

Learn about Passaic County Green Infrastructure Plan!

Learn about Passaic County Green Infrastructure Plan!

Passaic County, with support from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, has initiated a planning study to produce a county-wide Green Infrastructure Plan. The County will be holding a Public Open House to provide an opportunity for residents to learn about stormwater, green infrastructure, and the County’s planning study, as well as share information about challenges and opportunities in their…read more →

Philadelphia Complete Streets: A Rendering in Real Time

Philadelphia Complete Streets: A Rendering in Real Time

On Saturday, April 8, BPRC staff joined a group of Bloustein students and alumni in Philadelphia for a complete streets walking tour. The tour, hosted by Rutgers alumni and local planners, showcased recent successes and challenges with improving bicycle, pedestrian, and public space conditions in Center City. The group met and started the tour at the Porch at 30th Street,…read more →