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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 • 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 →

Breaking News: NJDOT Kicks off Complete Streets Workshops

On Thursday, February 23, 2012 the New Jersey Department of Transportation hosted a Complete Streets Workshop at its headquarters in Ewing, NJ. The purpose of the workshop was to train NJDOT’s newly hired Civil Engineers in Training (CET) on the basic concepts of complete streets, including policy, policy adoption and implementation, and design. There were approximately 42 CET’s at the…read more →

Helping to Tame Multi-Lane Crossings

It is no secret that traveling along New Jersey’s roadways can sometimes offer a stressful, heart racing experience. While motorists can often be heard complaining about traffic, construction, and especially the behavior of other drivers, few seem to realize how intimidating it can be for pedestrians who have to walk along and cross these very same roads. The most dangerous…read more →

NJ Bike Ped News Feed for February 1 – February 15, 2012

New DOT Committee Presents Recommendations on Ways to Reduce Train-Related Deaths The Star-Ledger • February 8, 2012     Taking Count of Cyclists, Walkers, Changes in Philly Region • February 6, 2012     Egg Harbor City Maps Out a Safer Commute for its Students Press of Atlantic City • February 4, 2012     Update: Police Identify Pedestrian…read more →

Breaking News: New Jersey Transportation Officials announce Rail Safety Blueprint

Report emphasizes engineering, education and enforcement  (Trenton) – NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson today announced a range of initiatives designed for quick implementation to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths along the state’s busy railroad tracks. The announcement caps three months of work by a Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee and its three subcommittees that were formed in the wake…read more →

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 →