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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 →

NJ Bike Ped News Feed for November 9 – December 1, 2011

Pedestrian Safety Program Launched in Hillsdale • November 10, 2011       Working for Safer Streets in Gloucester County, NJ Mobilizing the Region • November 21, 2011       Pedestrians, Drivers Must Both be on Alert at South Jersey Crosswalks Courier Post Online• November 28, 2011       Hackettstown Police Respond to Two Separate Pedestrian Crashes…read more →

Just Released: 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center of New Jersey is proud to release the 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report This report is intended to extend and update the information provided in the 2010 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report. Data presented in this report were collected from a variety of sources, but focus on the Plan4Safety database of reported crashes in the…read more →

New Jersey Bike/Ped News Feed

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines   Lawrence Hopewell Trail Receives $248K Award Lawrenceville Patch •November 2, 2011       Fort Lee to use grant funds for ADA compliance • November 4, 2011       Hoboken’s first pedestrian mall to open on Nov. 10 • November 9, 2011       For more NJ Bike/Ped headlines click here!  …read more →

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 →