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Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for August 1 – August 15, 2013

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for August 1 – August 15, 2013

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Crackdown on Route 130 adds a new tactic: cops as decoy pedestrians – August 1

Road conditions analyzed for Rutherford’s proposed bike ring – August 1

Walking the boards – August 1

NJ Transit Train Deaths Adding Up in 2013 – August 2

Newark, Meet Your River – August 2

Driver gets 5-year sentence in hit-and-run accident that killed AC man in motorized wheelchair – August 3

Group petitions for traffic light at dangerous Jersey City Heights intersection – August 5

Kickstarter Win for YBIKE Evolve, the 3-in-1 Smart Bike for Kids – August 6

TransOptions aims to teach kids bike safety – August 7

Task force address pedestrian-vehicle concerns on Rt. 1 – August 7

Hilltop Conservancy to Host Kid’s Grasshopper Bicycle Race Aug. 17 – August 7

Ramapo Rally a full day of fun – August 8

Long Beach Township Teaching Traffic Safety With T-shirts – August 8

Disable Veteran Kicked Off Boardwalk For Walking With Service Dog – August 11

Pedestrian Safety Campaign Will Launch in Hackettstown – August 11

N.J. slow to make fixes for bike traffic on Route 9W – August 11

Accidents on 9W continue as bicyclists wait for promised state upgrades – August 12

BOOMR Bike Tour offers various routes through Sussex, Warren counties – August 13

Graphic D-Signs Sets Stellar Stage for New Jersey State Criterium Championships Bicycle Race – August 13

Plan for TID questioned in Ridgewood – August 13

Bike OCNJ to discuss citywide route at community meeting – August 13

School districts update programs, equipment and more – August 14

Is crosswalk necessary at Chatham Township ‘hub?’ – August 14

Social Bicycles Brings ‘Smart’ Bike Share to Hoboken – August 14

Brigantine Police encourage kids to wear bicycle helmets – August 14

Township to receive ‘Safe Corridor’ grant for Route 1 – August 14

The Record: Biking in Jersey – August 15

Jersey City’s Missing Bike Lanes Will Be Striped This Fall, City Promises – August 15

County distributing new “Yield to Pedestrian” signs

SUNNE.WS – August 15

Shuttles for walkers, cyclists over Bayonne Bridge – August 15


Crash Report

Man struck by NJ Transit train in Matawan – July 31

Man is killed by NJ Transit Train in Garfield – August 1

Train strikes, kills woman at Matawan-Aberdeen station – August 5

Two boys struck by a car in Lakewood – August 5

Woman pedestrian hit on River Road in Guttenberg is still unconscious but stable – August 10

Motorist Strikes Cyclist on Grandview Avenue, North Caldwell, Saturday – August 10

Morristown man struck, killed by NJ Transit train in Convent Station – August 11

Bicyclist killed in crash with car on Route 10 in Roxbury, police say – August 11

Tractor-Trailer And Bicyclists Involved In Barnegat Light Crash – August 13

Bicyclist injured after she was hit by car Monday – August 14



AAA Members: Get Your Money Back – August 7

High Pedestrian Fatality Rates Aren’t the Only Thing FHWA “Focus Cities” Have in Common – August 7

The Trials and Tribulations of Walking in South Jersey – August 8

THUD Post-Mortem: What Happened? – August 9

What Route 35 Could Look Like if NJDOT Followed its Own Complete Streets Policy – August 9

Meet Your Rep: Join a Town Hall Meeting – August 9

Women On A Roll To Better Health – August 12

Harvey Cedars Mayor and Residents Fight for “3 iN HC” – August 12

Bicyclist Killed By Motorist On Route 10 in Succasunna – August 13

Bicycling & Equity – August 13

New Cyclist on NYPD Blitz: “It Makes Me Think Twice” About Using Citi Bike – August 14

More than crosswalk needed – August 15

Should Cyclists Be Treated Like Pedestrians, Motorists — or Cyclists? – August 15



Hit & run driver accelerated onto LA boardwalk – August 4

A Pedestrian Is Killed in a Traffic Crash in the U.S. Every 2 Hours – August 5

Does Citi Bike Hurt or Help Local Bike Rental Companies? – August 5

Study: Cyclists Gravitate Toward Streets With Protected Bike Lanes – August 7

Advocacy Group Tells Connecticut: Make Roads Safer For Seniors – August 8

10 Myths About Women & Bicycling – August 8

The skirt that inspires more women to cycle – August 8

Texting while walking blamed in the nationwide increase of pedestrian deaths – August 9

Meet Streetmix, the Website Where You Can Design Your Own Street – August 12

Austin Ramps Up Enforcement of Passing Law – August 12

NHTSA Reports 2011 Pedestrian Fatalities Up 3%

U.S. Department of Transportation – August 2013

Everyone Is A Pedestrian Website Launch – August 2013

National Center Releases Report on How MPOs Are Handling TAP and SRTS – August 2013

Parent & Child Surveys of School Travel Experience, Safety – August 2013

Timeline: NYC’s Uncertain Bike Share Expansion – August 13

Advocates Working with MPOS – August 14

Loophole in New NYSDOT Policy Undermines New York’s Complete Streets Law – August 15

Complete Streets Celebrates 500 Policies – August 15



What To Bring – August 5

Asbury Park Press Video on Route 35 Bike Lanes – August 7

AARP NJ Mobilizes For Complete Streets – August 9

Where Should I Ride? – August 12