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Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for November 16 – November 30, 2013

Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for November 16 – November 30, 2013

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Ramp to Replace Stairs For Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrians and Cyclists – November 16

Glassboro, Rowan police conduct “decoy pedestrian” operation Friday – November 17

Montclair is named a Silver Level Walk Friendly Community (Yeah!) – November 17

Morristown points toward new look – November 18

Vision Zero Should be a Regional Approach to Traffic Safety – November 19

Cycling: Piermont and Nyack – November 21

Essex County freeholder awarded for ‘Complete Streets’ – November 21

Rutherford Backpedals on Complete Streets and Transparent Government – November 22

New signal makes crossing Chatham street safer – November 23

Port Authority’s free shuttle service ends high-use run on Bayonne Bridge – November 25

Rutherford Council puts off Orient Way bike path decision till spring – November 25

What We’re Thankful For in 2013 – November 26

Contest Promotes Awareness Of “Distracted Pedestrian” Dangers – November 27

Safer Streets Initiative Approved in Westfield – November 28


Crash Report

64-year-old Hillsborough bicyclist injured after being struck by SUV, police say – November 20

Metuchen man struck, killed while crossing street in borough – November 21



Take Action: Toward Zero Deaths – November 20

Learning to Love Your Traffic Engineer – Speed and Volume – November 20

Children’s bicycle helmets save lives – November 22

2002 Report on Reforming NJ Bike Ped Traffic Laws Needs a Second Look – November 24

Extend EHT bike/pedestrian path – November 25

Bicyclists must obey traffic safety laws – November 25

Fight Street Crime With Speed Bumps and Crosswalks – November 25

Learning to Love Your Traffic Engineer – Safety – November 27

But Here Is Some Good Bikes On Transit News – November 30

Light rail in Gloucester County will bring safety and traffic issues – November 30



Fatalities of Pedestrians, Bicycle Riders, and Motorists Due to Distracted Driving Motor Vehicle Crashes in the U.S., 2005–2010 – November/December 2013

New Report: Where We Ride – November 18

You Passed a Complete Streets Policy? Great. Now It’s Time to Implement It. – November 19

NYC Mayor-Elect’s Transition Team: 60+ People, No Transpo Experts – November 20

How Could One Thoughtless Driver Take This Child? – November 22

NYC’s Bike Share Stuck At Its Current Size – November 22

DOT Capstone Report Looks Back, Offers Advice to Next Administration – November 22

Bike/Ped Wins $90M in November Elections – November 22

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Winter Bicycle Commuting – November 25

Activists Take Brooklyn Speed Limit Into Own Hands, Install 20mph Signs in Park Slope – November 25

Pedestrian Safety Measures Pick Up Speed – November 26

Pennsylvania Transportation Bill a “Dramatic Win” for Biking and Walking – November 26

Washington First City in Nation to Deploy Stop Sign, Crosswalk Cams – November 26

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast, Episode 3 – November 26

New Software Lets You Virtually Stroll Down Streets That You Design – November 27



In Portland, Every Day Is Walk and Bike to School Day – November 18

Finally, a Bicycle Ad That’s as Sexy as One for a Car – November 29