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NJ Bike/Ped News Feed March 17, 2020 – March 30, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed March 17, 2020 – March 30, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

13 N.J. hiking trails to cure your coronavirus cabin fever
March 21, 2020 – nj.com

Milltown playgrounds closed until further notice
March 23, 2020 – tapinto.net

Coronavirus: NJ Transit among agencies requesting $25 billion bailout from Congress
March 24, 2020 – northjersey.com

Novel coronavirus pandemic may delay the long-awaited installation of flashing crosswalks in Metuchen
March 24, 2020 – centraljersey.com 

Ocean City shuts down its boardwalk, beaches because of lack of social distancing
March 26, 2020 – inquirer.com

Morris County Park Commission amends hours; rules and regulations
March 26, 2020 – parsippanyfocus.com

DEP offers tips for social distancing when visiting state parks
March 27, 2020 – centraljersey.com

Park Commission urges social distancing in Somerset County parks
March 27, 2020 – patch.com

More sidewalk art cheers Hawthorne pedestrians
March 27, 2020 – tapinto.net

 

Crash Reports

Branchburg man fatally struck crossing Route 202
March 17, 2020 – mycentraljersey.com

Pedestrian struck and killed in Jersey City hit-and-run near hospital
March 18, 2020 – northjersey.com

Teen bicyclist struck and killed by car in Blaine
March 21, 2020 – startribune.com

Man trying to walk between trailers of moving big rig is struck, killed in Modesto
March 24, 2020 – modbee.com

Woman in crosswalk hit by 2 vehicles, killed in Bridgewater
March 24, 2020 – patch.com

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in Capital Circle SE crash
March 25, 2020 – wctv.tv

National

Virginia House Passes Bike, Pedestrian and Driver Bills Aimed at Safety
March 17, 2020 – connectionnewspapers.com

NYC bike shops designated ‘essential businesses’ exempt from coronavirus shutdown
March 21, 2020 – nyc.streetsblog.org

D.C. Mayor Closes National Mall to Pedestrian and Bike Traffic
March 22, 2020 – insidenova.com

Divvy in the time of coronavirus: What the bike-share system is doing to protect riders, workers
March 23, 2020 – chi.streetsblog.org

Philly, New York, and Bogotá are making more streets walk/bike only. Should DC?
March 23, 2020 – ggwash.org

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks Concept and Schematic Design Proposals for The Riverline
March 23, 2020 – buffalorising.com

City Looks At Opening Streets to Pedestrians
March 23, 2020 – bklyner.com

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition announces annual award winners
March 24, 2020 – southtahoenow.com

Cities win funding for school pathway projects
March 25, 2020 – tetonvalleynews.net

Coronavirus and Cycling: Bike-Riding Surge Leads to Calls for Better Infrastructure, More Open Space
March 25, 2020 – gothamgazette.com

NYC launches pilot program, closing streets for pedestrian use during social distancing
March 26, 2020 – 1010wins.radio.com

As trail use soars, groups push for opening some Philly streets to just walking, biking
March 30, 3030 – inquirer.com

 

International

Not getting better: Many have embraced Vision Zero in Canada, so why aren’t we achieving more?
March 22nd – ottawacitizen.com

Toronto pedestrian fatalities down amid COVID-19, but speeding hasn’t stopped
March 26, 2020 – cbc.ca