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NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: April 24, 2020 – May 8, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: April 24, 2020 – May 8, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. Check below for New Jersey headlines, crash reports, and the latest from around the county and the world.

 

 

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Advocacy Groups Urge NJ Turnpike Authority to Put the Brakes on $24B Capital Plan
April 28, 2020 – njspotlight.com

Asbury Park issues metered parking, transportation updates
April 30, 2020 – patch.com

You Ride/We Give – virtual fundraiser for local foodbanks
May 3, 2020 – mercerme.com

Residents take advantage of towpaths, parks as sites reopen across the state
May 4, 2020 – centraljersey.com

To me and other cyclists, riding every day through the pandemic ‘is like therapy’
May 5, 2020 – nj.com

NJDOT grants funding for streetscape project
May 6, 2020 – capemaycountyherald.com

Metuchen gains state support for 25 mph speed limit on length of Route 27, work on flashing crosswalks begin
May 6, 2020 – centraljersey.com

 

Crash Reports

Old Bridge: Pedestrian struck, killed on Rt. 9 Monday
April 24, 2020 – patch.com

Blackwood man killed by drunk driver identified: Police
April 28, 2020 – patch.com

Elderly woman dies in Longport crash
May 4, 2020 – patch.com

Pedestrian struck and killed on Route 9 is identified
May 4, 2020 – nj.com

Point Pleasant Beach grad killed in Monroe bicycle accident
May 5, 2020 – mycentraljersey.com

 

National

The Pandemic Shows What Cars Have Done to Cities
April 24, 2020 – theatlantic.com

Portland to find ways to give walkers, bikers more social distancing space
April 28, 2020 – oregonlive.com

New Haven closing roads for pedestrian traffic near hiking trails
April 28, 2020 – wfsb.com

West Philadelphia group offering free bikes to essential workers
April 29, 2020 – 6abc.com

Phoenix releases pedestrian safety activity book
April 30, 2020 – patch.com

New Grand Island hike and bike trail planned
April 30, 2020 – theindependent.com

Mountain View plans seek to build bike commuter bridge into North Bayshore
April 30, 2020 – mv-voice.com

Augusta bridge is closing to cars for pedestrian plan
April 30, 2020 – augustachronicle.com

Pedestrian safety enhanced at busy Prescott hospital intersection
April 30, 2020 – dcourier.com

Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections
April 30, 2020 – news.vanderbilt.edu

DOT works on pedestrian safety – including Denison crossings
May 1, 2020 – steubencourier.com

Charlotte Shared Streets program creates social distance while passing another pedestrian
May 1, 2020 – wcnc.com

‘The streets will change’: Pittsburgh will have fewer cars, more walking and biking due to coronavirus, urbanist says
May 1, 2020 – Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

NYC streets open for pedestrian use amid COVID-19 outbreak
May 2, 2020 – pix11.com

City pedestrian signals reverting back to push button activation
May 2, 2020 – guelphtoday.com

Cycle power: bikes emerge as a post-lockdown commuter option
May 3, 2020 – newjerseynewsnetwork.com

Social distancing impossible on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new pedestrian bridge
May 4, 2020 – gothamist.com

‘It’s still bike month’: Tri-State cyclists finding ways to celebrate while social distancing
May 4, 2020 – wcpo.com

Several Baltimore streets close for walkers and bikers to practice social distancing
May 4, 2020 – foxbaltimore.com

New Orleans to limit traffic on Moss Street to give pedestrians, bikes more room
May 5, 2020 – nola.com

Taxis, bikes & sushi robots keep New Yorkers fed, protected
May 6, 2020 – inquirer.com

This is every cyclist who was killed by a driver in 2020
May 6, 2020 – outsideonline.com

Breckenridge considers pedestrian-only Main Street to allow for outdoor restaurants and retail
May 6, 2020 – summitdaily.com

These Portland streets will become more pedestrian-friendly starting tomorrow
May 6, 2020 – portlandmercury.com

‘A brand new corridor’: Three-year, $17 million remodel of Des Moines’ Ingersoll Avenue starts soon
May 6, 2020 – desmoinesregister.com

New York City rolls out next wave of open streets
May 6, 2020 – ny.curbed.com

City of Charlottesville encourages people to get out and ride
May 6, 2020 – cbs19news.com

Celebrate Bike Month by getting active during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 6, 2020 – wvnstv.com

Greenport planning for post-pandemic life, which could include pedestrian-friendly streets
May 7, 2020 – suffolktimes.timesreview.com

 

International

COVID-19 and the need for ‘pop-up’ walking and cycling facilities
April 27, 2020 – trl.co.uk

European cities bet on pedal power after lockdown
April 30, 2020 – politico.com

German traffic law change increases fine, adjusts cycling traffic and introduces new traffic signs
May 1, 2020 – army.mil

Capitals are revising traffic concepts
May 1, 2020 – orf.at

£2.5m highway improvement scheme to ‘enhance’ cycling and pedestrian network
May 4, 2020 – gothamist.com

Brussels going greener mid coronavirus crisis
May 4, 2020 – kob.com

France is funding cycling in the Corona crisis with EUR 20 million
May 4, 2020 – techandnature.com

Post-pandemic future will be ‘Golden Age’ for cycling, Boris Johnson tells parliament
May 6, 2020 – forbes.com

Paris plans to permanently convert 50km of city centre roads into no-car zones
May 6, 2020 – neweurope.eu

Toronto closing streets to make room for pedestrians and cyclists
May 7, 2020 – durhamradionews.com