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NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: May 23, 2020 – June 5, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: May 23, 2020 – June 5, 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

First phase of N. Harrison Street traffic light project completed
May 27, 2020 – centraljersey.com

Ridgewood considers downtown vehicle limitations, pedestrian mall
May 29, 2020 – patch.com

Jersey City reveals plans to expand Newark Ave. Pedestrian Plaza for patrons & pedestrians
May 29, 2020 – hudsoncountyview.com

Coronavirus News: Hoboken to create open streets on 17 city blocks this weekend
May 30, 2020 – abc7ny.com

NJ: N.J. commuting will change forever as state slowly reopens. Here’s what to expect.
June 1, 2020 – masstransitmag.com

 

Crash Reports

Palisades Park pedestrian, 70, struck by car
May 28, 2020 – dailyvoice.com

Hackensack pedestrian struck, gets ticket
May 29, 2020 – dailyvoice.com

 

National

LASD to conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety operation in SCV
May 25, 2020 – signalscv.com

American cities are built for cars. The coronavirus could change that.
May 26, 2020 – newrepublic.com

Bike demand soars as Covid-wary riders ditch transit for cycling
May 27, 2020 – msn.com

Final phase of Flora-Bama crosswalk, pedestrian improvements moving forward
May 27, 2020 – mynbc15.com

Coalition offers Rhode Island Officials path to walking, bicycling success
May 27, 2020 – ecori.org

French Quarter as pedestrian-only zone? LaToya Cantrell says she’s for it, task force to study
May 27, 2020 – nola.com

These Chicago streets will open for pedestrians, cyclists to use while social distancing
May 27, 2020 – nbcchicago.com

Frisco to open pedestrian promenade on Main Street, launch shop local campaign
May 27, 2020 – summitdaily.com

Rehoboth Beach to install new pedestrian walkway to help businesses reopen
May 27, 2020 – firststateupdate.com

Poughkeepsie to make bicycling safer
May 27, 2020 – midhudsonnews.com

1 lane of Tysons Road closing for pedestrian, bicyclist use
May 28, 2020 – patch.com

Stillwater Lift Bridge will open for bicyclists and pedestrians on June 1
May 28, 2020 – stcroix360.com

Pandemic stokes upsurge in city bicycling, DOT data reveals
May 28, 2020 – brooklyneagle.com

Three streets designated for pedestrian traffic indefinitely: Garden, Harvard and Magazine
May 28, 2020 – cambridgeday.com

Advocacy group offers advice for prospective bike-commuters
May 28, 2020 – insidenova.com

City outlines plans for 3 North Austin roadway projects to increase mobility, pedestrian safety
May 29, 2020 – communityimpact.com

Thousands of JUMP e-bikes are destroyed, prompting criticism
May 29, 2020 – bicycling.com

Monon Trail pedestrian bridge opens over SR 32
May 29, 2020 – fox59.com

Park City approves Main Street pedestrian days, seen as a step toward economic recovery
May 29, 2020 – parkrecord.com

Breckenridge passes resolution for pedestrian-only Main Street
May 29, 2020 – skyhinews.com

‘The joys of walking’: Pro-pedestrian groups hope increase in strolling will last beyond pandemic
May 30, 2020 – washingtonexaminer.com

Electric bicycle sales blooming since the lockdown, cities & commuter habits shifting
May 30, 2020 – cleantechnica.com

Vermont bike shops see boom in sales and repairs
May 31, 2020 – vtdigger.org

‘Rediscovering cycling’: Area shop owners report record-breaking demand for bicycles, repairs
June 1, 2020 – semissourian.com

Traffic, pedestrian signals to be added to 3 O’Connor Drive intersections in Round Rock
June 1 , 2020 – communityimpact.com

Washington D.C. drops speed limit to 20 mph to address pedestrian deaths
June 1, 2020 – foxnews.com

Newark propose turning Main Street into pedestrian mall for dining and shopping on weekend evenings
June 3, 2020 – newarkpostonline.com

Westport approves additional pedestrian access for Main Street
June 3, 2020 – westport-news.com

Oak Street repaving project to include bike lanes, eliminate parking
June 3, 2020 – residentnews.net

Tactical Urbanism: Reimagining our cities post Covid-19
June 4, 2020 – archdaily.com

 

International

UK cities trial ‘red carpet’ crosswalks to reduce pedestrian accidents
May 27, 2020 – thenextweb.com

Toronto to close more than 10km of roads this weekend for pedestrians and cyclists
June 3, 2020 – blogto.com