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NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: September 15, 2020 – October 25, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: September 15, 2020 – October 25, 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

Westfield to Test Drive Bike Lane. Permanent Markings for Shared Cycle Path OK’d.
September 17, 2020 – tapinto.net

Montclair Planning Board Reviews SAFE Streets Plan, New State Storm Water Regulations
September 22, 2020 – tapinto.net

Raritan Residents: Pedestrian Safety a Borough-Wide Problem Needing to be Addressed
September 28, 2020 – tapinto.net

We’re creating a 30-year plan for our streets. Want to help? | Opinion
September 28, 2020 – nj.com

Shared Bike Lane Arrows Get Luke Warm Reception on Westfield’s Prospect Street
September 30, 2020 – tapinto.net

Essex- Hudson Trail Reaches Preliminary Agreement
October 2, 2020 – montclairlocal.news

Coronavirus won’t stop Halloween trick-or-treating in N.J., but officials issue safety guidelines
October 5, 2020 – nj.com

Halloween Still On in NJ; State Releases Guidelines, Urges Caution
October 5, 2020 – tapinto.net

In Trenton, artists hit the streets, literally (PHOTOS)
nj.com – October 5, 2020

PSEG Foundation to Fund First-of-Its-Kind Police Reform Initiative by Rutgers’ Center on Policing
October 6, 2020 – tapinto.net

Regional Center Partnership Announces Community Grants
October 8, 2020 – patch.com

Hudson County Commissioners Pass Resolution Supporting the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project which Runs Through Bloomfield
October 8, 2020 – tapinto.net

Benches Making Their Return to Belmar’s Boardwalk … One Truckload at a Time
October 8, 2020 – tapinto.net

Nutley Resident Starts Change.org Petition for Skate Park
October 8, 2020 – tapinto.net

Infrastructure improvements for one-mile stretch of Metuchen’s Main Street in preliminary design phase, public comment accepted through Oct. 30
October 11, 2020 – centraljersey.com

Asbury Park Announces ‘Design of Traffic Calming Measures’
October 14, 2020 – patch.com

Nutley BOC Approve Phase III of Prism’s On3 Redevelopment of Roche Site; Clifton Threatens to Close Off Metro Boulevard
October 20, 2020 – tapinto.net

Circuit Trails to rally on Facebook Live for missing South Jersey rails-to-trails link
October 20, 2020 – courierpostonline.com

Newark plans new pedestrian skyway, and commuters are going to pay for it
October 24, 2020 – nj.com

Crash Reports

A growing pedestrian safety crisis: Speed, short lights and SUVs are worsening a health epidemic
September 17, 2020

Delaware motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously hurt in N.J. crash
September 22, 2020 – nj.com

Jogger Dies After Being Struck in Crosswalk by Suspected Drunk Driver
September 22, 2020 – tapinto.net

Hazlet Man Hospitalized In Weekend Parkway Crash: Report
September 28, 2020 – patch.com

Ramsey woman charged with assault by auto after seriously injuring bicyclist
September 30, 2020 -northjersey.com

Police Seeking Driver In Fatal New Brunswick Hit and Run
October 1, 2020 – tapinto.net

Fatal crash on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City; 21st roadway death in Hudson this year
October 2, 2020 – NJ.com

Pedestrian struck and killed while attempting to cross Route 31
October 4, 2020 – NJ.com

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Bergen County
October 11, 2020

Brick Motorcyclist Dies in Brick Boulevard Crash
October 11, 2020 – brick.shorebeat.com

Pedestrian struck and killed in Nutley
October 16, 2020 – NJ.com

Piscataway Police: Man Struck and Killed in Early Morning Accident on Stelton Road
October 19, 2020 – tapinto.net

82-year-old man struck, killed by driver who fled scene, authorities say
October 20, 2020 – NJ.com

Pedestrian Struck at New Brunswick Train Station on Saturday
October 25, 2020 – tapinto.net

National

Illinois Bike Summit included updates on projects in Logan, Big Marsh, downstate
September 17, 2020 – chi.streetsblog.org

The Pandemic Bike Boom Hits in Some Unexpected American Cities
September 23, 2020 – bloomberg.com

Bicyclists tell us what their commute in Tysons is really like
September 23, 2020 – ggwash.org

Opelika residents review draft of bike, pedestrian plan
September 28, 2020 – oanow.com

ATA, MPC push for funds for transit, street remixes; Ideas floated for Division, Palmer
September 28, 2020 – chi.streetsblog.org

Washington State’s new bicycle “Safety Stop” law allows people biking to treat stops signs as yield signs with some exceptions.
September 30, 2020 – sdotblog.seattle.gov

Bicycle retailers are seeing unprecedented sales. But the supply chain is tight and new bikes are hard to find.
October 1, 2020 – coloradosun.com

Attention Seattle nonprofits, schools, and community organizations: We’re offering COVID-19 grants of up to $1,000 through Safe Routes to School program.
October 2, 2020 – sdotblog.seattle.gov

Normal Council Postpones One Normal Plaza Vote Again, OKs Biking/Walking Plan
October 5, 2020 – wglt.org

Cambridge City Council Votes to Fast-Track Citywide Protected Bike Lane Network
October 5, 2020 – Streetsblog MA

The Unequal Commute: Examining inequities in four metro areas’ transportation systems
October 6, 2020

Coming to America: Testing a typical Asian electric bike for a US audience
October 6, 2020 – electrek.co

The Lander St Bridge project – two decades in the making – has finally come to life! The bridge opens at 6 AM on Oct. 7.
October 6, 2020 – sdotblog.seattle.gov

UPDATE: San Jose City Council approves adding more bike lanes across city
October 6, 2020 – sanjosespotlight.com

Saginaw Man Killed in Car-Bicycle Crash on US-10 in Mason Co.
October 7, 2020 – 9and10news.com

Electric bicycle sales are booming thanks to COVID, but now there’s a new problem
October 7, 2020 – electrek.co

Aquidneck Island Council candidates respond with their visions for bicycle and pedestrian safety
October 7, 2020 – whatsupnewp.com

We’re extending the 4th Ave protected bike lane and continuing to grow the Center City Bike Network (thanks to your Levy dollars at work)!
October 8, 2020 – sdotblog.seattle.gov

Creating the Grace Greenway from the 312 River Run to the Lakefront Trail would be easy
October 8, 2020 – chi.streetsblog.org

Piedmont Started Updating Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
October 8, 2020 – patch.com

18th Street in Adams Morgan was a pedestrian zone for one weekend in June. What happened?
October 9, 2020 – ggwash.org

ODOT will award $28 million in safe routes to school grants statewide
October 13, 2020 – bikeportand.org

LCPS program encourages ‘Safe Routes to School’ despite shutdown
October 17, 2020 – lcsun-news.com

MnDOT offers funding to develop Safe Routes to School
October 20, 2020 – albertleatribune.com

Federal Judge Rules Lack of Accessible Crossing Signals Violates Rights of Disabled New Yorkers
October 20, 2020 – NY1

Bloomington City Council approves program to curb neighborhood speeding
October 22, 2020 – idsnews.com

Bicycle Group Wants Bike-Pedestrian Bridge For West End
October 22, 2020 – alamedasun.com

Consultants selected for countywide trail plan
October 22, 2020 – duboiscountyherald.com

Topsail Beach looks to add pathways for cyclists, pedestrians
October 25, 2020 – starnewsonline.com

San Jose is building 880 km of bike lanes — but will they get more people cycling?
October 29, 2020 – thenextweb.com

International

Death of 84-year-old pedestrian renews calls for safety improvements to NDG intersection
September 15, 2020 – cbc.ca

Report on Regina’s renewable targets emphasizes equity
September 17, 2020 – cbc.ca

If you are an Alicante resident, you can register your bike against theft
September 18, 2020 – themayor.eu

Canada and Ontario invest in modern and more accessible public transit infrastructure across Central, North and Southern Ontario
September 18, 2020 – news.ontario.ca

E-bikes show the future of Cork’s transport
September 18, 2020 – themayor.eu

Oslo has an ambitious goal to cut emissions by 95% by 2030. Here’s how it will do it.
September 21, 2020 – Fast Company

Canada and Nova Scotia invest in safer roads and improved bicycle and pedestrian access to sections of the Cabot Trail (Trunk 30)
September 30, 2020 – finance.yahoo.com

Cyprus plots ways to promote travel by bike
September 22, 2020 – themayor.eu

Two-way protected bike lanes open on Regina’s Park Street
October 6, 2020 – cbc.ca

Seven Estonian locations included in the global top 100 sustainable destinations
October 7, 2020 – estonianworld.com

No money to make 29 Ottawa intersections safer for cyclists
October 7, 2020 – cbc.ca

The Hague installs sustainable bus shelters in the city centre
October 8, 2020 – themayor.eu

Tychy now has a pedestrian officer
October 10, 2020 – themayor.eu

Pedestrian bridge over Richmond St. would be a ‘great addition’ to city’s north-end
October 21, 2020 – cbc.ca