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Morris Canal Greenway Makes Headway

Morris Canal Greenway Makes Headway

New Jersey’s Morris Canal is getting a new lease on life as a pedestrian and bicycle greenway. The Morris Canal Greenway Working Group, founded in 2012 by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), has successfully pushed to rehabilitate the 102 mile canal right of way into a new greenway – with ongoing projects in Clifton, Paterson, Jersey City, and Pompton Lakes….read more →

Liberty Bridge: A History of Pedestrian Bridges Comes Full Circle in New Jersey

Liberty Bridge: A History of Pedestrian Bridges Comes Full Circle in New Jersey

By: Dan Cahalane Missed the PATH? Walk to work. Or at least that’s what the Liberty Bridge would allow you to do. Last year, a group of Jersey City residents, under the banner of the Liberty Bridge Organization, proposed a 5,000 foot long pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Hudson River. The plan calls for the new bridge to start at…read more →

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP candidate This month Jersey City announced its much-anticipated launch of its bicycle share program, Citi Bike Jersey City. Slated to open in September, Citi Bike Jersey City will be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike share: only one membership is required to use both systems. Both programs will have the same fee structure, with riders…read more →

Bicycle Lanes and Gentrification

Bicycle Lanes and Gentrification

For some time now there has been a cloudy perception of modern-day bicyclists, with bicycle ridership often thought to be 20-something millennials working at tech companies, with bicycle infrastructure viewed skeptically as a harbinger of gentrification. While these assumptions may be true in some instances, a closer examination reveals that the lion’s share of commuter bicycle ridership, at least, is…read more →

Bike Shares

Bike Shares

Over the past few years, third-generation bicycle share programs have increased in popularity across U.S. cities, mimicking a trend started in Europe a decade ago. They are identified as systems that allow people to borrow bikes to get from one location to another without having to return the bicycle to its original location. As the number of people commuting by…read more →

Cycling on Sidewalks in New Jersey – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Cycling on Sidewalks in New Jersey. Part 1 focused on the dangers of cycling on the sidewalk, situations in which cycling on the sidewalk is appropriate, and precautions cyclists should take when riding on the sidewalk. Part 2 examines municipalities with restrictions on cycling on the sidewalk, the common features of the restrictions and whether these restrictions should be expanded to other municipalities.

Street Smart: New Jersey’s Pedestrian Safety Campaign

In an effort to increase pedestrian safety throughout New Jersey, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is launching the Street Smart campaign.  The program, conducted in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Division of Highway Safety, will encourage both drivers and pedestrians to “check your vital signs”. “Whether you’re…read more →

Bicycle Rehab Locations in New Jersey

Bicycle Rehab Locations in New Jersey

Are you considering biking as a form of alternative transportation? Are you looking for an affordable bike? Maybe you have a bicycle, but it is in need of some serious repairs, or you have a bike that is no longer used and would like to donate it? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, read past the break to find out more about the many bicycle rehab locations in New Jersey.

Pedestrian Improvement Projects Throughout the State of New Jersey

Pedestrian Improvement Projects Throughout the State of New Jersey

It has been a busy few years in New Jersey in terms of improving the safety of the State’s pedestrians through the implementation of significant pedestrian infrastructure projects.  The following article highlights a few of these projects. Main Street – Little Falls, NJ One of the more interesting projects, in terms of its implementation, has occurred in Little Falls Township,…read more →