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A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

Residents and visitors to New Brunswick recently enjoyed the first Ciclovia of 2016 on April 24th. The popular “open streets” event makes 4 miles of roadways available for people to walk, run, bicycle, and play, free from vehicular traffic. Attendees enjoyed a wide range of activities along with spectacular sunshine and a perfect temperature. Check out some of our favorite…read more →

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

On Sunday, April 23, 2016, New Brunswick will hold the first of four Ciclovía events this year. The New Brunswick Ciclovía opens the city’s streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic to encourage active modes of transportation, community engagement, and healthy living. Pedestrians will be free to run, bike, walk, skate, dance, or amble the Ciclovía route between 11:00 AM and…read more →

Road Diets and Safe Street Design

Road Diets and Safe Street Design

By: Ian Watson In a time where cities are striving to become more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, it is important for communities to consider adoption and implementation of safe street designs. These types of developments integrate bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to maximize use for all modes of transportation. There are several components that make up these designs. Every foot counts…read more →

New Research: Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion in New Brunswick

The Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) published this month a paper titled Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion, in the Journal of Case Studies on Transport Policy. Led by Robert Noland, the director of VTC, as well as BPRC’s Charles Brown, the report examines the costs and benefits of a road diet on Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, an arterial…read more →

Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick larger than ever

Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick larger than ever

For the fifth consecutive year, Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick on Friday, September 18, promising to be the best year yet! Park(ing) Day involves transforming street parking spaces into green, usable public space for a day, to demonstrate the potential for permanent transformations of street space. These “parklets” are open to members of the public to enjoy and socialize….read more →

Livingston Avenue Road Diet August Design Meeting

Livingston Avenue Road Diet August Design Meeting

On August 18, 2015, the City of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, and Dewberry Consulting held a public forum on proposed changes to Livingston Avenue. This was the second public meeting on the project, which proposes to make Livingston Avenue safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The 60-foot-wide corridor currently offers two travel lanes in each direction, along with on-street parking…read more →

BPRC Welcomes New Rutgers International Students at Bicycle Orientation

BPRC Welcomes New Rutgers International Students at Bicycle Orientation

The Rutgers International Student Orientation helps students from all over the world familiarize themselves with their new environment before the domestic students arrive on campus. A major part of this weeklong process is an array of orientations and workshops offered to the students. On August 27, 2015, representatives from the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJBPRC) hosted a…read more →

BSMART: A Device to Protect Bicyclists from Passing Cars

BSMART: A Device to Protect Bicyclists from Passing Cars

As of July 2015, twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have adopted a policy requiring motorists to give bicyclists three feet or more of space when passing. If its governor signs the 3-foot passing law, Alabama will become the 27th state. However, there are concerns about enforcing this law without a substantial way for bicyclists to report violations. Motorists…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 →