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Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Along Rural New Jersey Roads

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Along Rural New Jersey Roads

Along rural roadways is where many seek to escape from the urban morass of city centers like Newark and Trenton, replacing the entanglement of the cityscape with scenic vistas which provide a temporary escape from New Jersey’s chaotic urban centers. But an essential and rudimentary feature is almost always missing in this delightfully uncluttered scenario: protected bicycle lanes and pedestrian…read more →

Applications Open for Big Jump Project!

Applications Open for Big Jump Project!

During the June 23rd New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) meeting, Charles Brown made an announcement concerning an exciting opportunity to help promote bicycling in your community. Here are the details: The Big Jump Project is a three-year effort to help 10 places achieve a big jump in biking – a doubling or tripling of people riding –…read more →

First Annual Open Streets Montclair

By: Ian Watson On September 27th, the first annual Open Streets MTC took place in Montclair. The event was held by Montclair Center BID, Montclair Township, the Montclair Police Department, and Bike&Walk Montclair. Streets were closed to motor vehicles so that community members could participate in a number of recreational activities throughout the day. This car-free environment allowed members to…read more →

Bicycling in New Jersey’s Transit Villages

Bicycling in New Jersey’s Transit Villages

By: Ian Watson In 1999, The New Jersey Department of Transportation unveiled the Transit Village Initiative which promotes the redevelopment of the areas surrounding train stations (within a half-mile) as pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use communities. The program’s function is to revitalize economies in these areas and to encourage bicycling and walking. Shops, businesses, and mass transit modules become much more accessible in…read more →

Bicycling in Camden

Bicycling in Camden

Over the past few years, the City of Camden has taken strides toward implementing its Complete Streets policy and making a more bicycle friendly community. The city plans to link its existing bicycle paths to each other as well as create a way for them to connect to Philadelphia via the Ben Franklin Bridge. This will create one continuous circuit…read more →

Fall Bicycling Events in New Jersey

Fall Bicycling Events in New Jersey

With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, many bicyclists may be pondering where or when they will be able to take their last epic bike ride before freezing wind chill, ice puddles and road salt become the frequent obstacles. Whether you’re looking for an all-out cyclocross event or a low-key scenic bike ride for a…read more →

Bicycling the Jersey Shore

Bicycling the Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore is a haven to some of the most scenic bicycling in the state. From Belmar to Seaside Heights, Long Beach Island to Ocean City, and as far south as Wildwood, there are boardwalks, bicycle lanes and bicycle parking to be used. In this article we’ll look at some of the rules for bicycling on each town’s boardwalk,…read more →

The Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans

The Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans

By: Ganlin Huang Funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Bergen County recently completed the Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans, in order to encourage more walking and bicycling to major destinations in eight municipalities in central Bergen County. The plan objectives were: Identify linkages among key destinations, community facilities, parks, and transit stops; Connect to existing or…read more →

Bicycle Lanes: What are they, what is the difference, why do they matter?

Bicycle Lanes: What are they, what is the difference, why do they matter?

By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP Candidate Bicycling in New Jersey is expanding for reasons that include health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, and more and better bike lanes and paths. Through its many funding opportunities and outreach programs, such as NJ Future in Transportation, Complete Streets, and Local Aid grants, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) encourages municipalities…read more →