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Our Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Moments of 2014

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2014’s highlights of Complete Streets projects and active transportation in New Jersey. The resource center has published several reports documenting bicycle infrastructure and the state has surpassed 100 Complete Streets policies within the past year, continuing the state’s goal of becoming a multimodal-friendly state. The year started off with the…read more →

How Copenhagen’s Policy Failure Led to Infrastructure Success

How Copenhagen’s Policy Failure Led to Infrastructure Success

Copenhagen and Congestion Failure The Danish capital of Copenhagen is often referred to as a “biking beacon,” with its world-class bicycling infrastructure. The city and its surrounding suburbs contain dozens of miles of bike paths connecting residents to their workplaces. While its bicycling infrastructure is well known, its latest innovation regarding the expansion of the network is less publicized but…read more →

Active Commutes: Healthy Lifestyles

Active Commutes: Healthy Lifestyles

As the most urbanized state in the United States, New Jersey is not a stranger to long commutes. Here, as the saying goes, distance is measured in time rather than miles. And while New Jersey residents are familiar to long commutes, research shows they could be detrimental to health. Extensive research looking at commute-related stress has found that lengthy commutes…read more →

Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle ‘Superhighway’

Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle ‘Superhighway’

The phrase “Everything is bigger in Texas” can certainly be applied to the new bicycle ‘superhighway’ planned to connect the northern Texas cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. The 64-mile bicycle ‘superhighway’ improves bicycling access to the urban centers of one of Texas’s most populated regions. In addition to improving bicycling access and safety, the path will  accommodate pedestrians and…read more →

New Bike Lock Parking Spots in Montclair Parking Garage

New Bike Lock Parking Spots in Montclair Parking Garage

First, Montclair Township debuted a “Pop Up” bicycle lane on National Bike and Walk to School Day on October 8th. Next, the township furthered its bicycling accessibility and safety by opening its first 24 space bike parking depot on Thursday, October 16th. The parking depot allows commuters to safely lock their bikes inside Montclair’s Bay Street train station parking structure,…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

Today marks the release of the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center final report for the “New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation,” a project funded under the Together North Jersey Local Government Capacity Grant Program. The report documents and evaluates the overall success and effectiveness of New Brunswick’s first Ciclovia, held on October 6, 2013. A Ciclovia is an event where roads are…read more →

Montclair’s first “Pop Up” Bicycle Lane Debuts on National Bike and Walk to School Day

Montclair’s first “Pop Up” Bicycle Lane Debuts on National Bike and Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 8th was International Bike & Walk to School day and several New Jersey communities participated. The event originated in the United Kingdom in 1994 and extended to Chicago in 1997. The event since has expanded internationally, in order to promote year-round safe routes to school. Biking and walking to school provides several benefits to students and the community:…read more →

Bicycle Tourism

Bicycle Tourism

Over the past ten years, bicycling has gained a wave of popularity in the United States. It serves as exercise, a quick way to travel, and also as a source of leisurely fun. More and more communities are viewing bicycling amenities as an asset and taking the steps to make bicycle friendly environments. Municipalities making these improvements are seeing economic…read more →

NJAIM Highlights 8/1 to 8/15

NJAIM Highlights 8/1 to 8/15

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion NJAIM NJAIM is the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center’s public outreach team. The team consists of adult ambassadors trained to educate and conduct outreach to bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists to promote safety and active transportation throughout the state of New Jersey. The Ambassadors employ four forms of outreach: event outreach, classroom outreach, on-street…read more →