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Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

The Dutch Reach: A Doorway to Safer Streets

The Dutch Reach: A Doorway to Safer Streets

Earlier this month, Massachusetts became the first state to advocate for the “Dutch Reach” by adding it to their Driver’s Education Manual and adopting it to the driver’s ed curriculum. The Dutch Reach is a simple method that aims to eliminate crashes between bicyclists and vehicles caused by “dooring.” Dooring occurs when a parked motorist opens their car door into…read more →

What to look for when purchasing a used bicycle

What to look for when purchasing a used bicycle

Purchasing a bicycle can be difficult, as an individual needs to find a product that best suits their needs. However, buying a used bicycle adds another layer of complexity to the process. It is impossible to know what the prior owner used the bicycle for, and it may be difficult to tell what condition the bicycle is in. A used bicycle…read more →

ITE Journal Publishes “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities”

ITE Journal Publishes “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities”

The September edition of the ITE Journal, from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, includes an article penned by BPRC’s Charles Brown. Titled “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities,” the article states that transportation engineers should pay attention to the personal safety of bicyclists in Black and Hispanic communities.  Using data that BPRC collected across New Jersey…read more →

What to do After a Bicycle Crash in New Jersey

What to do After a Bicycle Crash in New Jersey

Bicycling is a fun and healthy way to get around. Unfortunately, even if you are the safest bicyclist on the road, you can still end up in a crash. Navigating a crash: Any bicyclist’s worst nightmare Regardless of whether it is a minor crash or a major collision, you should be certain to ensure you have taken appropriate action to…read more →

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

News Spotlight | March 19th – April 1st: Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride? +“Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” Mineta Transportation Institute, March 2016 The Mineta Transportation Institute released a fascinating new study in March, “Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” that shows that using bike share is safer than riding a personal bike. Most striking, there have been zero fatalities in…read more →

Ambassadors in Motion Update: Ambassadors Help Make Newark Street Smart

Ambassadors in Motion Update: Ambassadors Help Make Newark Street Smart

For more information on how the Ambassadors can help you educate and promote safe bicycling and walking, click here. New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion’s first event of the 2016 season took place on the afternoons of March 16th and 17th. The Ambassadors assisted Newark with its Street Smart Campaign, a program funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to reduce…read more →

Winter Bicycling Tips

Winter Bicycling Tips

By: Ian Watson With the winter season here, bicyclists should be aware of safe habits before traveling in the cold or on snow-covered roads. From maintenance to protective gear, there are many things to consider when traveling by bicycle during the coldest months. Cracked roads and sidewalks pose a risk for bicycle commuters. When snow finally hits the ground, those…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 →