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Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Vision Zero Act Introduced

Vision Zero Act Introduced

U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Vern Buchanan (R-MA), and Ayanna Pressley (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill titled the Vision Zero Act, which would provide funding for cities that have adopted a Vision Zero program. What is the goal of the Vision Zero Campaign? It’s pretty simple. Reduce the amount of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities to zero. “The Vision Zero Act will…read more →

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit Awardees

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit Awardees

The 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit is just around the corner. Space is running out quickly, so make sure to save your spot by registering here. The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center are proud to announce this year’s awardees…     EXCELLENCE AWARDS Awarded to municipalities, counties, and projects for exemplary Complete…read more →

What you need to know before biking on the boardwalks this summer!

What you need to know before biking on the boardwalks this summer!

A bicycle may be one of the best ways to enjoy New Jersey’s famous boardwalks. Bicycling offers a low-cost way to experience the festivities of a boardwalk and the beautiful scenery of the coastline. For many families, bicycling is the centerpiece of a family vacation as the group activity can create unforgettable memories. To ensure that everyone enjoys their ride…read more →

NJDOT Announces New Grants for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

NJDOT Announces New Grants for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced which municipalities would be receiving grants that aim to develop safe transportation options. In addition to $164.25 million in grant money being made available in Local Aid funding, NJDOT also announced the winners of the Bikeway and Safe Streets to Transit (SST) grants. These programs distribute $1 million in funds…read more →

Register for TNJ Pedestrian Safety Workshop on July 13th!

Register for TNJ Pedestrian Safety Workshop on July 13th!

What steps can communities take to ensure equal access and safety for all roadway users – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, buses and trucks? Together North Jersey (TNJ), a broad public partnership, led a large-scale planning process that asked people throughout the region how to improve their communities. That led to strategies for improving pedestrian safety appearing throughout the plan’s Focus Areas…read more →

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 →