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Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

A Call for Permanent Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure in the US Post-COVID

A Call for Permanent Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure in the US Post-COVID

Over the past few months, several facets of our transportation system have been brought to light, one of which being the deficiency of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in cities around the world. Our previous articles explored how European Cities are leveraging the current situation to add to their stock of permanent infrastructure even after social distancing ends [1]. However, that…read more →

15 Ways that local communities and organizations are responding to bicycle and pedestrian access during COVID-19

15 Ways that local communities and organizations are responding to bicycle and pedestrian access during COVID-19

On May 5, 2020, the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council’s Design and Infrastructure Subcommittee organized a virtual meeting to discuss ongoing efforts to improve bicycle and pedestrian access through the stay-at-home order issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Committee included representatives from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), NJ Transit, New Jersey…read more →

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

In 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) started promoting Proven Safety Countermeasures to encourage extensive implementation by state, local and tribal transportation agencies. Their main goal is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on highways. FHWA strongly encourages transportation agencies around the country to consider the research-proven safety countermeasures. Currently, there are 20 countermeasures that can be implemented to reduce…read more →

Introducing the Traffic Peanut

Introducing the Traffic Peanut

Most people have heard of or seen a traffic circle or roundabout before, but it might be fair to say that you haven’t heard of a traffic peanut. It is one of the latest traffic calming devices to hit the road. To best appreciate what a traffic peanut is, it is important to understand the distinctions between the traffic circle…read more →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 2, 2019 – January 15, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 2, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. Check below for New Jersey headlines, crash reports, and the latest from around the county and the world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines New crosswalk will help people in this South Jersey town get to school, park Dec 3, 2019 – NJ.com…read more →

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 →