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Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Ride Responsibly and Share the Road

Ride Responsibly and Share the Road

As bicyclists, we are responsible for following the rules of the road. Just as we stay abreast of the latest bike technologies and newest gear, we need to continually refresh our knowledge of riding on the road, practice our bike handling skills, and to always be courteous, even if we have been provoked. We hope this primer on the basics of riding safely and sharing the road will prove to be helpful and encourage you to learn more.

Metro Park Station’s Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon is up and Running!

Metro Park Station’s Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon is up and Running!

  In the above video, NJDOT Commissioner Simpson, NJ Transit Executive Director Weinstein and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac can be seen activating and crossing Route 27 using the newly installed Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon. This location is the first installation of the signal in New Jersey, and further exemplifies NJDOT’s commitment to pedestrian safety throughout the state.

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

Route 52 Causeway Bridge Opening The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Somers Point, Ocean City and other officials formally opened the new $400 million Route 52 Causeway Bridge connecting Somers Point and Ocean on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The grand opening event was held at the John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point and consisted of a short speaking program…read more →

Pedestrian Improvement Projects Throughout the State of New Jersey

Pedestrian Improvement Projects Throughout the State of New Jersey

It has been a busy few years in New Jersey in terms of improving the safety of the State’s pedestrians through the implementation of significant pedestrian infrastructure projects.  The following article highlights a few of these projects. Main Street – Little Falls, NJ One of the more interesting projects, in terms of its implementation, has occurred in Little Falls Township,…read more →

What’s the Law Anyway? A Quick Guide to New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws (2012)

What’s the Law Anyway? A Quick Guide to New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws (2012)

Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) covers motor vehicle law, as well as laws that govern highways in general (note: the definition of “highway” according to state law is different from the colloquial definition of the term – according to state law, virtually every public road and street that automobiles operate on, including city streets and side…read more →

Helping to Tame Multi-Lane Crossings

It is no secret that traveling along New Jersey’s roadways can sometimes offer a stressful, heart racing experience. While motorists can often be heard complaining about traffic, construction, and especially the behavior of other drivers, few seem to realize how intimidating it can be for pedestrians who have to walk along and cross these very same roads. The most dangerous…read more →

Breaking News: New Jersey Transportation Officials announce Rail Safety Blueprint

Report emphasizes engineering, education and enforcement  (Trenton) – NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson today announced a range of initiatives designed for quick implementation to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths along the state’s busy railroad tracks. The announcement caps three months of work by a Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee and its three subcommittees that were formed in the wake…read more →

Just Released: 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center of New Jersey is proud to release the 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report This report is intended to extend and update the information provided in the 2010 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report. Data presented in this report were collected from a variety of sources, but focus on the Plan4Safety database of reported crashes in the…read more →