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The Impending Shift in Transportation

The Impending Shift in Transportation

Transportation trends may change more now than ever as gas prices in New Jersey and across the US soar amongst high rates of inflation and financial burdens from the Covid-19 pandemic. The cost of living now has become expensive and disproportionately affects poor, working class, and middle-class families. [1] For this reason, people are reevaluating the cost of their daily activities and changing the way…read more →

Tips to Celebrate National Bike Month

Tips to Celebrate National Bike Month

Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists has been promoting May as National Bike Month. The arrival of great weather is a chance to explore the benefits of bicycling and encourage people to use bikes in their everyday lives. Here are some ways to celebrate National Bike Month: Check in on your bike. Make sure the tires have adequate air…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 →

New parking taxes for New Jersey’s most populated cities

New parking taxes for New Jersey’s most populated cities

The Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey enacted AB 5070 on January 9, 2020. AB 5070 authorizes municipalities with a population of 100,000 or more to enforce parking taxes to finance projects to improve pedestrian access to mass transit. According to the act, any municipality with a population of 100,000 or greater according to the U.S….read more →

Diversifying Gender Roles in Transportation

Diversifying Gender Roles in Transportation

  The transportation sector struggles to grow and advance without diverse outreach efforts to attract talented individuals. Diverse outreach efforts are very important to attract diverse groups as they increase creativity and innovation to solve diverse and unique problems. With an increase in equity and inclusiveness concerns in the current times, diverse solutions require diverse labor force. Even though there…read more →

H.S. Students Design 3D Crosswalk to Improve Pedestrian Safety

H.S. Students Design 3D Crosswalk to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Three high school freshmen from Kinnelon, New Jersey have designed and implemented a 3D crosswalk in their community as part of a national engineering competition, eCybermission. Dillon Fleksher, George Gillen and Ryan Winters live in a gated community in Kinnelon, New Jersey. The area does not have many sidewalks and many people complain that drivers speed and pedestrians, joggers, dog…read more →