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New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit Recap

On Saturday, February 27, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition hosted their annual New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit. This popular event brings together planners, engineers, advocates, elected officials, and others interested in learning the latest about bicycling and walking in New Jersey and around the country. The summit has continued to grow in popularity, and for the first…read more →

Bicycling and Walking Well Represented at NJ American Planning Association Conference

Bicycling and Walking Well Represented at NJ American Planning Association Conference

On January 28th and 29th the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association hosted its annual Conference in New Brunswick. Several sessions were of note to bicycling and walking in New Jersey, and included unique and innovative sessions by the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The New Jersey Department of…read more →

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP candidate This month Jersey City announced its much-anticipated launch of its bicycle share program, Citi Bike Jersey City. Slated to open in September, Citi Bike Jersey City will be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike share: only one membership is required to use both systems. Both programs will have the same fee structure, with riders…read more →

The Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans

The Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans

By: Ganlin Huang Funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Bergen County recently completed the Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans, in order to encourage more walking and bicycling to major destinations in eight municipalities in central Bergen County. The plan objectives were: Identify linkages among key destinations, community facilities, parks, and transit stops; Connect to existing or…read more →

Separated Bicycle Lanes Now Federal Policy

Separated Bicycle Lanes Now Federal Policy

After much research, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has introduced design guidelines for implementing separated bicycle lanes. The FHWA defines this as an “exclusive facility for bicyclists that is located within or directly adjacent to the roadway and that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with a vertical element.”[1] This is different from standard bicycle lanes because a physical…read more →

Public Lecture with Guillermo Penalosa and John Pucher

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC)  is proud to present a free public lecture by Guillermo Penalosa and John Pucher at the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm.  The lecture is titled “Cycling and Walking for Healthy, Sustainable and Socially Just Cities” and will be moderated by Charles Brown, Senior…read more →

NJ BPRC Presents at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum

NJ BPRC Presents at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum

Downtown New Brunswick is home to hospitals, restaurants, markets, and residences, all within close proximity and generating abundant street activity. On March 1, 2013 at the 2013 New Jersey Redevelopment Forum, Charles Brown and James Van Schoick of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center conducted an interactive planning workshop and mini bike and walk audit of Downtown New Brunswick. In…read more →

NJ DOT Unveils new Website for Complete Streets

NJ DOT Unveils new Website for Complete Streets

Today, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) unveiled their new Complete Streets Website! Here policy makers, advocates, and residents can all come to understand more about Complete Streets and see the progress NJDOT is making in implementing the policy though its own roadway projects. The site also provides a great deal of transparency in the Complete Streets process by listing the exemptions procedures and identifying those projects that have received an exemption.

Head on over to the new site today! http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/completestreets/

CALLING ALL BICYCLE ADVOCATES to attend the June 11th NJ TRANSIT BOARD MEETING!

At the May Board Meeting, recommendations regarding the NJ TRANSIT Bicycles on Trains Policy were presented to the NJ TRANSIT BOARD by North Jersey Transit Advisory Committee Chair Suzanne Mack. The Board will be discussing the outcome of the discussions related to the recommendations at the June 11th Board Meeting. We need supporters there on June 11th at NJ TRANSIT…read 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.