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Ciclovia and Open Streets

New Brunswick Ciclovia returns on October 8, 2017

New Brunswick Ciclovia returns on October 8, 2017

Ciclovia is coming to New Brunswick once again on October 8th, from 11am to 4pm! This popular Open Streets event is completely free to the public. During this time, streets along the route will be closed to vehicular traffic, permitting people of all ages to come out and walk, bike, skate, play, interact with neighbors, and have a good time….read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovía returns April  23, 2017

New Brunswick Ciclovía returns April 23, 2017

“The Mayor of Happy,” also known as Claudio Orrego, a one term mayor of Santiago, earned this title and enormous popularity during his tenure. Orrego established an important precedent in Chile: he knew that he couldn’t promise wealth for all of Santiago’s residents, but he did believe that he could make all Chileans rich with happiness through thoughtful park and…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovia wraps up 2016 with its fourth event

New Brunswick Ciclovia wraps up 2016 with its fourth event

New Brunswick’s free open streets event, Ciclovia, returns this Sunday for its final event of 2016. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2, multiple streets in downtown New Brunswick will be converted into car-free avenues. Along the route, pedestrians, bicyclists, and everyone in-between are invited to enjoy streets at their leisure. Participants will be able to walk, run,…read more →

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

A New Year Brings Ciclovia Back to New Brunswick

Residents and visitors to New Brunswick recently enjoyed the first Ciclovia of 2016 on April 24th. The popular “open streets” event makes 4 miles of roadways available for people to walk, run, bicycle, and play, free from vehicular traffic. Attendees enjoyed a wide range of activities along with spectacular sunshine and a perfect temperature. Check out some of our favorite…read more →

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

On Sunday, April 23, 2016, New Brunswick will hold the first of four Ciclovía events this year. The New Brunswick Ciclovía opens the city’s streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic to encourage active modes of transportation, community engagement, and healthy living. Pedestrians will be free to run, bike, walk, skate, dance, or amble the Ciclovía route between 11:00 AM and…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 →

First Annual Open Streets Montclair

By: Ian Watson On September 27th, the first annual Open Streets MTC took place in Montclair. The event was held by Montclair Center BID, Montclair Township, the Montclair Police Department, and Bike&Walk Montclair. Streets were closed to motor vehicles so that community members could participate in a number of recreational activities throughout the day. This car-free environment allowed members to…read more →

Building ‘Human Infrastructure’ and Equity through Ciclovías

Building ‘Human Infrastructure’ and Equity through Ciclovías

By: Lorena Guadiana Ciclovías are becoming a prominent activity that are making significant strides to encourage more active transportation in cities throughout the United States. Although they are increasingly more popular, very little is known about whether they have an equitable impact on socio-spatial development aspects in the communities where they are being implemented. To garner a discussion on the…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

Today marks the release of the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center final report for the “New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation,” a project funded under the Together North Jersey Local Government Capacity Grant Program. The report documents and evaluates the overall success and effectiveness of New Brunswick’s first Ciclovia, held on October 6, 2013. A Ciclovia is an event where roads are…read more →

New Brunswick holds another successful Ciclovía

It is not every day you see a young child riding a tricycle down the centerline of a normally crowded street. Yet on Saturday, July 12, 2014, that was a common sight in New Brunswick. Residents are quickly becoming familiar with activities like these taking place on New Brunswick streets, including pickup soccer games, chalk art, and even a rock-climbing…read more →

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