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BPRC Releases Complete Streets Case Studies

BPRC Releases Complete Streets Case Studies

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to announce the release of three Complete Streets Case Studies, highlighting the accomplishments of Somerville Borough, Cherry Hill Township, and Passaic County in implementing Complete Streets projects that enhance the safety and mobility of all road users. The purpose of these case studies, funded by the New Jersey Department of…read more →

BPRC’s Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Highlights of 2016

BPRC’s Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Highlights of 2016

The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2016’s achievements in active transportation and complete streets, in no particular order. Complete Streets Update: 134 New Jersey municipalities and 8 counties across the state have now implemented Complete Streets policies. In 2016, 11 municipalities, as well as Somerset County, passed new Complete Streets ordinances. Over 3.5 million New Jersey…read more →

Progress Report: Borough of Bay Head Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Progress Report: Borough of Bay Head Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Things are moving along for bicyclists and pedestrians in the Borough of Bay Head, New Jersey. In December of 2015, the Ocean County municipality and popular shore destination adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan under the guidance of Complete Streets visioning.  Seven months later, in July of 2016, Bay Head Momentum, a local non-profit interested in promoting “health and…read more →

Somerset County Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Somerset County Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Somerset County has adopted a Complete Streets Policy after passing a resolution on October 11, 2016. The policy aims to create street corridors that safely accommodate road users of all ages and abilities for all trips, and the policy applies to all road and bridge projects undertaken by the County. It requires the establishment of a checklist of pedestrian, bicycle,…read more →

Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Released

Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Released

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has published the Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in collaboration with the City of Trenton. The plan is intended to guide and influence bikeway policies, programs, and development standards. The goal is to make bicycling in downtown Trenton safer, more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for all bicyclists. The ultimate goal of this plan is to…read more →

Pemberton Township Has New Complete Streets Policy and Plan

Pemberton Township Has New Complete Streets Policy and Plan

The township of Pemberton recently released its new Complete Streets Policy and Plan, putting forth a framework to guide municipal and county decisions concerning roadway improvements, as well as providing direction to public officials in establishing Township-wide Complete Street priorities, performance targets, and specific action items. Along with a Complete Streets policy, Pemberton has included a detailed plan of guidelines…read more →

Millburn Ready to Break Ground on Complete Streets

Millburn Ready to Break Ground on Complete Streets

Millburn is officially ready to break ground on its Complete Streets initiative. On March 15, the Essex County township unanimously approved a bond ordinance for $8.2 million, and will make a down payment of $391,000 to get the project rolling. Millburn mayor Ted Bourke, who has been involved with the project since its conception in 2014, hopes to begin construction…read more →

Smart Growth America Releases Its Annual <i>Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015</i>

Smart Growth America Releases Its Annual Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015

News Spotlight | April 2nd – April 16th, 2016: Smart Growth America Releases its Annual Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015 +“The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015,” Smart Growth America, April 2016 This week Smart Growth America came out with its annual report and rankings of Complete Streets policies, and once again New Jersey was cited as a national leader….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 →

Complete Streets: FHWA’s Revision to 13 Controlling Criteria for Design

Complete Streets: FHWA’s Revision to 13 Controlling Criteria for Design

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a Notice for a request for comments regarding Revision of Thirteen Controlling Criteria for Design, in order to updates its policy on design criteria for streets. Currently, there are 13 controlling criteria for design, and formal design exceptions are required when any of the 13 are not met. The FHWA intends to streamline…read more →