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Complete Streets as a Remedy for Racial Disparities in Transportation Planning

Complete Streets as a Remedy for Racial Disparities in Transportation Planning

In March of 2020, BPRC released a blog post titled The World of Bicycle Advocacy Has An Equity Problem. How Do We Fix It? by Qingyang Xie which talked about the complexity of bicycle and pedestrian improvements such as the implementation of complete streets in vulnerable and low income communities. This blog post will expand upon this complexity by memorializing…read more →

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

In order to define what Complete Industrial Streets are, and how they are applied, it becomes important to note that the challenges associated with older industrial clusters are largely underlying with greater complexity. The Brookings Institute in Renewing America’s economic promise through Older Industrial Cities reported that the older industrial clusters have largely been unable to compete on three levels:…read more →

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

In 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) started promoting Proven Safety Countermeasures to encourage extensive implementation by state, local and tribal transportation agencies. Their main goal is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on highways. FHWA strongly encourages transportation agencies around the country to consider the research-proven safety countermeasures. Currently, there are 20 countermeasures that can be implemented to reduce…read more →

STEP-Aligned HAWK Signal Installed in Bergen County

STEP-Aligned HAWK Signal Installed in Bergen County

Every Day Counts (EDC) is an initiative developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Accelerating Innovation to improve safety along our roadways. Every two years, EDC identifies a number of highway safety innovations that are then supported for rapid deployment. A set of innovations targeted at pedestrian safety was identified within the 2019 – 2020 EDC cycle. Safe…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 →

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 2, 2019 – January 15, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped News Feed December 2, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian world. Check below for New Jersey headlines, crash reports, and the latest from around the county and the world. NJ Bike/Ped Headlines New crosswalk will help people in this South Jersey town get to school, park Dec 3, 2019 – NJ.com…read more →

Apply Now for Complete Streets Technical Assistance Service!

Apply Now for Complete Streets Technical Assistance Service!

Application Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm Application Information Packet Online Application Under the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, the NJTPA, Sustainable Jersey and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University are seeking applications from municipalities to receive free technical assistance services for a specific project related to advancing a complete streets…read more →

FREE TRAINING: Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

FREE TRAINING: Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

Complete Streets are roads designed for all users, all modes of transportation, and all ability levels. These strategies help improve safety for people walking and biking, while generating many other benefits. This training will provide an overview of complete streets and the many resources available to assist local officials and community members in advancing complete streets initiatives. The training is…read more →

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit Awardees

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit Awardees

The 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit is just around the corner. Space is running out quickly, so make sure to save your spot by registering here. The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center are proud to announce this year’s awardees…     EXCELLENCE AWARDS Awarded to municipalities, counties, and projects for exemplary Complete…read more →

NJDOT Announces Release of Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide

NJDOT Announces Release of Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide

On July 30, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the Complete & Green Streets for All: Model Complete Streets Policy & Guide, the latest in a series of guides to encourage municipalities and counties to adopt and implement Complete Streets policies. This new guide is the fourth in a series of Complete Streets guides published by NJDOT’s…read more →