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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 →

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and National Complete Streets Coalition Director Emiko Atherton Bookend Another Successful NJ Complete Streets Summit

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and National Complete Streets Coalition Director Emiko Atherton Bookend Another Successful NJ Complete Streets Summit

By: Ian Watson The 2015 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit was held on Monday October 26th at Rutgers University. It brought together over 250 planners, engineers, advocates, and policy-makers from throughout the state to celebrate the success of Complete Streets in New Jersey, and to provide information about benefits, implementation strategies, and goals of Complete Streets. The event is held…read more →

Livingston Avenue Road Diet August Design Meeting

Livingston Avenue Road Diet August Design Meeting

On August 18, 2015, the City of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, and Dewberry Consulting held a public forum on proposed changes to Livingston Avenue. This was the second public meeting on the project, which proposes to make Livingston Avenue safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The 60-foot-wide corridor currently offers two travel lanes in each direction, along with on-street parking…read more →

Bicycling the Jersey Shore

Bicycling the Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore is a haven to some of the most scenic bicycling in the state. From Belmar to Seaside Heights, Long Beach Island to Ocean City, and as far south as Wildwood, there are boardwalks, bicycle lanes and bicycle parking to be used. In this article we’ll look at some of the rules for bicycling on each town’s boardwalk,…read more →

Bicycle Lanes and Gentrification

Bicycle Lanes and Gentrification

For some time now there has been a cloudy perception of modern-day bicyclists, with bicycle ridership often thought to be 20-something millennials working at tech companies, with bicycle infrastructure viewed skeptically as a harbinger of gentrification. While these assumptions may be true in some instances, a closer examination reveals that the lion’s share of commuter bicycle ridership, at least, is…read more →