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Bicycling in the Suburbs

Bicycling in the Suburbs

Across the Unites States communities are trying to integrate active transportation into their downtowns, but many of these towns are struggling to create infrastructure in suburbs that were designed for automobile use. The built environment in auto centric locations is segregated by zoning, streets are wide with high speeds, and distances to basic amenities may easily be 10 miles away or…read more →

The City of Hoboken’s Complete Streets Redesign Plan

The City of Hoboken’s Complete Streets Redesign Plan

The City of Hoboken recently presented the final stages of a Complete Streets Redesign plan to modernize Washington Street and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety. The plan includes new pedestrian traffic signals, redesigned bus shelters, and a plethora of cycling infrastructure improvements. Other notable improvements include new sidewalks and crosswalks in conjunction with curb extensions to upgrade pedestrian safety on…read more →

How do Complete Streets Policy-Holding Municipalities Differ From Other Municipalities?

How do Complete Streets Policy-Holding Municipalities Differ From Other Municipalities?

It is no secret that communities across New Jersey are all unique in their own way. Some of them are much more walkable and bikeable while others rely heavily on the automobile. Each municipality faces their own challenges in order to accommodate all of its residents’ and visitors’ needs. Thus it comes as no surprise that Complete Streets have permeated…read more →

The Economic Benefits of Active Transportation

The Economic Benefits of Active Transportation

When promoting active transportation and complete streets infrastructure, health and environmental benefits are easily quantified. Calculating economic benefits can be more difficult. Recently, studies have shown that bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure also bring economic benefits. A study conducted by the League of American Bicyclists in 2009 researched the economic benefits of bicycling for business. The study found that bicycling increases…read more →

Webinar: Complete Streets: From Policy Adoption to Implementation in New Jersey

Webinar: Complete Streets: From Policy Adoption to Implementation in New Jersey

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, America Walks and the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJBPRC), with support from Shaping NJ, organized a webinar titled, “Complete Streets: From Policy Adoption to Implementation in New Jersey. Roughly 500 people from throughout the US and Canada registered for the webinar. The webinar covered complete streets, in general and in New Jersey, discussing every…read more →

Sustainable Complete Streets

Sustainable Complete Streets

Complete Street initiatives “redefine what a street is intended to do, what goals a transportation agency is going to meet, and how the community will spend its transportation money.”[1] These policies stress the need to make transportation accommodations for all modes: bicycles, pedestrians, automobiles, and freight. While Complete Streets works to change the transportation landscape, it also has the potential…read more →

Our Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Moments of 2013

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is proud to present our favorite moments in active transportation news from New Jersey in 2013, in no particular order. From becoming the leader in Complete Streets to providing communities with new resources to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, 2013 was a great year for walking and biking in New Jersey.

Coverage of the 2013 Complete Streets Summit

Hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, the 2013 Complete Streets Summit was held on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University on October 21, 2013.  A variety of Complete Streets related topics were covered throughout the…read more →

Scenes from Ciclovia

Scenes from Ciclovia

On Sunday, October 6, thousands of New Brunswick residents and visitors took to the streets in the city’s first-ever Ciclovia. A 3.4 mile route through the heart of the city was closed to car traffic in order to give the community the opportunity to walk, bike, skate, run, and take fitness classes in the streets. The New Brunswick Ciclovia was…read more →