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Princeton Releases Bicycle Master Plan

Princeton Releases Bicycle Master Plan

In 2015, Princeton Township received funding to create a bicycle master plan (BMP) that would identify bicycle access and infrastructure needs and create a cohesive framework that could work in conjunction with Princeton’s Township master plan. On March 20th, the Bicycle Master Plan was released. Download the PDF file here. The Plan was the direct result of a two-year effort…read more →

What Makes for Great Bicycle Parking?

What Makes for Great Bicycle Parking?

As any avid bicyclist will tell you, not all bicycle racks are created equal. The best bicycle racks are intuitive to use, well lit, protected from the elements, and close to the desired destination. Well designed bicycle parking tell bicyclists “Hey, you’re welcome here!” On the other hand, there are bicycle racks that might as well not exist. Many designs are unintuitive,…read more →

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Over the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the ways in which investments in active transportation spur economic activity, especially in regards to commercial growth, tourism, increased property values, and improved tax revenues. In 2013, the New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the “Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in New Jersey.”  The report…read more →

Applications Open for Big Jump Project!

Applications Open for Big Jump Project!

During the June 23rd New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) meeting, Charles Brown made an announcement concerning an exciting opportunity to help promote bicycling in your community. Here are the details: The Big Jump Project is a three-year effort to help 10 places achieve a big jump in biking – a doubling or tripling of people riding –…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 →

Camden Circuit Trails Plan Completed!

Camden City recently completed the Camden Circuit Trails Plan, thanks to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Local Technical Assistance Program (LTA). This plan, managed by Coopers Ferry Partnership, was used to update the Camden portion of the 2010 GreenWay Trail Location Study showing all new construction and restoration of trails. This refers…read more →

News Spotlight: March 5th – March 18th, 2016

This Week’s News Spotlight |  The Sharrow: What is it Good For? +“The Relative (In)Effectiveness of Bicycle Sharrows on Ridership and Safety Outcomes”, Transportation Research Board, Jan. 2016 The ubiquitous sharrow (or “shared lane marking”) has become the center of a debate in bicycle planning in the last few months. A recent paper at the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference…read more →

Liberty Bridge: A History of Pedestrian Bridges Comes Full Circle in New Jersey

Liberty Bridge: A History of Pedestrian Bridges Comes Full Circle in New Jersey

By: Dan Cahalane Missed the PATH? Walk to work. Or at least that’s what the Liberty Bridge would allow you to do. Last year, a group of Jersey City residents, under the banner of the Liberty Bridge Organization, proposed a 5,000 foot long pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Hudson River. The plan calls for the new bridge to start at…read more →