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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 →

Dynamic Streets

Dynamic Streets

Google helped change the world with the inception of their browsing platform, and now, an organization known as Sidewalk Labs (owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet), may be responsible for changing how the world views streets. Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), an internal firm based in Torino, Italy, is the company credited with developing these streets, which caught the eye of Sidewalk…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 →

Feedback Wanted for NJDOT projects on Routes 38, 73, and 130!

Feedback Wanted for NJDOT projects on Routes 38, 73, and 130!

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is holding 3 separate public engagement meetings to provide local residents, officials, and businesses information regarding design alternatives, proposed project ideas, and preliminary engineering plans for Route 73 (Evesham Township), Route 38 (Township of Moorestown), and Route 130 (Haddon Township & Camden City). All three public engagement meetings will be held at a…read more →

How urban design can promote walking

How urban design can promote walking

Health experts have long touted the benefits of walking and how even 30 minutes of walking a day can drastically improve cognition, general well-being, and productivity. With this realization in hand people are increasingly looking to walk to the food store, their places of work, and other local areas of interest. That is why it’s of little surprise that “walkable…read more →

Cycling All Winter Long – A Needed Commitment To Network Maintenance

Cycling All Winter Long – A Needed Commitment To Network Maintenance

By Christopher Lee January has arrived, and this year we have seen record-low cold weather, blizzard-strength winds, and plenty of ice and snow. Naturally, this procession of frightful weather ushers in the annual parade of blog articles reminding us how to bundle up for cold-weather cycling – especially relevant as reports note an increased interest in winter cycling. (Check out…read more →

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Along Rural New Jersey Roads

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Along Rural New Jersey Roads

Along rural roadways is where many seek to escape from the urban morass of city centers like Newark and Trenton, replacing the entanglement of the cityscape with scenic vistas which provide a temporary escape from New Jersey’s chaotic urban centers. But an essential and rudimentary feature is almost always missing in this delightfully uncluttered scenario: protected bicycle lanes and pedestrian…read more →

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. This new guide is the third in a series of Complete Streets guides…read more →

Philadelphia Complete Streets: A Rendering in Real Time

Philadelphia Complete Streets: A Rendering in Real Time

On Saturday, April 8, BPRC staff joined a group of Bloustein students and alumni in Philadelphia for a complete streets walking tour. The tour, hosted by Rutgers alumni and local planners, showcased recent successes and challenges with improving bicycle, pedestrian, and public space conditions in Center City. The group met and started the tour at the Porch at 30th Street,…read more →