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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 →

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 →