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Eatontown to receive $275,000 Greenway Grant

Eatontown to receive $275,000 Greenway Grant

On July 20, 2020, Senator Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, and Assemblywoman Joann Downey announced that a $275,000 grant from the NJDOT Local Aid Infrastructure Fund Program would be dedicated to advance the Eatontown Greenway. The proposed greenway would consistent of a multi-use trail connecting Wolcott Park, Wampum Lake Memorial Park, and the F. Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary…read more →

NJ Reimagining Streetscapes for Outdoor Dining

NJ Reimagining Streetscapes for Outdoor Dining

As the State of New Jersey enters into the second stage of reopening during COVID-19, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 150 on June 3rd giving permission to restaurants and bars to serve their patrons outdoor. “Allowing outdoor dining and the expansion of alcohol-serving areas will allow restaurants and bars to begin welcoming customers back while continuing to comply with…read more →

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

In order to define what Complete Industrial Streets are, and how they are applied, it becomes important to note that the challenges associated with older industrial clusters are largely underlying with greater complexity. The Brookings Institute in Renewing America’s economic promise through Older Industrial Cities reported that the older industrial clusters have largely been unable to compete on three levels:…read more →

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Education Videos

In 2008, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) started promoting Proven Safety Countermeasures to encourage extensive implementation by state, local and tribal transportation agencies. Their main goal is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on highways. FHWA strongly encourages transportation agencies around the country to consider the research-proven safety countermeasures. Currently, there are 20 countermeasures that can be implemented to reduce…read more →

STEP-Aligned HAWK Signal Installed in Bergen County

STEP-Aligned HAWK Signal Installed in Bergen County

Every Day Counts (EDC) is an initiative developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Accelerating Innovation to improve safety along our roadways. Every two years, EDC identifies a number of highway safety innovations that are then supported for rapid deployment. A set of innovations targeted at pedestrian safety was identified within the 2019 – 2020 EDC cycle. Safe…read more →

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 →