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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 →

New Report Quantifies Impact of Increasing Bicycling Mode Share on Climate Change Emissions

New Report Quantifies Impact of Increasing Bicycling Mode Share on Climate Change Emissions

Because of its affordability, health benefits, and convenience, bicycling has the potential to take on a big role in reducing the negative effects of climate change. A recent study done by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and University of California Davis calculated the potential impact that bicycles and electric bicycles (e-bikes) could have on reducing greenhouse gases. The…read more →

Road Diets and Safe Street Design

Road Diets and Safe Street Design

By: Ian Watson In a time where cities are striving to become more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, it is important for communities to consider adoption and implementation of safe street designs. These types of developments integrate bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to maximize use for all modes of transportation. There are several components that make up these designs. Every foot counts…read more →

New Research: Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion in New Brunswick

The Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) published this month a paper titled Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion, in the Journal of Case Studies on Transport Policy. Led by Robert Noland, the director of VTC, as well as BPRC’s Charles Brown, the report examines the costs and benefits of a road diet on Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, an arterial…read more →