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Promoting Active Travel to School

Promoting Active Travel to School

  Active travel or active transportation means using physical energy to get around. Walking, biking, skating, and riding scooters, are all forms of active transportation. Many times, people who ride public transit also partake in active transportation as they walk or bike to and from the bus or train station. Benefits of active transportation  can include personal health as well…read more →

The World of Bicycle Advocacy Has An Equity Problem. How Do We Fix it?

The World of Bicycle Advocacy Has An Equity Problem. How Do We Fix it?

As bicycle commuting increases in the US, more and more cities are ramping up bike infrastructure improvements, which in turn normalize biking as a way to get around. Bike advocates have worked long and hard to make cities acknowledge the benefits and safety issues surrounding biking, and we have seen encouraging results in cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis. In…read more →

Diversifying Gender Roles in Transportation

Diversifying Gender Roles in Transportation

  The transportation sector struggles to grow and advance without diverse outreach efforts to attract talented individuals. Diverse outreach efforts are very important to attract diverse groups as they increase creativity and innovation to solve diverse and unique problems. With an increase in equity and inclusiveness concerns in the current times, diverse solutions require diverse labor force. Even though there…read more →

Metuchen Healthy Kids Day

Metuchen Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday April 30, New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion attended Healthy Kids Day at the Metuchen YMCA. This year marks 25 years since YMCA began the Healthy Kids Day Initiative, an event that is celebrated across the country and engages over 1.2 million people. The purpose of the day is to improve health for kids and families by creating active…read more →

Bicycling and Walking Well Represented at NJ American Planning Association Conference

Bicycling and Walking Well Represented at NJ American Planning Association Conference

On January 28th and 29th the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association hosted its annual Conference in New Brunswick. Several sessions were of note to bicycling and walking in New Jersey, and included unique and innovative sessions by the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The New Jersey Department of…read more →

Kids Day Out

Kids Day Out

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, Woodbridge Township hosted Kids Day Out, an event created to teach kids about health and safety. The event was held on August 26, 2015 at Parker Press Park in Woodbridge, which is popular in the summers for its jam-packed schedule of events and activities for the community to enjoy. Many local vendors, businesses and organizations…read more →

Innovative Ways to Count Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Innovative Ways to Count Pedestrians and Bicyclists

By: James Bonanno Traffic volume is one of the most important pieces of information that transportation professionals consider when building or updating road infrastructure. Volumes are systematically collected using automated technology at locations statewide to provide reliable average daily counts of vehicles along corridors and in intersections. Traffic volumes are also important in the planning and design of pedestrian and…read more →

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