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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 →

New Brunswick Celebrates Fathers Day with Walk to School Event

New Brunswick Celebrates Fathers Day with Walk to School Event

To help bring families together while encouraging active transportation, New Brunswick recently (June 19th, 2015) held a “Dads and Kids Walk” where families walked together to the Paul Robeson Community School. The event was inspired by the NJ Department of Children and Families’ initiative called Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The event in New Brunswick started with a…read more →

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle commuting has increased in the past decade, but connected bicycle infrastructure networks are not keeping up with the need. The current car-centric roadway system has developed over the last sixty years and the bicycle revolution is just beginning. While many agree that more bicycle infrastructure is necessary, it will take some time to overhaul the road network that has…read more →

Rutgers International Student Orientation: Bicycle Safety Workshop

Rutgers International Student Orientation: Bicycle Safety Workshop

In New Brunswick, September means the arrival of thousands of new and returning students beginning a new year of their college education. However, before the Labor Day weekend, when SUVs and minivans congregate on New Brunswick streets, international students are asked to arrive early and take part in a weeklong orientation. Last Thursday (August 28), The Center for Global Services…read more →

Bike Shares

Bike Shares

Over the past few years, third-generation bicycle share programs have increased in popularity across U.S. cities, mimicking a trend started in Europe a decade ago. They are identified as systems that allow people to borrow bikes to get from one location to another without having to return the bicycle to its original location. As the number of people commuting by…read more →

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