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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 →

Update to the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Released

Update to the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Released

An update to the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was released in December of 2016, renewing NJ’s commitment to creating a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly state. While the state has seen a number of new developments in bicycle and pedestrian safety, the bar has been set even higher with recent progress. According to Elise Bremer-Nei, the Bicycle and Pedestrian…read more →

Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Released

Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Released

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has published the Downtown Trenton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in collaboration with the City of Trenton. The plan is intended to guide and influence bikeway policies, programs, and development standards. The goal is to make bicycling in downtown Trenton safer, more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for all bicyclists. The ultimate goal of this plan is to…read more →

ITE Journal Publishes “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities”

ITE Journal Publishes “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities”

The September edition of the ITE Journal, from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, includes an article penned by BPRC’s Charles Brown. Titled “Fear: A Silent Barrier to Bicycling Black and Hispanic Communities,” the article states that transportation engineers should pay attention to the personal safety of bicyclists in Black and Hispanic communities.  Using data that BPRC collected across New Jersey…read more →

Report Wrap-Up: <i>Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures</i>

Report Wrap-Up: Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures

News Spotlight: April 16th – May 2nd “Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures,” PeopleForBikes, March 2016 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a new guidebook to help communities develop performance measures for bicycle and pedestrian planning in March 2016, Guidebook For Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures. Unlike traditional automobile planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning has lacked performance management…read more →

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

News Spotlight | March 19th – April 1st: Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride? +“Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” Mineta Transportation Institute, March 2016 The Mineta Transportation Institute released a fascinating new study in March, “Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” that shows that using bike share is safer than riding a personal bike. Most striking, there have been zero fatalities in…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 →

News Spotlight: February 20th – March 4th, 2016

This Week’s News Spotlight |  The Rising Demand for Walkable Neighborhoods + “A Move Toward Three Bedrooms and Two Baths”, Marketplace, Feb. 25th, 2016 With all the talk of the millennial generation – folks in their 20s and early 30s – dominating the rental market in cities across the country, it might come as a surprise that they also make up…read more →