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NJAIM: Highlights from Weeks 5 & 6

NJAIM: Highlights from Weeks 5 & 6

NJAIM attended 10 events–reaching approximately 5000 people–during the second half of June. Ambassadors conducted on street outreach five times in Jersey City, two times in Hoboken, twice in Paterson, and once in Trenton. NJAIM also met with representatives from the Chronic Disease Coalition of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to provide an overview of Complete Streets. On-Street Outreach 1.  JFK Boulevard and…read more →

NJAIM Participates in Elizabeth Walkability Audit

NJAIM Participates in Elizabeth Walkability Audit

On Thursday, May 23rd, NJAIM attended a walkability audit of six selected corridors in Elizabeth. This examination was conducted by the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Elizabeth Branch and Michael Baker Jr., Inc., with assistance from the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. Also participating in the audit were New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Meadowlink, Groundwork Elizabeth, the City of Elizabeth, and the Elizabeth Police Department.

NJAIM: Highlights from Weeks 3 & 4

NJAIM: Highlights from Weeks 3 & 4

NJAIM attended 10 events during the past two weeks of outreach activities. Ambassadors conducted on-street outreach twice in Woodbridge, five times in Elizabeth, and on three occasions in Newark. They also attended a governmental outreach and technical assistance meeting in New Brunswick.

NJAIM: Highlights from Weeks 1 & 2

NJAIM attended eight events during the first two weeks of outreach activities. Ambassadors attended five on-street outreach events (three in New Brunswick and two in Edison), two event outreach activities, and one governmental outreach and technical assistance event. Additionally, ambassadors completed Traffic Skills 101, which was taught by the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition. Below is a list of each activity and a brief description of the event.

The Ambassadors are Back!

The Ambassadors are Back!

NJAIM season has arrived! Ambassadors attended their first event of the year on May 9 at Island Beach State Park, where the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Bicycle Map and Resource Guide. Be sure to keep an eye out for NJAIM throughout the next 6 months, especially while you’re touring the state with the help of NJDOT’s new comprehensive guide. Never heard of the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion? No problem – here’s an overview of the program.

NJAIM Hosts Bicycle Workshop for International Students

NJAIM Hosts Bicycle Workshop for International Students

Rutgers University is ranked “among the nation’s top 5 higher education institutions for commitment to diversity.” The university has more than 3,300 international students from 125 nations around the world[1]. Moving to a new country can be challenging and intimidating, but Rutgers offers extensive support for international students to try and make the transition as comfortable as possible. This includes the six-day International Student Orientation, a mandatory conference-like program with a flexible schedule of workshops. Orientation took place from August 27 to September 1, and the BPRC’s New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) were excited to be invited by Rutgers to host a bicycle workshop.

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) debut at the opening of the Route 52 Causeway Bridge in Ocean City

Route 52 Causeway Bridge Opening The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Somers Point, Ocean City and other officials formally opened the new $400 million Route 52 Causeway Bridge connecting Somers Point and Ocean on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The grand opening event was held at the John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point and consisted of a short speaking program…read more →