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Learn about Passaic County Green Infrastructure Plan!

Learn about Passaic County Green Infrastructure Plan!

Passaic County, with support from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, has initiated a planning study to produce a county-wide Green Infrastructure Plan. The County will be holding a Public Open House to provide an opportunity for residents to learn about stormwater, green infrastructure, and the County’s planning study, as well as share information about challenges and opportunities in their…read more →

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Over the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the ways in which investments in active transportation spur economic activity, especially in regards to commercial growth, tourism, increased property values, and improved tax revenues. In 2013, the New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the “Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in New Jersey.”  The report…read more →

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year

On Sunday, April 23, 2016, New Brunswick will hold the first of four Ciclovía events this year. The New Brunswick Ciclovía opens the city’s streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic to encourage active modes of transportation, community engagement, and healthy living. Pedestrians will be free to run, bike, walk, skate, dance, or amble the Ciclovía route between 11:00 AM and…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 →

Morris Canal Greenway Makes Headway

Morris Canal Greenway Makes Headway

New Jersey’s Morris Canal is getting a new lease on life as a pedestrian and bicycle greenway. The Morris Canal Greenway Working Group, founded in 2012 by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), has successfully pushed to rehabilitate the 102 mile canal right of way into a new greenway – with ongoing projects in Clifton, Paterson, Jersey City, and Pompton Lakes….read more →

Fall Bicycling Events in New Jersey

Fall Bicycling Events in New Jersey

With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, many bicyclists may be pondering where or when they will be able to take their last epic bike ride before freezing wind chill, ice puddles and road salt become the frequent obstacles. Whether you’re looking for an all-out cyclocross event or a low-key scenic bike ride for a…read more →

Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick larger than ever

Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick larger than ever

For the fifth consecutive year, Park(ing) Day returns to New Brunswick on Friday, September 18, promising to be the best year yet! Park(ing) Day involves transforming street parking spaces into green, usable public space for a day, to demonstrate the potential for permanent transformations of street space. These “parklets” are open to members of the public to enjoy and socialize….read more →

NJDOT Bike Tours

NJDOT Bike Tours

In celebration of Bike Month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released three new bicycle tours. These new tours, one in Jersey City and Hoboken, one in Gloucester County and one through the Columbia Trail in Hunterdon and Morris counties are all around 15 miles in length and technologically advanced. Each was created with the ability to sync to…read more →

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