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Parks, Recreation and Greenways

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 →

NJDOT Releases “Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle” downloadable tour routes

NJDOT Releases “Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle” downloadable tour routes

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) publishes more than 20 bicycle tour guides, including the 238-mile High Point Cape May Bike Route and the East Coast Greenway Multi-use Trail Guide. This month, they’ve released their newest bicycle tour route, Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle,to help promote recreation along the New Jersey Shore as towns and businesses recover from…read more →

Constructing Parks for Diversifying Communities

Throughout the history of the United States, the appropriate use of park space has been disputed. In the early 1900s, parks were designed for two primary reasons: to create natural spaces within polluted cities and to minimize social unrest. Diverse class populations used these spaces differently creating disputes over what constituted “appropriate park use and behavior.”[1] The middle class wanted…read more →

Connecting the City Through Park Corridors

Cities in the United States have a history of using green space to enhance urban landscapes. During the industrial revolution, Frederick Law Olmstead used green space not only to connect people, but create order in cities worn with strife. Cities in the early 1900s were consumed with filth on the streets and in the air. This polluted atmosphere paired with…read more →

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