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BPRC Released New Report: Bicycling Among Black and Latino Women

BPRC Released New Report: Bicycling Among Black and Latino Women

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to announce the release of a new report that examines the factors that influence women’s transportation mode choice as well as their perceptions of bicyclists and bicycling. In addition, input was collected on the types of strategies and improvements that might induce women to consider bicycling more for transportation or…read more →

BPRC at TRB: 2017 Preview

BPRC at TRB: 2017 Preview

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting will take place next week, January 8-12, 2017, in Washington, DC. Over 12,000 transportation professionals from more than 70 countries will be in attendance. The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center will be well represented.  All papers, presentations, and posters from meeting sessions will be available online after the event on the TRB website. In…read more →

New Report Quantifies Impact of Increasing Bicycling Mode Share on Climate Change Emissions

New Report Quantifies Impact of Increasing Bicycling Mode Share on Climate Change Emissions

Because of its affordability, health benefits, and convenience, bicycling has the potential to take on a big role in reducing the negative effects of climate change. A recent study done by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and University of California Davis calculated the potential impact that bicycles and electric bicycles (e-bikes) could have on reducing greenhouse gases. The…read more →

New Research: Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion in New Brunswick

The Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) published this month a paper titled Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion, in the Journal of Case Studies on Transport Policy. Led by Robert Noland, the director of VTC, as well as BPRC’s Charles Brown, the report examines the costs and benefits of a road diet on Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, an arterial…read more →

The Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans

The Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans

By: Ganlin Huang Funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Bergen County recently completed the Central Bergen Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans, in order to encourage more walking and bicycling to major destinations in eight municipalities in central Bergen County. The plan objectives were: Identify linkages among key destinations, community facilities, parks, and transit stops; Connect to existing or…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 →

The City of Elizabeth Releases a Complete Streets Concept Plan for Morris Avenue

The City of Elizabeth Releases a Complete Streets Concept Plan for Morris Avenue

As part of a federal Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, Together North Jersey, a regional planning collaboration led by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, recently completed the Morris Avenue Complete Streets Concept Plan for the City of Elizabeth.The new report, which proposes Complete Streets improvements to Elizabeth’s Morris Avenue and connecting side…read more →

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

Today marks the release of the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center final report for the “New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation,” a project funded under the Together North Jersey Local Government Capacity Grant Program. The report documents and evaluates the overall success and effectiveness of New Brunswick’s first Ciclovia, held on October 6, 2013. A Ciclovia is an event where roads are…read more →

The Economic Benefits of Active Transportation

The Economic Benefits of Active Transportation

When promoting active transportation and complete streets infrastructure, health and environmental benefits are easily quantified. Calculating economic benefits can be more difficult. Recently, studies have shown that bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure also bring economic benefits. A study conducted by the League of American Bicyclists in 2009 researched the economic benefits of bicycling for business. The study found that bicycling increases…read more →

Bicycling to Rail Stations in New Jersey: 2013 Benchmarking Report

Bicycling to Rail Stations in New Jersey: 2013 Benchmarking Report

Despite New Jersey’s large commuter and light rail network, a very small proportion of commuters travel to or from rail stations by bicycle, and little is understood about their travel behavior. To fill this knowledge gap, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center undertook a series of primary data collection tasks to document the current levels of travel by rail transit…read more →

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