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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 →

American Community Survey: Bicycling and Walking to Work 2008-2012

The U.S. Census Bureau press released the 2008-2012 “Modes Less Traveled – Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States” report. The findings are based on responses to The American Community Survey for 2008-2012. The report found that the number of workers who commute by bicycle increased from 488,000 in 2000 to 786,000, an increase of about 60 percent,…read more →

BPRC Goes to TRB

BPRC Goes to TRB

In January, staff from the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) attended the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference held in Washington D.C. The conference features more than 4,000 presentations that address a wide range of topics in transportation policy and practice. Bicycle and Pedestrian topics have been gaining momentum at the conference with capacity crowds attending some of the more popular sessions. For this year’s conference we have compiled a few papers we thought were interesting and wanted to share! While the Conference does offer many more studies than what we have provided here, these 6 reports highlight a small sample of the valuable research presented at the TRB Conference. Click the “Read More” link to read more about each of the selected publications.

Breaking News: New Jersey Transportation Officials announce Rail Safety Blueprint

Report emphasizes engineering, education and enforcement  (Trenton) – NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson today announced a range of initiatives designed for quick implementation to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths along the state’s busy railroad tracks. The announcement caps three months of work by a Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee and its three subcommittees that were formed in the wake…read more →

For Public Review and Comment: The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center 5-Year Strategic Plan

The NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJBPRC) is proud to announce the completion of its draft 5-year Strategic Plan. A strategic planning process was initiated in 2011 to take stock of past successes and to identify current challenges and opportunities informing and guiding the Center’s work over the next three to five years. The process of creating this Plan…read more →

Just Released: 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center of New Jersey is proud to release the 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report This report is intended to extend and update the information provided in the 2010 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report. Data presented in this report were collected from a variety of sources, but focus on the Plan4Safety database of reported crashes in the…read more →

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