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Missed “Walking Towards Justice” Webinar? Read the Summary!

Missed “Walking Towards Justice” Webinar? Read the Summary!

Last week, BPRC’s Charles Brown launched a new webinar series in partnership with America Walks. Walking Towards Justice is a webinar series that integrates literature into a discussion regarding the intersectionality of mobility, race, class, gender, and politics. The first discussion explored the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. It included a special guest, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color…read more →

BPRC Welcomes New Staff Member Lisa Cintron

BPRC Welcomes New Staff Member Lisa Cintron

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center’s is happy to announce the arrival of our newest staff member, Lisa Cintron! Lisa joins the team as a Research Project Coordinator. Lisa is enthusiastic about her return to Rutgers, having graduated from Bloustein in 2014. She comes most recently from a research position with PlanSmartNJ where she managed the Guide to…read more →

March Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting Update

March Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting Update

Thursday March 17th, 2016 marked the first New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) of the year. BPAC is hosted and chaired by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University every four months (March, June, September, and December), with phone and in-person subcommittee meetings happening at the quarterly meetings and at other times throughout the year…read more →

New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit Recap

On Saturday, February 27, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition hosted their annual New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit. This popular event brings together planners, engineers, advocates, elected officials, and others interested in learning the latest about bicycling and walking in New Jersey and around the country. The summit has continued to grow in popularity, and for the first…read more →

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and National Complete Streets Coalition Director Emiko Atherton Bookend Another Successful NJ Complete Streets Summit

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and National Complete Streets Coalition Director Emiko Atherton Bookend Another Successful NJ Complete Streets Summit

By: Ian Watson The 2015 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit was held on Monday October 26th at Rutgers University. It brought together over 250 planners, engineers, advocates, and policy-makers from throughout the state to celebrate the success of Complete Streets in New Jersey, and to provide information about benefits, implementation strategies, and goals of Complete Streets. The event is held…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 →

Summary of 2015 New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit

The 2015 New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit was held Saturday, February 21, attracting hundreds of attendees from around New Jersey who are interested in making the state a better place to bike and walk. Held at the Bloustein building in New Brunswick for the fifth consecutive year, the summit was organized by the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition…read more →

Our Top Bicycle and Pedestrian Moments of 2014

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center is pleased to share 2014’s highlights of Complete Streets projects and active transportation in New Jersey. The resource center has published several reports documenting bicycle infrastructure and the state has surpassed 100 Complete Streets policies within the past year, continuing the state’s goal of becoming a multimodal-friendly state. The year started off with the…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 →

Coverage of the 2013 Complete Streets Summit

Hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, the 2013 Complete Streets Summit was held on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University on October 21, 2013.  A variety of Complete Streets related topics were covered throughout the…read more →

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