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STEP-Aligned HAWK Signal Installed in Bergen County

STEP-Aligned HAWK Signal Installed in Bergen County

Every Day Counts (EDC) is an initiative developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Accelerating Innovation to improve safety along our roadways. Every two years, EDC identifies a number of highway safety innovations that are then supported for rapid deployment. A set of innovations targeted at pedestrian safety was identified within the 2019 – 2020 EDC cycle. Safe…read more →

H.S. Students Design 3D Crosswalk to Improve Pedestrian Safety

H.S. Students Design 3D Crosswalk to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Three high school freshmen from Kinnelon, New Jersey have designed and implemented a 3D crosswalk in their community as part of a national engineering competition, eCybermission. Dillon Fleksher, George Gillen and Ryan Winters live in a gated community in Kinnelon, New Jersey. The area does not have many sidewalks and many people complain that drivers speed and pedestrians, joggers, dog…read more →

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit Awardees

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit Awardees

The 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit is just around the corner. Space is running out quickly, so make sure to save your spot by registering here. The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center are proud to announce this year’s awardees…     EXCELLENCE AWARDS Awarded to municipalities, counties, and projects for exemplary Complete…read more →

Walking While Black Discussion Summary

Walking While Black Discussion Summary

The Walking While Black discussion forum was presented by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center on February 13th at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Moderated by Charles Brown, Senior Researcher at the Voorhees Transportation Center, featured speakers included Topher Sanders, reporter at ProPublica, and Ben Conarck of the Florida Times Union. These reporters reviewed tickets given to pedestrians…read more →

How urban design can promote walking

How urban design can promote walking

Health experts have long touted the benefits of walking and how even 30 minutes of walking a day can drastically improve cognition, general well-being, and productivity. With this realization in hand people are increasingly looking to walk to the food store, their places of work, and other local areas of interest. That is why it’s of little surprise that “walkable…read more →

Webinar- Walking Toward Justice Episode #2: “The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color”

Webinar- Walking Toward Justice Episode #2: “The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color”

Last Fall, Charles T. Brown, MPA, created a new webinar series in partnership with America Walks to provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL. Episode #2, “The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color” will take place on Thursday January 18 at 2pm…read more →

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 →

New Webinar Series: Walking Towards Justice. Register now!

New Webinar Series: Walking Towards Justice. Register now!

Charles T. Brown, MPA, has created a new webinar series in partnership with America Walks to provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL. Too often discussions in walking and walkability happen without the benefit of historical facts, community precedents and cultural awareness. This unfortunately results in a lack of knowledge…read more →

Walk Together: The Benefits of Walking Groups

Walk Together: The Benefits of Walking Groups

Most of us are aware of the benefits that come from walking, yet this basic human function typically learned after one year of life is not utilized in adulthood as much as it could be. Walking has a great amount of health benefits and serves as a mode of transportation. This piece will discuss those benefits in the context of…read more →

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