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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 →

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 →

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Investments in Active Transportation Spur Economic Activity

Over the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the ways in which investments in active transportation spur economic activity, especially in regards to commercial growth, tourism, increased property values, and improved tax revenues. In 2013, the New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the “Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in New Jersey.”  The report…read more →

Liberty Bridge: A History of Pedestrian Bridges Comes Full Circle in New Jersey

Liberty Bridge: A History of Pedestrian Bridges Comes Full Circle in New Jersey

By: Dan Cahalane Missed the PATH? Walk to work. Or at least that’s what the Liberty Bridge would allow you to do. Last year, a group of Jersey City residents, under the banner of the Liberty Bridge Organization, proposed a 5,000 foot long pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Hudson River. The plan calls for the new bridge to start at…read more →

Rise of Mall Walking Programs in New Jersey

Rise of Mall Walking Programs in New Jersey

What do America’s shopping malls have to do with health? Surprisingly and increasingly, quite a bit. Picture over 200 people arriving on an early weekday morning at a local shopping mall to get in as many walking steps as possible as a result of participating in organized mall walking programs. With the advent of technology and repurposing of malls, especially…read more →

Bicycling Among Seniors on the Upswing

Bicycling Among Seniors on the Upswing

Young adults may get most of the press about bicycling, but there has also been a documented rise in bicycle use among baby boomers as they have aged. Statistics about seniors and bicycling, based on 2009 National Travel Survey data, show large increase in bicycling among the senior population since 1995. New trips by seniors make up 22 percent in…read more →