About the NJ Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) assists public officials, transportation and health professionals, and the public in creating safer and more accessible places to walk, bicycle, or travel by other low-speed wheeled devices through primary research, education, and dissemination of information about best practices in policy and design. The Center is supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration.  

Mission: To motivate, educate and empower citizens to create safer and more accessible walking and bicycling environments through cutting edge research, education, and sharing of resources.

Vision: To provide vibrant leadership and direction in promoting active transportation for all users, with New Jersey as a model for others states, and Rutgers, The State University, as a dynamic innovator in transportation research, education, and outreach.

Goals:

  • Advance leading-edge bicycle and pedestrian research through the sharing of innovative ideas and best practices.
  • Use the Center’s research program to shape future policy in New Jersey.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships and collaborations at state and national levels.
  • Provide training and education that help transform places and behaviors.
  • Promote a culture of courtesy, acceptance, and safety for all modes through strategic outreach and technical assistance.

About New Jersey’s Safe Routes to
School and NJ

The New Jersey Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative with a mission to partner with schools and communities to prioritize and implement opportunities for people to walk, bike, or travel by other low-speed wheeled devices. By focusing on improvements to support active travel by youth, we believe we can create conditions that are safe, healthy, equitable, and appealing for all. The New Jersey Safe Routes Resource Center at Rutgers University (saferoutesnj.org), supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, conducts research, training, and provides technical assistance to communities, partner organizations, and champions throughout New Jersey. The New Jersey Crossing Guards Resources and Training Program (njcrossingguards.org) compiles research and tools to support school crossing guards and traffic safety officers who supervise crossing guards. The Crossing Guard program is supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration. For more information, visit saferoutesnj.org.

About the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. VTC is located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Within VTC there are several practice groups and other transportation research initiatives that provide state-of-the-art research and technical assistance to communities and partner organizations throughout New Jersey. Click here to find out more!