Welcome to the NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for the first half of August! We’ve scoured the web to bring you all of the latest news on bicycle and pedestrian issues occurring in New Jersey and the region.  Click past the break to see all of the news!



NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

NJ Transit Announces Revision of Weekend Policy for Taking Bikes on Trains

NJ.com – August 6, 2012

Bike Lanes, Ferry Terminal Improvements among $2.5M in Federal Transportation Grants for NJ

The Star-Ledger – August 3, 2012

Bike Thefts at Journal Square PATH Station Becoming ‘An Issue,’ Cops Say

The Jersey Journal – August 10, 2012

Long Valley Boy to Help Cousin, Bike Through PA, NJ

Long Valley Patch – August 1, 2012

BikeGuard™ Donates 400 Bike Asset Tags to Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark Bike Exchange

Virtual Strategy Magazine – August 1, 2012

Hoboken Hardware Store Offering Bike Rentals as City Becomes More Bike Friendly by the Week

The Jersey Journal – August 1, 2012

On the Go’ Program Helps Seniors Get Around

New Jersey Jewish News – August 1, 2012

Bass for Bikes

TheSandPaper.net – August 1, 2012

Bike, Board, and Ski Shop Opens in Montclair

Montclair Patch – August 3, 2012

Tour de FH to Feature Antique Bike Demo

Rumson – Fair Haven Patch – August 3, 2012

Man Makes Mahwah Stop on 500-Mile Bike Trek

Mahwah Patch – August 3, 2012

Work Underway on Third Section of Middle Bike Path

Cape May County Herald – August 4, 2012

Bicycle Brainstorm: Tour de Mount Olive This Fall

The Daily Record – August 5, 2012

Out of Step: City Lobbying to Keep $300K Grant for ‘100 Steps’ Project

HudsonReporter.com – August 5, 2012

Dodging Bulls and Gunshots on New Jersey’s 19th Century ‘Bicycle Railroad’

The Atlantic Cities – August 6, 2012

Work Underway on Front Street Road Project

Red Bank – Shrewsbury Patch – August 7, 2012

Bike Donation a Wheel-Good Effort

The Daily Journal – August 7, 2012

Safe Corridor Program and Bikeway Grants Announced

NJToday.net – August 8, 2012

Manahawkin Retired State Trooper Finishes Nation-Spanning Bicycle Ride for Charity

TheSandPaper.net – August 8, 2012

Sagging Crosswalk on Washington Street in Hoboken Needs Fixing

The Jersey Journal – August 8, 2012

Safe Kids Union County in Mountainside Donates 60 Bike Helmets to Plainfield Salvation Army

Cranford Chronicle – August 9, 2012

East Windsor Receives Bikeway Grant Totaling $100K

East Windsor Patch – August 9, 2012

Galloway Will Receive $175,000 Toward Wrangleboro Road Sidewalk Project

Galloway Patch – August 9, 2012

State to Make 9W Safer for Cyclists

Nanuet Patch – August 9, 2012

Ramapo Rally Offers Variety of Races for Skill Levels

The Record – August 9, 2012

Towns get $180K to Make Route 46 Safer

NJ.com – August 9, 2012

Bike Path Will be added to Greenway

Clifton Journal – August 10, 2012

Heart Walk Returns to Central New Jersey This Fall

NJToday.net – August 10, 2012

East Amwell is Granted Extension on Sidewalks Project

Hunterdon County Democrat – August 10, 2012

Morris County Bicycle Charity Ride Breaks Own Fundraising Record

The Star-Ledger – August 12, 2012

Pequannock Resident Plans to Bike 200-Miles in Effort to Raise Funds for Military Families

NorthJersey.com – August 13, 2012

High Bridge Celebrates the Opening of New Hiking, Biking Trail

Hunterdon Review – August 13, 2012

Hoboken Cops Put Bike Parts Theft Suspect’s Haul at $500

The Jersey Journal – August 14, 2012

Bike Ride to be Held to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

New Jersey Herald – August 14, 2012

Bike and Hike Event to Benefit Sourlands

Hillsborough Patch – August 14, 2012

Consultants Present Recommendations for Safer Biking in Atlantic City at Public Meeting

Press of Atlantic City – August 14, 2012

Police: Eight Bikes Stolen in Two Weeks

Manasquan-Belmar Patch – August 15, 2012

Planning Board Recommends Complete Streets Policy to Committee

Lacey Patch – August 15, 2012


Crash Report

Cyclist Struck in Ridgewood

Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch – August 2, 2012

Woman, Child Hit by Car Driven by Fort Lee Woman

Fort Lee Patch – August 1, 2012

Pedestrian in Verona Dies after Being Struck by Car

Verona-Cedar Grove Times – August 1, 2012

Man in Intensive Care After Being Struck by Car on Route 4

River Dell Patch – August 1, 2012

NJ Driver Charged in Deaths of 2 Teen Pedestrians

San Francisco Chronicle – August 1, 2012

22-Year-Old East Orange Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Hackettstown

NJ.com – August 1, 2012

Staten Island Man Charged in Old Bridge Hit-and-Run Case

The Star-Ledger – August 2, 2012

Police Blotter: Bicyclist Struck in Hit and Run Accident

Princeton Patch – August 2, 2012

Newark Girl Struck, Killed on Central Avenue

Newark Patch – August 6, 2012

Cliffside Park Teen Arrested for DUI; Hits Pedestrian

Cliffside Park Citizen – August 7, 2012

Woman Struck by Train near New Bridge Train Station

River Dell Patch – August 7, 2012

Man Suffers Injuries after Being Hit by NJ Train

The Sacramento Bee – August 9, 2012

UPDATE: Authorities Investigating Fort Lee Pedestrian Accident

Fort Lee Patch – August 10, 2012

Pedestrian Critical After Struck by Car on Route 46

Montville Patch – August 13, 2012

Pedestrian Killed Sunday Afternoon in Handy Street Hit-and-Run

New Brunswick Patch – August 13, 2012

Pedestrian Killed on Rt. 130 in Pennsauken

ABC – August 15, 2012


Making City Biking Less Scary

The Atlantic Cities – August 10, 2012

‘Walk Score’ is Great, But Still Doesn’t Capture ‘Walk Appeal’

The Atlantic Cities – August 7, 2012

WaPo Blames “Distracted Walking” for Unexplained Rise in Deaths

StreetsBlog – August 14, 2012


New Maryland Signs Emphasize Cyclists’ Right to the Road

Greater Greater Washington – August 1, 2012

Philadelphia Aggressively Removes Abandoned Bikes

Transportation Nation – August 3, 2012

Choosing the Path Less Traveled? There’s an App for That

The Atlantic Cities – August 13, 2012

Tri-State Analysis Finds Older Pedestrians Disproportionately at Risk

Mobilizing the Region – August 15, 2012