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NJ Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center: 2023 Year in Review

The New Jersey Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center (NJBPRC) experienced a dynamic and eventful 2023. Supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) with funds from the Federal Highway Administration, NJBPRC engaged in a variety of activities and initiatives over the past year which ranged from providing technical [...]

December 14th, 2023|

The Case for Complete Streets for Complete Communities

In the quest to create vibrant and livable communities, road design has a major impact on development, safety, and public health. How can allocating road space differently help make communities healthier? Complete streets are designed and operated to prioritize safety, accessibility, and convenience for all users, regardless of age, [...]

November 20th, 2023|

In-Review: 2023 NJ Complete Streets Summit Recap

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center hosted the biennial New Jersey Complete Streets Summit, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. This was the seventh summit and by all measures, it was a major success, bringing together over 250 planners, engineers, [...]

November 20th, 2023|

Bridging the Gap: The Connection Between Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and the Safe System Approach

In recent years, three concepts have taken center stage in transportation planning. These concepts— Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and the Safe System Approach—share the common goal of creating safer, more accessible streets for all road users, including pedestrians and bicyclists. This post will explore the connections between the three [...]

October 26th, 2023|

Complete Streets for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs)

In January 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed S-147 into law, directing the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to update its Complete Streets policy to include design practices for neurodivergent people including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). The legislation was inspired, [...]

September 12th, 2023|

Reconnecting Communities Grants Have Returned—Here’s What is New this Year

Applications are open for the U.S. Department of Transportation Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) program due September 28, 2023. Last year, the USDOT announced the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) and Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) Programs separately. This year, applicants can apply to both programs with one application. Through [...]

August 22nd, 2023|
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