Bill to Create Empowered Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Council Falls Prey to “Pocket Veto” from Governor Christie

    Seeing the Road Ahead…As It Crumbles Before Our Eyes: Bill to Create Empowered Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Council Falls Prey to “Pocket Veto” from Governor Christie  by Cyndi Steiner and Aaron Hyndman It seemed like we would be in store for some significant positive changes on the horizon, as bicycle and pedestrian…

2015 Year-End Review

2015 In Review: Seeing the Glass Half Full as Momentum Builds for Great Bike and Pedestrian Happenings in New Jersey by Aaron Hyndman This month, Bicycling magazine gave us a year-end run-down of the “8 Things Top Bike Cities Have Done to Promote Safer Cycling” for 2015. And although there weren’t any New Jersey towns…

NJBWC Provides Law Enforcement Officers with “A Bike’s Eye View” of State Traffic Code

by Aaron Hyndman   A new course offered by the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick provided law enforcement officers in five counties with the training necessary to help them understand how New Jersey’s motor vehicle code applies to bicyclists. Although New Jersey law explicitly gives bicycle riders…

Empathy and Equity: Solving the Route 130 Pedestrian Crisis

It’s become increasingly well-known that Route 130 in Burlington County has earned the dubious distinction of New Jersey’s most dangerous road for pedestrians.  In a report released in early March, Tri-State Transportation Campaign has reported nine deaths on Route 130 in Burlington County over the past year, with seven of them coming along a particularly…