Hoboken’s businesses stand to benefit financially from the proposed bike lane along Washington Street

By Cyndi Steiner and Matthew Meisel Bike lanes have been shown to increase the safety for all road users due to their traffic calming effects:  fewer car-car crashes, fewer car-pedestrian crashes, and fewer car-bike crashes.  They provide a safe place on the road for bike riders, thereby encouraging more riders, which help reduce the number…

Regional TE program: Creating a Stimulus Package for Bike and Pedestrian Projects in NJ

NJ has a large pot of unspent Transportation Enhancements (TE) funds dating back to 2009’s ARRA.  TE funds are federal transportation funds that are allocated to states by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and are available for municipalities, counties, transit agencies and others to use to implement projects that increase transportation options.  Pedestrian and bicycle…

Monmouth County – Incomplete Streets and Missed Opportunities

On July 22, 2010, Monmouth County, New Jersey made history by becoming the state’s first county to adopt a Complete streets policy, resolving to implement the policy “though [SIC] the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of new and retrofit transportation facilities, enabling safe access and mobility of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users of all ages…