Asbury Park: What is there to like about Main Street?

Stroad: “…a street/road hybrid and, besides being a very dangerous environment (yes, it is ridiculously dangerous to mix high speed highway geometric design with pedestrians, bikers and turning traffic), they are enormously expensive to build and, ultimately, financially unproductive…The result is an expensive highway and a declining tax base.” Charles Marohn, Strong Towns Stroads represent…

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…

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…