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…

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…

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…