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…

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Bike Expo New York Recap

  It Takes More Than A River to Divide Us: Bike Riders from Both Sides of the Hudson Embrace NJBWC’s Message about Bike Advocacy in New Jersey at Bike Expo New York  by Aaron Hyndman   Happy Bike Month, everybody! Things got off to a great start this past weekend as we had the privilege of participating…

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A Tale of Two Bike Shares

Proposed time limit on dockless bike share threatens biking options to Jersey City For Hudson County bike share users, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Riders in Hoboken and Jersey City were given access to a network of bike share stations that was unprecedented in the history of our state.…

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Kennedy Boulevard: Enforcement is not enough

After the deadly crash on March 5 on Kennedy Boulevard in Union City that claimed the lives of two local teenagers and injured a third, little was said about the need to right-size the road following Complete Streets principles. Instead, local officials pointed to increased enforcement, pedestrian bridges and other methods that would do little…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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