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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Ice & Iron Greenway Update

By David Wright The Ice & Iron Greenway is a grassroots project now under the leadership of NJBWC.  This project’s mission is to transform an unused rail corridor (the old Boonton Line, from Hoboken to Montclair’s Pine Street), currently owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad, into an eleven-mile greenway connecting the municipalities of Montclair, Glen Ridge,…

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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…

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