Mt Prospect Bike Lanes Reborn

  Mt. Prospect Avenue Bike Lanes Reborn: Newark Revives New Jersey’s First Parking-Protected Bike Lanes by Cyndi Steiner and Aaron Hyndman   This past Monday, June 22, the City of Newark revived the scuttled parking protected bike lane along Mt. Prospect Avenue, due to efforts by NJBWC and our partners working with the City of Newark’s Division…

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Safe Passing Laws Are Common Sense

    Safe Passing Laws Are Common Sense by Cyndi Steiner & Aaron Hyndman   A May 22, 2015 editorial by the Asbury Park Press called Assembly bill A1600/A1577, the Safe Passing Bill, a “wrongheaded proposal.”  Instead of passing a bill that would codify into law the mechanics of negotiating a safe pass, thus ensuring…

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TTF should include funding for active transportation

Long, dangerous commutes to work are among the ways in which the American driver has “accepted mediocrity” in transportation, according to NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox. Speaking in late November at a Newark Regional Business Partnership transportation symposium, Fox lamented the mediocrity, and said we can do better. One of the “deals” we have made is…

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GWB improvements a victory and a portent of changes to come

Bicycle riders and pedestrians scored a significant victory last week in the ADA-compliant improvements that were included in the Port Authority’s suspender rope/cable replacement project and approved at the PA’s March 19, 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting. As NJBWC led this advocacy effort on behalf of cyclists on both sides of the river, we were…

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