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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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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