Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for April 16 – April 30, 2014

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Oakland to pursue state funding for sidewalks in vicinity of elementary school

North Jersey.com – April 17

Open space, trails, road work discussed

The Bernardsville News – April 18

Warren: Trail work starts at East County Park

Echoes-Sentinel – April 18

Bucks, Montgomery counties expanding bike trail network

The Morning Call – April 21

City eyes grants for school sidewalks

The Daily Journal – April 21

National police bike tour to honor fallen officers kicks off in NJ next month

NJ.com – April 21

Caldwell embraces ‘Complete Streets’ after policy changes

The Progress – April 21

Christie Administration announces more than $61,000 in recreational trail grants for Warren and Sussex counties

NJ.com – April 23

Bergen County natives design mountain bike app that tracks ‘epic’ dirt

NJ.com – April 23

Jersey City to join Hoboken, Weehawken in bike-share program

NJ.com – April 23

State grants Mercer County $72,000 for trail projects in Lawrence, Hopewell, Trenton

NJ.com – April 28

Google Street View Captures the Evolution of Complete Streets in NJ

WalkBikeJersey Blog – April 26

Recreational Trails grants to fund projects in Camden, Cumberland, Salem counties

NJ.com – April 26

‘Braille Trail’ opens at Morris Canal

NJ.com – April 29

How would you redesign Hoboken’s Washington Street?

NJ.com – April 29

 

Crash Report

Pedestrian is struck, killed by tractor trailer in Bordentown Twp.

NJ.com – April 16

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Keansburg

NJ.com – April 22

Paulsboro motor vehicle accident leaves pedestrian injured

NJ.com – April 22

Police seek witnesses to fatal pedestrian crash on Rt. 222

Abc27.com – April 25

Pedestrian killed in Route 22 crash in Bridgewater

NJ.com – April 26

 

Opinion

Taking the Wrong Route to Bike Lane Benefits: A Rebuttal to 538

Streetsblog USA – April 24

Francis M. Smith, Esq. Urges Communities to Apply for Grants to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in New Jersey

PR Newswire – April 30

Alternate Route: One man’s bike crash is a window in to a disturbing state statistic

Lanes benefit drivers, cyclists and pedestrians

Asbury Park Press – April 29

 

National

5 Things You Should Know About the State of Walking and Biking in the U.S

Streetsblog USA – April 16

These 8 Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is

Atlantic Cities – April 16

Gas Tax: Building a Sustainable Future

The League of American Bicyclists – April 22

Local Climate Doesn’t Exert Much Influence on Biking and Walking

Streetsblog USA – April 16

More Walking and Biking, Better Health: New Evidence From American Cities

Streetsblog USA – April 17

What Is Your State Doing to Improve Walking and Biking?

Streetsblog USA – April 18

A bicycle of their own: CarePoint teams up with Emerald Financial and Walmart to give bikes to needy kids

Hudson Reporter – April 20

How Does Your State Stack Up on Funding for Walking and Biking?

Streetsblog USA – April 21

How to Host a Women Bike Forum

The League of American Bicyclists – April 22

Business Innovators Invest in Bicycling

The League of American Bicyclists – April 22

LOCUS to unveil new rankings of walkable urban places in America

Smart Growth America – April 23

Survey: Millennials Willing to Relocate for Better Transportation Options

Streetsblog USA – April 23

The Easy Way to Fix Your City’s Transportation System

Atlantic Cities – April 24

NYC, Philly, Louisville get traffic safety grants

New Jersey Herald – April 25

The True Future of Transportation Has Two Big Barriers to Entry

Atlantic Cites – April 25

10 Tools to Make Your Bike Month Better!

The League of American Bicyclists – April 28

When State DOTs Make Roads Dangerous in the Name of Safety

Streetsblog USA – April 28

AAA Adds Bikes to Roadside Program

Abc6.com – April 29

The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation

Atlantic Cities – April 29

Building bike commuters one bike lane at a time

The Daily Climate – April 30

How Easy Is It To Get Around In Your City? Play With This Interactive Viz To Find Out

Fast Co Design – April 30

How the GROW AMERICA Act Could Modernize Federal Transportation Policy

Streetsblog USA – April 30

The Neuroscience of Car Dependence

Atlantic Cities – April 30

Riding Is My Ritalin : Adam Leibovitz is conducting a groundbreaking experiment that could transform the way doctors treat

Bicycling Magazine– April 30

 

Videos


Lakewood, Ohio: The Suburb Where Everyone Can Walk to School

Street Films – April 28

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