Local NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed for August 1 – August 15, 2014

Welcome to the NJ Bike/Ped News Feed!

We’ve scoured the web to bring you all of the latest news on bicycle and pedestrian issues occurring in New Jersey and the region.

Enjoy!

 

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Jersey City’s first pedestrian plaza to open Tuesday, street closures to go into effect

NJ.com – August 15th

PLUMSTED: Town revisits plans for walking trail

The Messenger-Press – August 14th

Wildwood commissioners table shorter time limit for bikes on the boardwalk

The Wildwood Leader – August 14th

Donated ATV to help patrol bike trails in Bedminster Township

The Bernardsville News – August 14th

Bergen among deadliest N.J. counties for older pedestrians, report finds

NJ.com – August 14th

N.J. town to residents: Replace your sidewalk, or meet us in court

NJ.com – August 13th

Report on pedestrian deaths cites higher risks for seniors in NJ

NorthJersey.com – August 13th

Hype on a bike

The Sparta Independent – August 12th

Monmouth mayors support bike lanes to the beach

Asbury Park Press – August 12th

Bikes breaking the ice

NorthJersey.com – August 8th

Bike path that connects Jersey City, Newark now covered in weeds, litter

NJ.com – August 7th

Metuchen maps out route to safer streets

Metuchen/Edison Sentinel – August 7th

Hawthorne Police Department trying to combat bicycle thefts

NorthJersey.com – August 5th

‘Complete Streets’ safety program gaining ground in NJ

New Jersey 101.5 – August 4th

Oradell police officer uses free ice cream to promote bicycle safety

NorthJersey.com – August 1st

 

Crash Report

Woman struck and killed by NJ Transit train in Park Ridge

NJ.com – August 15th

Bergenfield hit-and-run leaves pedestrian seriously injured

ABC 7 New York – August 15th

Hamilton hit-and-run caught on neighbor’s security camera, police say

NJ.com – August 12th

Pedestrian struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Vineland

CBS Philadelphia – August 11th

Pedestrian dies after being struck on Route 73 in Mount Laurel

Burlington County Times – August 11th

Man hit by van on highway off-ramp in Wayne, second pedestrian in 24 hours

NJ.com – August 9th

79-year-old killed crossing Sea Girt street

Asbury Park Press – August 9th

60-year-old Leyla Kan struck, killed by school bus in Leonia

News 12 New Jersey – August 7th

Franklin Township car, pedestrian crash hospitalizes Franklinville woman

NJ.com – August 6th

Washington Township pedestrian hit by car

NJ.com – August 5th

Prosecutors: Man driving with suspended license charged after van hits, kills pedestrian

The Republic – August 5th

2 bicyclists hurt in hit-and-run while riding in Alpine, New Jersey

ABC 7 New York – August 5th

Pedestrain killed in early-morning accident on Route 22 in North Plainfield

NJ.com – August 4th

Pedestrian struck, pinned against his rental vehicle in East Rutherford

NorthJersey.com – August 4th

Pedestrian killed by 2 SUVs in New Jersey: Police

NBC New York – August 4th

Police: 31-year-old Spring Lake man killed by vehicle after refusing ride from Jersey City police

NJ.com – August 3rd

Pedestrian killed by NJ Transit train in Dunellen

NJ.com – August 1st

 

Opinion

Ridgewood News editorial: A plaza for pedestrians

NorthJersey.com – August 15th

Letter: ‘Complete Streets’ saves lives

NJ.com – August 8th

 

National

Cincinnati launching a 35-station bike-share system next month

Streetsblog USA – August 15th

One-day protected bike lane demos have swept America this summer

Streetsblog USA – August 14th

Charting the essential link between walkability and transit

Streetsblog USA – August 14th

Tired of cyclists riding on the sidewalk? Build more bike lanes

Citylab – August 14th

After cyclists protest, Toronto will protect downtown bike lanes

Streetsblog USA – August 13th

The plan to build bicycle highways where Cleveland’s streetcars once ran

Streetsblog USA– August 12th

After 23 million rides, no deaths in U.S. bike share programs

Yahoo News – August 12th

Hundreds protest after Omaha mayor scraps city’s only bike/ped planner

Streetsblog USA – August 12th

This is supposedly the urban bike of the future

Citylab – August 8th

What can an algorithm tell us about how people perceive streets?

Streetsblog USA – August 8th

People are healthier in states where more people bike and walk to work

Alliance for Biking & Walking – August 8th

What the data tell us about bicycling and household income in America

Streetsblog USA – August 7th

How can suburban communities repair disconnected streets?

Streetsblog USA – August 7th

Looking for a vintage bike?  Consider the pros and cons

People for Bikes – August 6th

Study: People in low-income areas more likely to be killed while walking

Streetsblog USA – August 5th

How Brownsville, Texas, is using bikes to address social problems

Streetsblog USA – August 4th

 

Video

A quiet midsummer, Friday night walk around Malmö

Streetfilms – August 6th

Watch as Copenhagen drivers turning right exhibit incredible patience for cyclists (as they should)

Streetfilms – August 4th

 

 

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