Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for February 28, 2015 – March 13, 2015

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Garfield gets grant money for streetscape, school safety

NorthJersey.com – March 12th

Downtown Millburn accidents highlight safety shortfalls

NorthJersey.com – March 12th

Woodland Park plans improvements to Zaccaria, Rose Place Parks

NorthJersey.com – March 10th

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center hosting annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo & Safe Kids Day May 9

NJ.com – March 10th

Hightstown awarded $275K state grant to improve roads, sidewalks near elementary schools

NJ.com – March 10th

Toni Robbi of East Amwell Environmental Commission discusses trails at recent workshop

NJ.com – March 9th

‘Road Diet’ will enhance safety along Promenade Boulevard in Bridgewater

NJ.com – March 6th

Oakland gets $200,000 school sidewalk grant

NorthJersey.com – March 5th

Police chief asks Mount Laurel council to consider crosswalks

South Jersey Local News – March 5th

Route 130 tops ‘most dangerous’ list for fifth consecutive year

Burlington County Times – March 4th

Grants of $4.8M to fund projects in Bergen, Passaic Counties

NorthJersey.com – March 3rd

Sussex Turnpike improvements set to start

New Jersey Hills – March 3rd

$332,000 grant will improve kids’ walk to school

Randolph Reporter – March 3rd

First phase of 13-mile Kinkora rail trail project to link Mansfield, Springfield

NJ.com – March 2nd

NJBWC’s Cyndy Steiner on biking and walking communities

Dover Post – March 2nd

Pedestrian safety must start from ground up

NorthJersey.com – March 1st

Pascrell announces federal transportation grants to Bergen, Passaic Counties

The Bergen Dispatch – February 26th

 

Crash Report

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Millburn

NorthJersey.com – March 12th

Child hit by car in Little Ferry amid rash of pedestrian incidents

NorthJersey.com – March 12th

Route 22 East pedestrian accident in New Jersey temporarily closes all lanes

Lehigh Valley Live – March 11th

NYC man killed in hit-and-run while walking to work in Newark, authorities say

NJ.com – March 10th

Pedestrian fatally struck by car driven by employee of Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

NorthJersey.com – March 10th

Pedestrian struck by street sign in Lyndhurst

NorthJersey.com – March 10th

Hamilton police trying to identify pedestrian struck, killed by car on Nottingham Way

NJ.com – March 10th

2 bicyclists struck by car in Paramus

News 12 New Jersey – March 8th

Veteran Somerville firefighter killed in hit-and-run outside fire house

NJ.com – March 8th

Suspect wanted for pedestrian hit-and-run

Shore News Network – March 8th

Man killed in Toms River hit-and-run

News 12 New Jersey – March 7th

Woman, 73, hurt in Bergenfield hit-and-run, police say

NJ.com – March 5th

Video shows New Jersey police car hit woman crossing the street

The Times Herald – March 3rd

64-year-old man left in critical condition after Millville hit-and-run incident, police say

NJ.com – March 3rd

Dover woman struck and killed by truck while walking home from church, authorities say

NJ.com – March 2nd

 

Opinion

It’s no fun dodging speeders on Paxson Avenue

NJ.com – March 10th

Interstates in U.S. dangerous for pedestrians, AAA study notes

Kansas City Star – March 5th

 

National

Bike mechanics emerge as key component of CitiBike’s equity effort

People for Bikes – March 11th

Meet this year’s heroes of the national biking and walking movement

Bike Walk Alliance – March 11th

Family of bicyclist, retired Millard West teacher killed by driver files tort claim against county

Omaha.com – March 10th

12 illuminating facts about race, ethnicity, income, and bicycling

Streetsblog.org – March 10th

Nearly 100 pedestrians killed on Connecticut roads between 2011-2013

New London Patch – March 5th

CitiBike expansion will serve more public housing locations

People for Bikes – March 5th

NYC to spend $250 million to make dangerous streets safer

New Jersey Herald – March 4th

Survey: 100 million Americans bike each year, but few make it a habit

Streetsblog.org – March 4th

Social Bicycles

Washburn Review – March 4th

Toward a simple and universal law of pedestrian behavior

Citylab.com – March 3rd

Pedestrian countdown timers a boon for drivers too

Chicago Tribune – March 3rd

Six ideas for building cycling culture from the World Bicycle Forum

The City Fix – March 2nd

Measuring how America rides

People for Bikes – March 2nd

Distracted walking? Thanks to cellphones, that’s now a thing

NJ.com – February 28th

Safety in numbers: Biking is safest in nations with the most people on bikes

Streetsblog.org – February 27th

Boston, Columbus, Detroit, Indy, Minneapolis, Houston, Denver & Seattle all unveil protected lanes

People for Bikes – February 27th

 

Video

National Bike Summit 2015: Talking “bikes plus”

Streetfilms.org – March 11th

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