Local NJ Bike/Ped News Feed for April 25, 2015 – May 15, 2015

By Mike Kublanov

NJ Bike/Ped Headlines

Millions in state aid going to Camden County towns to help fund improvements

NJ.com – May 15th

NJDOT releases new tour route for Columbia Trail as part of Bike Month

NJ.com – May 15th

Passaic Valley towns to get road, electricity and drainage improvements

NorthJersey.com – May 14th

NJ Assembly approves bill dedicating higher fines to pedestrian safety

Burlington County Times – May 14th

NJ’s 5 most common deadly bicycle accidents

Asbury Park Press – May 14th

Hasbrouck Heights gets funds for next phase of streetscape project

NorthJersey.com – May 14th

Traffic light is installed at the Route 4 crossing in Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn
NorthJersey.com – May 14th

Cedar Grove police to host bicycle safety event

Essex County Place – May 14th

Moving in reverse: Monmouth County guts its Complete Streets policy

New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition – May 13th

Chatham Township receives largest grant in New Jersey for Safe Routes

Tap into Chatham – May 12th

Westwood is replacing street trees downtown, fixing sidewalks

NorthJersey.com – May 11th

Maplewood to use grant for upgrades at Clinton

Essex News Daily – May 11th

Walkways add safety… if we’d use them

NorthJersey.com – May 10th

East Windsor: Town wants to be a roll model for bike safety

Windsor-Hights Herald – May 8th

Cycling: Getting back on the bike

NorthJersey.com – May 7th

Chatham wins Safe Routes to School Grant

NJ.com – May 7th

Sea Bright poised to move forward with funds in place

The Hub – May 7th

Initiative boosts pedestrian safety for Millburn students

NorthJersey.com – May 7th

May brings us Bike Month and plenty of NJ cycling events to choose from

NJ.com – May 6th

Bikes take to Boonton’s Main Street, in droves

New Jersey Hills – May 6th

NJ’s Monmouth County: Once a Complete Streets Leader, now a Complete Streets obstructionist

Mobilizing the Region – May 4th

Taming the Bloomfield Avenue Traffic Beast – Red Light Session Video in Montclair Center brings attention to pedestrian safety & downtown arts

The Jersey Tomato Press – May 2nd

Bike to Work Challenge offers many benefits to commuters

New Jersey Herald – May 2nd

Flowering Phillipsburg trees chopped down to make way for new sidewalks

Lehigh Valley Live – April 30th

It’s time for Observer Highway to get a massive makeover

NJ.com – April 30th

Roadway traveled 25,000 times a day could be better, report finds

NJ.com – April 30th

Walkway ‘making strides’

NorthJersey.com – April 30th

Montclair Center covers ‘Uptown Funk’ to raise pedestrian issue awareness

NorthJersey.com – April 30th

Kessler Institute offers 10 tips for safe riding

CentralJersey.com – April 30th

North Plainfield students take part in Safe Routes to School Program

Tap into North Plainfield – April 29th

Trenton Transit Center gets bike repair station for quick fixes

NJ.com – April 29th

Westfield hosts Crossing Guard Recognition Breakfast

NJ.com – April 28th

Ocean City High School debuts new bicycle curriculum

Shore News Today – April 28th

Safety cited in SJ jaywalking crackdowns

Courier-Post – April 27th

Bay Head could be haven for bicyclists, walkers

Asbury Park Press – April 24th

Lake foundation, Roxbury look to spruce up Landing

New Jersey Hills – April 24th

Long Valley man suggests trail expansion

Observer Tribune – April 24th

Traffic light on Broadway to help pedestrians

NorthJersey.com – April 23rd

Major overhaul planned for Sussex Turnpike in Randolph

New Jersey Hills – April 23rd

Waldwick seeking grant to improve path at pond

NorthJersey.com – April 23rd

Crash Report

Driver ticketed after striking pedestrian in Hopewell Borough

NJ.com – May 15th

Man struck and killed on Route 1 in Woodbridge

NJ.com – May 15th

Driver hits pedestrian in Chatham crosswalk

NJ.com – May 11th

Pedestrian hit by car in front of Monroe H.S.

NJ.com – May 9th

In Essex County: Garbage truck kills pedestrian

Newark Patch – May 6th

2 pedestrians killed on New Jersey Turnpike in Secaucus, police say

NJ.com – May 6th

Mount Laurel accident kills pedestrian

Courier-Post.com – May 4th

Pedestrians struck crossing Delsea Drive in Franklin

NJ.com – April 30th

Alexandria pedestrian hit and medevacked

NJ.com – April 30th

Lakehurst teen ‘critical’ after car hits bicycle on Route 37

Manchester Patch – April 28th

Girl struck, seriously injured by bus in Jersey City

My9NJ.com – April 26th

Pedestrian killed on Route 19 in Clifton

NJ.com – April 25th

Pedestrian hospitalized after accident in Lawnside parking lot, report says

NJ.com – April 25th

 

Opinion

Increase in fines for motorists and pedestrians does not guarantee safer streets

NJ.com – May 15th

Capital Bikeshare’s plan to handle the rush hour dock shortage

Streetsblog.org – May 13th

Biking and walking get about as much research funding as chicken trucks

Streetsblog.org – May 12th

Victory for pedestrians

NorthJersey.com – May 7th

State should cultivate a culture of health

Daily Record – April 28th

 

National

The case for building a garden in the middle of the street

Streetsblog.org – May 14th

Research says bike share has a rosy (digital) future

Treeghugger.com – May 13th

The best states for bicycling

CNN – May 11th

Frenchtown launches ‘Street Smart’ pedestrian safety campaign

NJ.com – May 11th

AAA offering tips for bicycle safety on May 14 at AAA Union

NJ.com – May 11th

America’s biggest bike-share operator now makes its own bikes

Streetsblog.org – May 7th

Honolulu’s first protected bike lane cuts sidewalk biking 65 percent

Streetsblog.org – May 7th

Salt Lake City to install nation’s first protected intersection for bicycling

Streetsblog.org – May 6th

Birmingham’s new bike-share will have electric-assist bicycles

NextCity.org – May 4th

SEPTA sustainability report includes cycle-transit plan

Main Line Media News – May 3rd

Bipartisan bill proposes national Complete Streets Policy

Streetsblog.org – May 1st

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is ready to turn the corner

DavisEnterprise.com – May 1st

Absurd “pedestrian safety kit” highlights the perils of walking in America

Streetsblog.org – April 29th

NACTO: If you want bike-share to succeed, put stations close together

Streetsblog.org – April 29th

Study that spurred bike helmet fetish was repudiated by its own authors

Streetsblog.org – April 28th

Walk or bike in downtown Tampa? New Greenway provides shade from Riverwalk to Ybor City

83 Degrees Media – April 28th

Why is it so hard to get across U.S. cities using only bike lanes?

NextCity.org – April 24th

Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles

New Jersey Herald – April 24th

Avoid bikelash by building more bike lanes

Streetsblog.org – April 24th

 

Video

Cruise over Monmouth County roads with Dale Houck as he commutes on his bike from his job in Eatontown to his Red Bank home

Asbury Park Press – May 15th

The Philadelphia bike story

Streetfilms.org – May 11th

Freeways without futures: I-435 in Dallas

Streetfilms.org – May 2nd

 

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