Rise of Mall Walking Programs in New Jersey

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Active Commutes: Healthy Lifestyles

As the most urbanized state in the United States, New Jersey is not a stranger to long commutes. Here, as the saying goes, distance is measured in time rather than miles. And while New Jersey residents are familiar to long commutes, research shows they could be detrimental to health. Extensive research looking at commute-related stress … Continue reading Active Commutes: Healthy Lifestyles

Federal Highway Administration Launches Bicycle Safety Guide

The Federal Highway Administration recently launched a new website guide for transportation professionals entitled “null”. The website is part of an initiative announced in September to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities on American roads. The initiative aims to addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety, and data collection, with the Bikesafe … Continue reading Federal Highway Administration Launches Bicycle Safety Guide

New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

Today marks the release of the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center final report for the “New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation,” a project funded under the Together North Jersey Local Government Capacity Grant Program. The report documents and evaluates the overall success and effectiveness of New Brunswick’s first Ciclovia, held on October 6, 2013. A Ciclovia is … Continue reading New Brunswick Ciclovia Evaluation report released!

Bicycle Tourism

Over the past ten years, bicycling has gained a wave of popularity in the United States. It serves as exercise, a quick way to travel, and also as a source of leisurely fun. More and more communities are viewing bicycling amenities as an asset and taking the steps to make bicycle friendly environments. Municipalities making … Continue reading Bicycle Tourism

New Brunswick holds another successful Ciclovía

It is not every day you see a young child riding a tricycle down the centerline of a normally crowded street. Yet on Saturday, July 12, 2014, that was a common sight in New Brunswick. Residents are quickly becoming familiar with activities like these taking place on New Brunswick streets, including pickup soccer games, chalk … Continue reading New Brunswick holds another successful Ciclovía

Aging in Urban Centers

As baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – continue to age, their influence on the development of the urban landscape will remain significant, due to both the size of the age cohort and the unique needs of an aging population. New Jersey, currently ranked 11th in the nation in overall adult population … Continue reading Aging in Urban Centers

Public Lecture with Guillermo Penalosa and John Pucher

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC)  is proud to present a free public lecture by Guillermo Penalosa and John Pucher at the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm.  The lecture is titled "Cycling and Walking for Healthy, Sustainable and Socially Just Cities" and will be … Continue reading Public Lecture with Guillermo Penalosa and John Pucher

Bicycling, Walking and Public Health in New Jersey

National Trends Across the nation, cities are investing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to promote active transportation options. Recent expansions of bike share programs, street improvement projects, and investment in recreational paths and trails are a few exciting changes which not only provide improved day-to-day transportation options, but also fun and easy ways to improve … Continue reading Bicycling, Walking and Public Health in New Jersey