On Sunday, April 24, 2016, New Brunswick will hold the first of four Ciclovía events this year. The New Brunswick Ciclovía opens the city’s streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic to encourage active modes of transportation, community engagement, and healthy living. Pedestrians will be free to run, bike, walk, skate, dance, or amble the Ciclovía … Continue reading Ciclovia Returns to New Brunswick for its 4th Year
In August 2015, representatives from the NJBPRC hosted a Bicycling Workshop for international students.
In New Brunswick, September means the arrival of thousands of new and returning students beginning a new year of their college education. However, before the Labor Day weekend, when SUVs and minivans congregate on New Brunswick streets, international students are asked to arrive early and take part in a weeklong orientation. Last Thursday (August 28), … Continue reading Rutgers International Student Orientation: Bicycle Safety Workshop
Over the past few years, third-generation bicycle share programs have increased in popularity across U.S. cities, mimicking a trend started in Europe a decade ago. They are identified as systems that allow people to borrow bikes to get from one location to another without having to return the bicycle to its original location. As the … Continue reading Bike Shares
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
Hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, the 2013 Complete Streets Summit was held on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University on October 21, 2013. A variety of Complete Streets related … Continue reading Coverage of the 2013 Complete Streets Summit
On Monday October 21st, 300 elected officials, planners, and engineers from throughout New Jersey assembled in New Brunswick for the 2013 Complete Streets Summit. The Summit – hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American … Continue reading 2013 NJ Complete Streets Summit
Rutgers University is ranked “among the nation’s top 5 higher education institutions for commitment to diversity." The university has more than 3,300 international students from 125 nations around the world. Moving to a new country can be challenging and intimidating, but Rutgers offers extensive support for international students to try and make the transition as comfortable as possible. This includes the six-day International Student Orientation, a mandatory conference-like program with a flexible schedule of workshops. Orientation took place from August 27 to September 1, and the BPRC’s New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) were excited to be invited by Rutgers to host a bicycle workshop.
Throughout New Jersey, bicycle use is increasing. Local communities, and now Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey are establishing programs and policies that are encouraging alternatives to driving. Although these programs are not a direct result of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Complete Street’s Policy, they are providing the policy with a solid … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Rutgers University Bike Rental Pilot Program