Monday, December 28, 2009

This Week in NJ Bike/Ped News

Headlines

Freehold sets rules for parking bicycles
(acknowledges that there might not be enough legal bicycle parking)
Asbury Park Press • Monday, December 21, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yamb33o

(Scudder Falls) Bridge project would take a toll
(currently plans include bike/ped access)
The Times of Trenton • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yfvgqnq
&

Scudder Falls Bridge I-95 Meetings - Last Chance to Push for the Bridge Path
Philadelphia Bicycle News • Friday, December 18, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ya7ovv2

In Copenhagen They Plow the Bike Lanes First… (See Movie: 36sec)
Philadelphia Bicycle News • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yjk6b98 & on Streetsblog http://tinyurl.com/yglu9fe

Council on the edge over sidewalks
Suburban Trends • Wednesday, December 16, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y8tmnnx


NJ Bike/Ped News

USDA grant will aid residents of revitalized Harvest Point in Salem
Today’s Sunbeam • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ydfuppt

Activists take on clogged roads
Courier-Post • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yb24op7

Woodbine receives $325,000 grant for bike path
The Press of Atlantic City • Wednesday, December 23, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yfza4qw

Woodbine recieves $500,000 state grant
The Press of Atlantic City • Monday, December 21, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yldb78d

Woodbine receives grant for town center
The Press of Atlantic City • Wednesday, December 23, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ydgpajm

Summit takes safety steps for Mountain Avenue
Independent Press • Friday, December 18, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ygjdrak

Speed humps in Millburn are a last resort
Independent Press • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ybm27yu

Waldwick downtown gets second phase of makeover
Waldwick Suburban News • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yaxezkb

Streetscape: Opportunity or waste?
Belleville Times • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yc8cje8

Group revisits idea of Boonton Line trail (not previously reported)
Glen Ridge Voice • Thursday, December 3, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ybpuhx8

Environmental Commission seeking money for trail signage
(not previously reported)
Suburban Trends • Wednesday, December 2, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ybgp588

Walk of fame looking for different home in East Orange
(during streetscape project)
The Star-Ledger • Saturday, December 19, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yhj6jby

Chatham makes a game of townwide wellness
Independent Press • Saturday, December 19, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y93ucor

Press Release: State Follows Montclair's Lead: Adopts Complete Streets Policy
Montclair Township • (no date)
http://tinyurl.com/ykfbv4o

Committee striving to bring new business to Bordentown
The Times of Trenton • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yckulj3

A year in Somerville redevelopment
Somerset Reporter • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yjxtclo


Crash Report

Crossing guard struck by car in Red Bank (not previously reported)
Asbury Park Press • Wednesday, December 9, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yaltdlj

Storm blamed in woman's death, many injuries in southern New Jersey
The Press of Atlantic City • Wednesday, December 23, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yaay4gx

Police looking for black Ford in Parkway hit and run that killed Garfield man
The Star-Ledger • Friday, December 18, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y8jq5no
&

Union Township man arrested in Garden State Parkway hit-and-run crash
The Star-Ledger • Wednesday, December 23, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y88ylfk

Two pedestrians hit in Toms River in last two days, police say
Asbury Park Press • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y86wlpd

Netcong police seek driver in pedestrian hit-and-run
Daily Record • Saturday, December 19, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yeaygjd

Assistant prosecutor hits pedestrian with car
Daily Record • Saturday, December 19, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yel2zxz

Pedestrian hit by car in stable condition
Bloomfield Life • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yafcygj

Driver flees from Long Hill accident that killed dog (injures jogger)
The Star-Ledger • Wednesday, December 23, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yg3k8rv

Police charged a 40-year-old woman with trying to run her husband over
The Jersey Journal • Friday, December 18, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yauexxj

Follow-up: Police ID pedestrian struck in Lakewood
Asbury Park Press • Friday, December 18, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ydp89ku


Opinion

Op-Ed: NJ Complete Streets: Victory or Empty Rhetoric?
Mobilizing the Region • Monday, December 21, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y8wwvs6

Opinion special Follow-up: Logic Prevails in Chatham Bicycle Brew-Ha-Ha
More follow-up to these two original letters calling for bikes to be banned.
http://tinyurl.com/yzp252d & http://tinyurl.com/ylq8dch

Patience is key to road safety
Independent Press • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yk3zljo

Drivers (and bikers) have rules
Independent Press • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ygog4rz

A little caution goes a long way
Independent Press • Thursday, December 17, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y8oq384


Special Section: Bikes and Transit

How much do you know about bikes and public transportation?
League of American Bicyclists Blog • Monday, December 21, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/yaqmy68

Report: Integrating Bicycling and Public Transport in North America
(By Rutgers’ own John Pucher and Ralph Buehler, formally at RU)
Journal of Public Transportation • Vol. 12, No. 3, 2009
(See link below in “Interesting Links / Reports”)

Report: A Review and Critique of NJ TRANSIT Bicycle Access Policies
(previously reported but relevant to special section)
http://tinyurl.com/yhcq2hh

Interesting Links / Reports

Webinar (Free!): Selection of Pedestrian Treatments at Unsignalized Crossings
PBIC • Thursday, January 21, 2010 (2:00PM - 3:00PM EST)
http://tinyurl.com/yegkdp9

Report: Integrating Bicycling and Public Transport in North America
(By Rutgers’ own John Pucher and Ralph Buehler, formally at RU)
Journal of Public Transportation • Vol. 12, No. 3, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/ycj9dn3

Collisions involving pedal cyclists on Britain's roads: establishing the
causes
(require free registration to access full report)
Transport Research Laboratory (U.K.) • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y8ro4vb

Report - Bicycle Priority Lanes: Shared Lane Treatment for Low-Stress Cycling
Peter G. Furth, Northeastern University • July 24, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/y87jylh

Link: Members of the Congressional Bike Caucus (NJ has 5)
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
http://tinyurl.com/y9y94hy

66 Articles / Links compiled by the Voorhees Transportation Center.

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