Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quick Release Bill Hearing on Thursday

It's the bill that never dies. No need to explain it, just type in "quick release" in the search box.

Bicycle Quick Release Bill Hearing A1251 - June 4th, 2009
10:00 AM Committee Room 14, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

If you can make it I would suggest that you attend and provide testimony asking for a total rewrite of this bill. Read through it and check out lines 40-42.

Bicycle Advocate John Waltz has suggested this change for lines 40-42:
exclude/exempt all adult bikes with wheel diameters 20 inches and larger and specialty adult bikes with wheel diameters 20 inches and smaller.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wake Me Up - Am I Really In New Jersey?

Ocean City NJ - So let me get this straight. There is a place in New Jersey where people a) live on a bicycle boulevard and b) paint murals in the street?

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Sunnyside Piazza in Portland Oregon

The famous flower in the street at SE 33rd and Yamhill in Portland Oregon was the inspiration for a street mural recently completed on New Jersey's first bicycle boulevard Haven Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.

These strategies which have taken hold in a progressive resort community can also be applied to inner city streets. Imagine if Camden or Newark decided to make their streets seem friendlier with bicycle boulevards and street murals.