I don't normally cover stuff that other blogs are writing. I figure most of you will read it on your own and look to WalkBikeJersey for original and Jersey only content. However, this time I must make an exception.
Streetsblog has done an excellent interview with Dan Burden, one of the "wise old men" of the bicycle and pedestrian cause. In the interview Dan talks about the new book from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) called Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach. The interview is long but full of incredibly insightful information that anyone working to make New Jersey's streets a safer and more convenient to walk and bike should know about.
The book looks like a must have for any bike/ped advocate or street designer but it will cost you up to $37.50. Oh wait! You can download it for free too!