Thursday, February 13, 2014

Action Alert - Trails projects suspended by NJDEP

This action alert was issued by the New Jersey Bike Walk Coalition to save Rec Trails Funding. We at WalkBikeJersey suggest that NJDOT's Local Aid Office would be an excellent steward for this federal transportation funding program.

Nearly $2 million of federal funds that are earmarked for trails projects in New Jersey for 2013 and 2014 have been suspended by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

The $2 million in trail funding comes from the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program (RTP) which is provided for under MAP-21, the nation's current transportation law.

Since the trails program began in 1993, more than $17 million has been awarded to state, county and local government agencies and nonprofits in New Jersey.

The multi-use trail "haul road" at Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Today's Agenda for the NJ Bike Walk Summit

The 4th Annual NJ Bike and Walk Summit is Today February 8th. If you are tweeting during the summit we recommend using the Twitter hashtag #njbikewalk14. Tickets are still available at the door this morning for $65.

The Summit is just a 5-10 minute walk from NJ TRANSIT"s New Brunswick Train Station on the Northeast Corridor Line. This means you can get to the Summit from many places in NJ by bus or train, even from Atlantic City!

Monday, February 03, 2014

NJ Complete Streets Implementation Guide

The NJ Complete Streets Implementation Guide was published to show municipalities how to translate policy into action, how to take a municipal Complete Streets Policy and use it as a roadmap for implementing strategies, procedures, plans, and projects in ways that create networks of safe, multimodal streets that reflect local travel needs, priorities, and community context. The document is buried deep on NJDOT's website so we uploaded it to Scribd for easy access on the web.