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  • 2019 Complete Streets Summit

    Held on September 24, 2019, at Rutgers – New Brunswick, the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit welcomed over 300 guests and 40 speakers. Click on the image to see highlights from that day!



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NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: April 11, 2020 – April 24, 2020

NJ Bike/Ped Newsfeed: April 11, 2020 – April 24, 2020

Our regularly posted News Feed provides you with convenient links on the latest news in the bicycle and pedestrian…

Bicycle & Pedestrian COVID-19 Policy Changes Across the World

Bicycle & Pedestrian COVID-19 Policy Changes Across the World

Around the world, governments have required nonessential businesses to close and have barred citizens from gathering, as necessary precautions…

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

What are “Complete Industrial Streets” and how can they be used to re-incorporate industrial uses back into the fabric of the city?

In order to define what Complete Industrial Streets are, and how they are applied, it becomes important to note…




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Apr
17

Massachusetts to close some park roadways to expand pedestrian, bicycle access

State officials said they would close some segments of three parkways to vehicular traffic in state parks and open it up to pedestrian and bicyclists in an effort to encourage social distancing. The sections of roadways will close to vehicular traffic on Friday at dusk and the Department of Conservation and Recreation said they will evaluate the effectiveness of the measure after the weekend. DCR said it will also reduce parking capacity at state parks statewide starting Saturday, and continue the measure indefinitely.Parkways that will open to pedestrians and cyclists include:William J. Day Boulevard between Farragut Road and Shore Drive in the city of Boston (South Boston)Francis Parkman Drive between Perkins Street and the Arborway in the city of Boston (Jamaica Plain)Greenough Boulevard (Little Greenough) between Arsenal Street and North Beacon Street in WatertownThe state urges people to only visit parks that are close to home, limit excursions to short periods of time and only participate in recreational activities that are transitory in nature, such as walking, jogging and biking.DCR stresses that if a park is crowded, visitors should visit a different location or return at a later date or time.

State officials said they would close some segments of three parkways to vehicular traffic in state parks and open it up to pedestrian and bicyclists in an effort to encourage social distancing.

The sections of roadways will close to vehicular traffic on Friday at dusk and the Department of Conservation and Recreation said they will evaluate the effectiveness of the measure after the weekend.

DCR said it will also reduce parking capacity at state parks statewide starting Saturday, and continue the measure indefinitely.

Parkways that will open to pedestrians and cyclists include:

  • William J. Day Boulevard between Farragut Road and Shore Drive in the city of Boston (South Boston)
  • Francis Parkman Drive between Perkins Street and the Arborway in the city of Boston (Jamaica Plain)
  • Greenough Boulevard (Little Greenough) between Arsenal Street and North Beacon Street in Watertown

The state urges people to only visit parks that are close to home, limit excursions to short periods of time and only participate in recreational activities that are transitory in nature, such as walking, jogging and biking.

DCR stresses that if a park is crowded, visitors should visit a different location or return at a later date or time.

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Apr
10

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by car in Spartanburg County, troopers say

UP IN A FEW MINUTES. GEOFF: THANK YOU. A PEDESTRIAN HAS DIED ONE DAY AFTER THEY WERE HIT BY A CAR IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY. TROOPERS SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON WOOD STREET, JUST OUTSIDE OF SPARTANBURG AROUND 11:30 P.M. MONDAY. THE PEDESTRIAN WAS TAKEN BY EMS TO A HOSPITAL, WHERE THEY DIED TUESDAY. TROOPERS SAY NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN F

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by car in Spartanburg County, troopers say

John Maurice Wesley died Wednesday morning


A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car in Spartanburg County, according to highway patrol troopers.Trooper Joe Hovis says the accident happened on Wood Street, just outside of Spartanburg around 11:30 p.m. Monday.Hovis says a 2012 Nissan was traveling east on Wood Street, when it hit a pedestrian in the roadway.The pedestrian was taken by EMS to Spartanburg Medical Center, and died Wednesday morning. No charges have been filed, according to Hovis.The coroner identified the victim as John Maurice Wesley, 50, of Spartanburg. He died of blunt force trauma.

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car in Spartanburg County, according to highway patrol troopers.

Trooper Joe Hovis says the accident happened on Wood Street, just outside of Spartanburg around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Hovis says a 2012 Nissan was traveling east on Wood Street, when it hit a pedestrian in the roadway.

The pedestrian was taken by EMS to Spartanburg Medical Center, and died Wednesday morning.

No charges have been filed, according to Hovis.

The coroner identified the victim as John Maurice Wesley, 50, of Spartanburg.

He died of blunt force trauma.

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Apr
7

Alaska Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance

(The following article originally appeared on the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition website, Celebrate Sitka Cycling, on May 14, 2012.)

In 2008, Sitka became the first Alaska community to earn a Bicycle Friendly Community award. On Monday, May 14, Sitka became the first Alaska community to earn a renewal of its Bicycle Friendly Community designation.

With Monday’s national announcement to kick off National Bike to Work Week, Sitka maintained its bronze level designation in the Bicycle Friendly Community program run by the League of American Bicyclists. Sitka now is one of three recognized communities in Alaska (Anchorage earned a BFC designation in 2009 and Juneau in 2011, also at the bronze level). There currently are 214 communities in 47 states with Bicycle Friendly Community designations (at the platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels). Sitka’s award is good for four years, expiring in February 2016.

“Sitka is pleased to once again receive recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community and the first city in Alaska to be a repeat recipient,” Sitka Mayor Cheryl Westover said. “Thanks to the many Sitkans who actively support bicycling.”

“This is great news and a great time to thank everyone involved in helping us reach this Sitka Health Summit goal,” said Doug Osborne, who coordinates the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition. “Just the other day, I heard a visitor say how neat it was to see all the people in Sitka who are getting around on bikes. I have to agree, because there so many benefits that come from biking and being a bicycle-friendly town. I’m grateful to everyone who helped us get this designation and the positive national attention that comes with it.”

Sitka first applied for the Bicycle Friendly Community program as one of the community health priority projects chosen during the 2007 Sitka Health Summit, and it was the first project completed. The 2011 Sitka Health Summit supported renewing Sitka’s status as a Bicycle Friendly Community. The 2012 Sitka Health Summit takes place on Oct. 3-6 at a variety of locations around Sitka. Over the past five years, the Sitka Health Summit resulted in high-profile projects such as starting the Sitka Farmers Market, expanding community gardens in Sitka, supporting the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center, bringing local businesses and insurance companies together to promote employee wellness programs, the Choose Respect mural about domestic violence prevention, planting fruit trees in Sitka and the award-winning Fish to Schools project.

“First and foremost, thanks to the bicycle commuters who are now riding to work at almost 10 times the national average,” Osborne said. “Secondly, thanks to the courteous motorists who are sharing the road. And lastly, thanks to all the groups, workplaces, schools, shops and individuals who have made various contributions over the years.”

In the application feedback form provided by the League of American Bicyclists, Sitka received high marks for its number of regular bike commuters (4.9 percent, nearly 10 times the national average and five times the state average), Sitka’s promotion of National Bike Month

Apr
5

ADOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

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Bicyclist Safety Action Plan

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2018 Bicyclist Safety Action Plan Update uses a data-driven approach to assess bicyclist-motorist crashes on the State Highway System (SHS) during the period 2012-2016. The Plan identifies steps, actions, and potential countermeasures that, upon implementation and over time, will measurably reduce bicyclist crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the SHS.

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Development of a Bicyclist & Pedestrian Count Strategy Plan for the AZ State Highway System

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The ADOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Strategy Plan is the first step for ADOT to implement a bicycle and pedestrian count program. The program is designed to support safety assessments, performance measurement, and reporting such as key bicycle and pedestrian indicators and targets established in the ADOT Statewide Bicycle Pedestrian Plan Update.

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Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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The 2017 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan provides a strategic action plan that effectively focuses resources to reduce the greatest number of severe injury and fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes on the Arizona State Highway System.

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U.S. Bicycle Route 90

This east-west Route is 573 miles long and runs along existing state highways, local streets, and shared-use paths. U.S. Bicycle Route 90 connects the State border of New Mexico and the State border of California.


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