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Implementing Additional Countermeasures to Achieve Safety Goals

This final article in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Proven Safety Countermeasures series explores additional proven options that can be used to accelerate the achievement of local, State, and National safety goals. Bicycle lanes are an important countermeasure for improving bicyclist safety. As of August, statewide bicyclist fatalities already [...]

December 8th, 2022|

NJ Safe Routes Resource Center: 2022 Year in Review

The NJ Safe Routes Resource Center, supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration, enjoyed many successes during the year, including: Technical Assistance Recognizing 270 schools and municipalities through the NJ Safe Routes Recognition Program in coordination with NJDOT and the [...]

December 6th, 2022|

Proven Safety Countermeasures in School Zones

The ability of children to safely travel to and from their schools is a high priority for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Safety has long been an issue in school zones where buses, personal vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists all share the same space. In particular, child pedestrians [...]

November 18th, 2022|

Applying Proven Safety Countermeasures to NJ Safe Routes to School Projects

Pedestrians and bicyclists now account for 34 percent of all severe and fatal traffic injuries in New Jersey (New Jersey State Police, 2020). The New Jersey State Police report a 9-percent increase in serious injuries in 2020 compared to 2019. Providing safer streets does not depend on just one [...]

October 20th, 2022|

Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety September means “Back to School” throughout New Jersey. As we say goodbye to summer and settle into our Fall routines, we want to help spread the word that now that school is back in session, you will see students, parents, and families walking and bicycling [...]

September 20th, 2022|