[NJ_SRTS] Safe Routes to School News Digest

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Mon Apr 12 14:58:51 EDT 2010


New Jersey SRTS News

N.J. drivers must make full stop for pedestrians or face hefty fines
AP via The Star-Ledger • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yf8b4ez
More coverage in special section below

Barnegat to bond $500,000 for sidewalks
“Install 7,000 feet of sidewalks in part to help with school 
transportation costs”
Asbury Park Press • Thursday, April 8, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yl6qdvl

Northfield cuts crossing guards, but avoids laying off police
The Press of Atlantic City • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yd5bfll

Q.&A.: Transportation Secretary on Biking, Walking and ‘What Americans Want’
The New York Times • Monday, April 5, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ye5rs57 & http://tinyurl.com/ydk8luq

Somerville to extend greenway
Courier News • Saturday, April 3, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ydetffw

Data Shows That NJ Must Maintain Focus on Pedestrian Deaths
Mobilizing the Region • Thursday, April 8, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yfkyvsn

Injured crossing guard is recovering (still in hospital)
Verona-Cedar Grove Times • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yba7a2e

Middletown intersection improvements dedicated
Asbury Park Press • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yfpzlsr
Google aerial of intersection: http://tinyurl.com/ykh9g9v

Lacey school bus in accident; 20 pupils taken to hospital as precaution
Asbury Park Press • Monday, April 5, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y9d63h6

News Special: Stop and Stay Stopped for Pedestrians

Link: Pedestrian Safety (*Updated Webpage*)
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/pedestrian.html

Yielding is no longer enough at NJ crosswalks
(Quotes VTC’s Ranjit Walia and Tri-State’s Zoe Baldwin)
Asbury Park Press • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yftr2o5

Police to start enforcing tougher pedestrian crosswalk law today;
drivers required to come to complete stop
The Press of Atlantic City • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yhl2rv4

Stop for pedestrians or get a ticket starting today
(with photo from Cherry Hill press event)
Courier-Post • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ybefn34

Reducing deadly pedestrian accidents is goal of revised N.J. traffic law
The Star-Ledger • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yatpg4z

Parsippany police chief: Crosswalk crackdown a good thing
Daily Record • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ykznmf4

Complete stop for pedestrians in crosswalk
NBC 40 WMGM TV News • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yf25uf3

New NJ pedestrian law enforcement starts April 1 (many comments)
AP via The Record • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y9rwjtz

Millburn wants state to pay for new pedestrian signs
Independent Press • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ycod9nl

Column: Jim Six - Takin' it to the streets
Gloucester County Times • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yjayd9z

Your comments: New N.J. fines for not stopping at pedestrian crossings
The Star-Ledger • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ydlmo5h

Road Warrior: Must ALL N.J. drivers under 21 display teen decals?
(See 2nd question about new stop for peds law, 3rd question too)
The Record • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yegxr67


Editorial Headlines on the New Pedestrian Safety Law

Editorial: N.J.'s pedestrian law should be enforced
The Star-Ledger • Saturday, April 3, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yljytvh

Editorial: Pedestrian safety / Will new law help?
The Press of Atlantic City • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y9x7q93

Editorial: New pedestrian crossing law is important step
“Generations of New Jerseyans have gone through driver education courses 
without ever hearing that they were required to stop and yield to 
pedestrians in officially marked crosswalks.”
The Daily Journal • Saturday, April 3, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yc437sx

Road Warrior: Must N.J. drivers now stop for jaywalkers, too?
The Record • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yao4huy

Yielding on Yield
How We Drive • Monday, April 5, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yjws43x

Cheers and Jeers (see first one)
Daily Record • Saturday, April 3, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y8jehtv

Hit and Misses: HIT - A full stop for Jersey drivers at crosswalks
(3rd down)
The Times of Trenton • Saturday, April 3, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yczploz


Opinion

Letter: Walking can lead to fiscal stability
The Record • Friday, April 2, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y936q6k

News Special:
Courtesy Busing on Chopping Block Part 2

Parsippany schools would lose 25 teachers, all courtesy busing
Daily Record • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ydalt76

Hunterdon Central High staff OKs wage freeze for next school year
“students whose routes to school are lined by sidewalks and are within
1.5 miles of the school wouldn't get a bus seat.”
Hunterdon County Democrat • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yjkndqh

Freehold Township approves $68M school budget
Asbury Park Press • Friday, April 2, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ygc4fv8

Hamilton schools unveil cutbacks
The Times of Trenton • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yl3cwvj

Boonton Twp. schools plan fees of $150 per student, per sport
Daily Record • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y9syz5p

Washington Township school staffers OK freeze
The Gloucester County Times • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ygw3vhj

Woodbridge school cuts would have ripple effect on families, businesses
The Home News Tribune • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yjnn7qk

Preliminary budget will push taxes up
Aim Jefferson • Friday, April 2, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y9zmtnh

Branchburg school board approves budget with job losses and tax increase
The Messenger-Gazette • Thursday, April 1, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/yl42rkc

Fifty-two will lose jobs under Pleasantville school budget
The Press of Atlantic City • Friday, April 2, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/ykmcsgk


Beyond New Jersey

Kids traffic safety curriculum goes open source
BikePortland • Thursday, March 25, 2010
http://tinyurl.com/y8epg9u
Link to Curriculum: http://tinyurl.com/y9azk2b

Interesting Links / Reports

Free Webinar: Impact of the New MUTCD on Pedestrians and Bicyclists
PBIC • Thursday, April 15, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
http://tinyurl.com/yk27gj6

Boltage: New name for Freiker
"Making walking and biking to school a way of life"
www.boltage.org


New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Telephone: (732) 932-6812
Fax: (732) 932-3714

http://www.njbikeped.org


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