[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
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

Northfield cuts crossing guards, but avoids laying off police
The Press of Atlantic City • Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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

Data Shows That NJ Must Maintain Focus on Pedestrian Deaths
Mobilizing the Region • Thursday, April 8, 2010

Injured crossing guard is recovering (still in hospital)
Verona-Cedar Grove Times • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Middletown intersection improvements dedicated
Asbury Park Press • Thursday, April 1, 2010
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

News Special: Stop and Stay Stopped for Pedestrians

Link: Pedestrian Safety (*Updated Webpage*)
Division of Highway Traffic Safety

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

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

Stop for pedestrians or get a ticket starting today
(with photo from Cherry Hill press event)
Courier-Post • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reducing deadly pedestrian accidents is goal of revised N.J. traffic law
The Star-Ledger • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Parsippany police chief: Crosswalk crackdown a good thing
Daily Record • Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Complete stop for pedestrians in crosswalk
NBC 40 WMGM TV News • Thursday, April 1, 2010

New NJ pedestrian law enforcement starts April 1 (many comments)
AP via The Record • Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Millburn wants state to pay for new pedestrian signs
Independent Press • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Column: Jim Six - Takin' it to the streets
Gloucester County Times • Thursday, April 1, 2010

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

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

Editorial Headlines on the New Pedestrian Safety Law

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

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

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

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

Yielding on Yield
How We Drive • Monday, April 5, 2010

Cheers and Jeers (see first one)
Daily Record • Saturday, April 3, 2010

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


Letter: Walking can lead to fiscal stability
The Record • Friday, April 2, 2010

News Special:
Courtesy Busing on Chopping Block Part 2

Parsippany schools would lose 25 teachers, all courtesy busing
Daily Record • Thursday, April 1, 2010

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

Freehold Township approves $68M school budget
Asbury Park Press • Friday, April 2, 2010

Hamilton schools unveil cutbacks
The Times of Trenton • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Boonton Twp. schools plan fees of $150 per student, per sport
Daily Record • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Washington Township school staffers OK freeze
The Gloucester County Times • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Woodbridge school cuts would have ripple effect on families, businesses
The Home News Tribune • Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Preliminary budget will push taxes up
Aim Jefferson • Friday, April 2, 2010

Branchburg school board approves budget with job losses and tax increase
The Messenger-Gazette • Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fifty-two will lose jobs under Pleasantville school budget
The Press of Atlantic City • Friday, April 2, 2010

Beyond New Jersey

Kids traffic safety curriculum goes open source
BikePortland • Thursday, March 25, 2010
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

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

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


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