Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian

Supporting Access to Transit and Active Transportation to Promote Equity and Sustainability

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Creating opportunities for more people to walk, bike, and take public transit is a critical element of growing and developing smarter. As we improve infrastructure and programs to accomplish this goal, we must make sure that we are improving access for everyone, especially those who have traditionally been, and continue to be, excluded or made to feel less safe in these spaces.

Walking and Biking Are Transportation Too

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Local officials, engineers, and transportation planners must start designing streets to convey the message that streets are places where people come first, and vehicles are secondary. “Transit-oriented development” is ultimately about pedestrian-oriented development, since everyone is a pedestrian once they step off the bus, train, or subway.

Hoboken’s Focus on Vision Zero Makes Streets Safe for Everyone

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Hoboken’s laudable achievement is the result of a deliberate and sustained effort, the centerpiece of which is the redesign of a 16-block stretch of Washington Street, the city’s main commercial thoroughfare.

With the Parks Closed, Now is the Time to Open the Streets

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Now is the perfect time for cities to experiment with complete streets practices such as protected bike lanes, trails, and greenways  that prioritize pedestrians and cyclists to keep our streets safe for everyone. 

New Jersey’s Approval Rate Sinking With Young Adults

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The latest Monmouth Poll Garden State Quality of Life Index shows continuing and growing dissatisfaction among young adults. Census data offer some insights into why.

What Kinds of Places Are Attracting New Jersey’s Out-migrating Millennials?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Analysis of county-to-county migration data shows New Jersey’s out-migrating Millennials are drawn to walkable, mixed-use, transit-accessible population centers. Out-migrants of older generations, by contrast, are more drawn to the outlying parts of metropolitan areas.

New Jersey Becoming Less Dangerous for Pedestrians, but Still Work To Do

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Smart Growth America’s new report on pedestrian fatalities shows New Jersey isn’t the most dangerous place to walk, but there is still work to do to make it safer.

A Better Way To Plan for Traffic Effects of New Development

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

San Jose, California, is using a vehicle-miles-traveled score as a more accurate way than the traditional level-of-service analysis to assess the effectiveness of various traffic mitigation initiatives developers might employ.

New Jersey Future Releases Action Plan for Trenton Transit Center Area

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Trenton Transit Center Strategic Action Plan, prepared by New Jersey Future for the economic-development organization Greater Trenton in partnership with architecture and planning firm Clarke Caton Hintz, lays out strategies and implementation tactics for transforming the station area into a vibrant and dynamic district.

DOT Offers Help in Applying for Federal Transportation Grants

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The NJDOT is offering expert help in preparing applications for Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grants.

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