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  • Helping NJ Drive Less: The Need to Dedicate Funding to Transit and Safe Streets

    Helping NJ Drive Less: The Need to Dedicate Funding to Transit and Safe Streets

    January 31, 2023 : 0 comments

    Electric vehicles are great, but they won’t reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector fast enough, nor will they do anything to alleviate congestion. This past October, the United Nations published the Emissions Gap Report 2022, declaring that an important action for the transportation sector is to “integrate land use and transportation planning to prioritize public transit over private automobiles.”

  • Transit-Oriented Development is Pedestrian-Oriented Development

    Transit-Oriented Development is Pedestrian-Oriented Development

    January 30, 2023 : 0 comments

    Despite being the most densely populated state in the country with dozens of train station towns, New Jersey is not a safe place for pedestrians of any age. In our effort to reduce car dependency, increase pedestrian safety, and encourage placemaking that serves the public, NJ ended 2022 with several announcements designating funds for advancing pedestrian and bicycle safety and transit-oriented development (TOD), indicating that the administration recognizes the importance of creating and fostering transportation options besides driving.

 

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