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Posts Tagged ‘Vehicle ownership’

Many Roads in New Jersey are “Dangerous by Design” for Pedestrians

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

There have been 1,514 pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey between 2000 and 2009. The majority of these deaths occurred on suburban arterial roads where wide lanes and high speeds, along with little or no provision for pedestrians and bikers, create an inherent danger for anyone looking to get around without a car.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The United States of Autocomplete. Source:
We’re a few months late on this — it’s already been covered ably by numerous other blogs – but the New Jersey angle is interesting enough to warrant a post here. (As an aside: this is a perfect example of something that used to get sent around the New Jersey Future […]

Pete Kasabach Discussing Transit-Oriented Development in Jersey City

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach was featured in a recent video by Streetsfilms focused on transit-oriented development in Jersey City. The video is the first in their MBA: Moving Beyond the Automobile series, and also features friends of New Jersey Future Kate Slevin (Tri-State Transportation Campaign), Vivian Baker (NJ Transit) and Bob Cotter (Jersey […]

BREAKING NEWS: Young People Don’t Want to Live Where Their Parents Did

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The cast of CBS's How I Met Your Mother, TV's consummate young urban professionals. Source:
This is the message that came out of the National Homebuilders Association annual meeting in Orlando, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the article, young people (born between 1980 and 2000, roughly) are eschewing the suburban cul-de-sacs where they were […]

NJ Cities Dominate the Car-Free List – But for the Right Reasons?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Light Rail in Newark. Source: FTA
Streetsblog Capitol Hill takes a look at how to encourage less car ownership — and links to a Wikipedia page listing the cities with the greatest percentages of zero-car households.  All of New Jersey’s cities of more than 100,000 population make the list:  Newark and Jersey City appear in the […]

Should we be happy or sad about fewer people on the road?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

photo by author
A couple of news items over the last few days have combined to serve as a good reminder that owning and driving a car is a means to an end, not an end in itself.  Driving (at least non-recreational travel) is what economists call a “derived good” – something people consume not because […]

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