Bike-Share Still Has a Race Problem

Charles Brown, a transportation expert at Rutgers University, says that one reason the programs have struggled to reach minorities is that minority groups have different traditions, languages and cultures but seem to be treated as one large entity by bike-share programs. “Part of the problem is bike-share companies don’t see individuals,” Brown says. “They haven’t […]

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Penalosa and Pucher to discuss cycling, walking for sustainable cities, October 4

The Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center will present a discussion, Cycling and Walking for Healthy, Sustainable and Socially Just Cities, with internationally-recognized bicycling experts Guillermo ‘Gil’ Penalosa, Executive Director of the Canadian non-profit organization 8-80 Cities, and John Pucher, professor of urban planning at the Bloustein School on Friday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. It will be held […]

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John Pucher on “Building a bicycling renaissance in Seattle”

In this weekend’s Seattle Times, EJB’s John Pucher discusses Seattle’s decline in bicycling. Once the vanguard of bicycling in North America with one of the highest commuting rates of any major city, Seattle has fallen greatly behind in the last two decades due to a lack  of neighborhood greenways and poorly designed bike lanes. http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2021383676_johnpucheroped14xml.html  

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Pucher sees Vancouver as a continental leader in cycling

Rutgers University professor John Pucher’s eyes light up when talking about the increasing popularity of cycling among North American commuters. The 62-year-old author and civic transportation expert has studied commuting infrastructure in cities around the world and was in Vancouver this past weekend giving a lecture at SFU’s Vancouver campus. Pucher travels the globe, constantly […]

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Rutgers/CUNY team awarded honorable mention in ULI Hines Student Design Competition

A team comprised of four Rutgers University and one City University of New York/Baruch College graduate students received an Honorable Mention for Context Analysis award as part of the 2013 Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competi­tion. The five team members included: Chris Kok, Bloustein School (Master of City and Regional Planning 2013); […]

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Together North Jersey to hold final presentation of design concept for Asbury Park/Bradley Beach/Neptune corridor

“Connecting Community Corridors,” a joint effort of Together North Jersey, Monmouth County, the city of Asbury Park, Borough of Bradley Beach, Neptune Township and Interfaith Neighbors to initiate constructive dialogue among residents and stakeholders in the communities along Main Street, Memorial Drive, and the Asbury Park and Bradley Beach rail stations, will host a final presentation of […]

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Pucher discusses “cycling for everyone” before overflow crowd at UNC Chapel Hill

This semester John Pucher is a visiting professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of City & Regional Planning. He recently gave an enthusiastic and passionate talk “Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America” expressing his views on “cycling for everyone” before an overflow crowd, and will be giving a repeat […]

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