Bike share equity in Boston, a work in progress

“The absolute first step in having an equitable bike-share system is that there has to be access to the system. So there has to be bike-share stations in underserved communities,” McNeil added. Rutgers professor and transportation researcher Charles T. Brown agrees, adding that even after a city begins adding bike-share equipment, more work is needed […]

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‘Children At Play’ Are Stupid and Dangerous for Suburban Kids there is more

“Crossing signs give you a clear indication of exactly where you should be looking,” LaMondia says. “But with Children At Play signs, you’re always supposed to be watching for children in the roadway. How are you supposed to change your behavior?” That’s the question many scientists and planners are asking on a broader level. What […]

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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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VTC’s Charles Brown nominated for 2017 L.A. Streetsies Advocate of the Year

Charles Brown, Senior Research Specialist with the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, has been nominated for the StreetsBlog Los Angeles “2017 L.A. Streetsies: Advocate of the Year” award. Voting is now open and runs through noon on January 10, 2018.  The award is called the Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy, named for Deborah Murphy […]

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APA-NJ recognizes Stuart Meck, West Orange Walking & Cycling graduate studio with outstanding planning awards

On Friday, January 29 the American Planning Association- New Jersey chapter recognized planning initiatives, built projects, individuals and organizations that are at the forefront of planning and design at the APA-NJ Annual Planning Conference Awards Luncheon. Bloustein School Associate Research Professor Stuart Meck was selected as the recipient of the Budd Chavooshian Award for Outstanding […]

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Did ticket blitz affect pedestrian behavior in NJ?

Charles Brown, senior research specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers and project manager of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, said while distracted driving and distracted walking have emerged as large problems thaqt need to be addressed, basic engineering fixes can save lives. Asbury Park Press, March 21

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