The Newark Subway run by New Jersey Transit (NJT) has much potential and is underdeveloped. It started as a replacement for the Morris Canal which was abandoned in the mid 1920’s. At that time, several cities, Newark, Bloomfield, Clifton, and Paterson purchased the canal route to be used for a main line for light rail... Continue Reading →
At the MontclairSAFE Complete Street implementation meeting in Montclair last week I wondered where was Bloomfield Avenue. When there is talk of a revitalization of Bloomfield Township, I wonder, where is South Bloomfield and its connection to Newark and the rest of suburban Essex in the Bloomfield Avenue Complete Streets studies? Between February and August... Continue Reading →
In my mind the perfect world is a world where every child would be able to ride their Green Tricycle up the center of their downtown. A child could ride to preschool, they could ride to the park, they could ride to their best friend’s house, they could ride to the grocery store, they could... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X6PQ94phs On Thursday, March 8 Montclair SAFE and NJDOT held an Open House to discuss Montclair’s Complete Streets implementation plan. The public was invited to make comments about which configurations of Complete Streets they preferred for Montclair. “I like option four, with the bike lane in this location,” said a former member of the Montclair... Continue Reading →
Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to get down certain streets, especially during the daytime? The light turns green and everyone accelerates quickly trying to make the next light. Sure enough, as you approach, the light turns amber and drivers give the pedal an extra pulse to burn through the intersection. Why? Because... Continue Reading →
On Friday, March 3 at approximately 7:45 a.m. in the morning Megan E. Villanella, 34, of Verona and her 30-year-old brother were standing on the sidewalk at Lakeside Avenue and Pease Avenue when they were hit by a person driving a car. When people die in "car accidents" we often think, “Whose fault is this?"... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOo6gfpGrmA&t=2s Bloomfield’s Halcyon Park is a great example of Complete Streets. Complete Streets as defined by Smart Growth America is: Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy... Continue Reading →
Halcyon Park, a community for people.