“Designing streets that function as great places is more than just a “nice” thing to do. As Peter Kageyama, founder of the Creative Cities Summit, explains: “No longer is it sufficient to build places that are merely functional and safe. Our placemaking aspirations must be as high and as grand as our economic goals because they are bound together.”
ROAD PAVING PROJECT BEGINS IN ASBURY PARK’S SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
City-wide paving project will be accomplished without tax increase or bonding
Go to the Join the Movement tab on the Home page and support APCSC to learn more about how you can support our efforts, and how to advocate for street safety on the pending pavement projects.
Our Transportation Manager has already had many successes, among them the bike corral on Cookman; bollards (NJ State Law “Yield to Pedestrians” signs); and the city received the NJDOT technical assistance grant to create a bike/pedestrian safety plan.
Continuing the conversation about Back-In Angled Parking
Many jurisdictions, particularly those working to safely accommodate bicycle travel have begun to utilize another form of angled parking: “back-in” angled parking, also known as “head-out” angled parking or “reverse” angle parking. Evidence is mounting that back-in angled parking has some significant advantages, not just for bicycle traffic, but for automobile traffic as well.
NJDOT requested a summary of the efficacy of back-in angled parking, to have available as communities consider this as an alternative to traditional front-in angled parking. This memorandum explores the pros and cons of back-in angled parking and documents the findings of studies regarding back-in angled parking.
APCSC RBA Back in angled parking summary 2
NYPD Back-in angled parking
How your suburb can make you thinner
Inside the new movement to engineer healthier lives for Americans by rethinking the places they live.
Infrastructure and tech innovations that could make cycling (and cities) safer for all of us
“Lightweight, flexible, and connected is the mode of the future. Here’s what we hope to see on more of tomorrow’s streets.
Autonomous vehicles and mass transit are part of that, but so are bikes, which could be “the glue between modes,” says futurist Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.”
Back-in angle parking: what is it, and when and where is it most effective?
Detailed information from the Federal Highway Administration:
The power of community, in this case the immigrant community to communicate the need for streets safe for bikes, strollers and pedestrians. They won!
“Believe me, I felt my heart was pounding, but this time it was out of joy! I was jumping for joy, that after everything we’d gone through, it was finally going to happen. And now I’ve seen them working on the bike lane, they’ve been marking the lines on the pavement.
Cristína González: We have to thank Mayor De Blasio. It seems like he heard us, and we are grateful for that, because when we went to the community board meeting, there were a lot of people against the bike lane. But sometimes when you talk directly to the big shot, things happen.”
With the exception of several important outliers, American cities today are built around the thing that once promised ultimate freedom and mobility, but that wound up decimating so many of our longstanding assumptions about cities’ essential role— the automobile. This change has helped to give rise to a national situation marked by isolation, poor health, and limited opportunity for those who can’t or who don’t want to drive, as well as negative financial impacts on our communities.
It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine any of Asbury Park Streets as a pedestrian plaza…is it? And using parking meter money to pay for it? What do you think about it?
Downtown Hartford Marries Parking Meter Reform With Car-Free Streets