Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition
Things you Need to Know
More space in Asbury Park for people to shop, dine, and walk, safely distanced, without risk of motor vehicles. Businesses can serve the public in an open air, pedestrian-friendly environment which has become popular and successful in the US, especially during the pandemic. Open streets, and public, car-free plazas have been a part of thriving cities all over the world. Asbury Park gets it. ReOPEN Asbury Park
Taking Care Of Your Bike
As more and more people are purchasing and riding bikes, this is a great resource for bike maintenance, contributed by a reader (thank you LouAnn!)
Be sure to support your local bike shop! Ours are @asburyparkcyclery and @secondlifebikes
The number of people struck and killed by drivers nationwide while walking increased by an astonishing 45 percent over the last decade (2010-2019).
The four most recent years on record (2016-2019) are the most deadly years for pedestrian deaths since 1990. During this ten-year period, 53,435 people were hit and killed by drivers.
In 2019, the 6,237 people killed is the equivalent of more than 17 people dying per day.
COMPARE THE UNITED STATES TO OTHER COUNTRIES
The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2019 provides an overview of road safety performance for 41 countries. The report outlines the most recent road safety developments there and provides comparative data for the main road safety indicators. It also offers detailed analysis by road user, age group and types of road. It describes the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, the road safety strategies and targets in place and information on recent trends in speeding, drink-driving and other aspects of road user behaviour.
Increase in fatalities of people walking and riding bikes. Decrease in deaths of people inside cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released highwa
SAVE ASBURY’S WATERFRONT
Information about Save Asbury’s Waterfront:
Waterfront Redevelopment Plans:
APTV VIDEO City Council Meeting, 11/8/18:
DANGEROUS BY DESIGN 2019
Between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 49,340 people who were walking on streets all across the United States. That’s more than 13 people per day, or one person every hour and 46 minutes. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing—with no survivors—every single month.
Dangerous by Design 2019 takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic.
WHAT IS AN LPI?
LPIs have been shown to reduce pedestrian-vehicle collisions as much as 60% at treated intersections.
NEW JERSEY BICYCLING MANUAL
CREATIVE APPROACHES TO SAFER STREET DESIGN
To test out creative approaches to safer street design, the National Complete Streets Coalition launched the Safe Streets Academy. We worked with three cities around the country to build skills in safer street design, creative placemaking, and community engagement, then helped the cities put these skills into practice.
WHAT’S THE HARM OF INSTALLING STOP SIGNS?
Do stop signs reduce speeding?
NEW JERSEY 2017 COMPLETE STREETS DESIGN GUIDE
This Guide provides a concise but thorough reference guide for designing streets to meet multimodal and community needs. This Complete Streets toolbox draws on best practices from a variety of national design standards and guidelines (e.g., FHWA, AASHTO, NACTO, etc), emphasizes the role of context and flexibility during the design process, and describes the benefits and applications of numerous design options. Example street typologies illustrate how different treatments can be applied to different contexts throughout New Jersey to create a more Complete Street.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING WALKABLE STREETS
NJBWC: BILL PASSED FOR BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN NJ DRIVER MANUAL
The law requires the state’s driver’s education courses and brochures to emphasize the importance of operating a motor vehicle in a manner that safely shares the roadway with pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, riders of motorized-scooters and other non-motorized vehicles.
PEDESTRIANS FIRST: A NEW TOOL FOR WALKABLE CITIES
HOW TO DEVELOP A PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY ACTION PLAN
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PAPERS
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) published a compilation of 19 research papers on bicycle transportation. Topics covered by the papers include bicycle travel in rural areas, travel patterns of bikeshare users, and the impact of bicycle facilities on residential properties.
2017 COMPLETE STREETS SUMMIT ROUNDUP:
ACCESSIBLE SHARED STREETS
NOTABLE PRACTICES AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR
ACCOMMODATING PEDESTRIANS WITH VISION DISABILITIES:
A CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FIELD SCAN:
MANUAL ON PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIONS TO TRANSIT:
ASBURY PARK AND APCSC DOCUMENTS
Looking for input from the community!
Anyone you know coming to Asbury Park for dinner, music, or beach pointing out the lack of parking? We’re so happy that everyone loves visiting AP, but we can’t “create” more parking, or lay asphalt everywhere, so the solution is fewer cars. The city is just over 1 mile sq. Park at the train station area and look at these options. We have jitneys, pedicabs, Free Ride, and of course fun with AP Pedalcycle. AND Bike Share!
3/15/18, Asbury Park, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be funding and managing improvements along Main Street/State Route 71, which lies under the jurisdiction of the State of NJ. The Main Street Revitalization Project will bring over $19 million in needed improvements to the corridor between Allenhurst and Ocean Grove.
ASBURY PARK PLAN FOR WALKING AND BIKING:
ASBURY PARK ZAGSTER BIKESHARE STATS:
BICYCLING IN ASBURY PARK:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF ROAD DIET:
APCSC MAIN STREET/NJ RT 71 DOCUMENTS:
Asbury Park 2015 partial resolution to reject Main St road diet
APCSC GENERAL DOCUMENTS:
LINKS TO WEBPAGES
STRONGTOWNS campaign to make streets safe and prosperous.
A NEW VISION FOR OUR STREETS: PART 1, PART 2, AND PART 3
A completely preventable traffic death shows us how street design makes our cities unsafe, and how simple adjustments could change that.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
This report was developed to satisfy Section 1442(b) of the FAST Act, which directs the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a report on the safe accommodation of all users of the surface transportation network, and to address additional guidance included in the Senate Report 114-243 under Nonmotorized User Safety.
“MAKING THE MOST OF MAIN STREET: COMPLETE STREETS & WALKABLE COMMUNITIES” WEBINAR RECAP
STREETPLAN.NET: FREE TOOL FOR COMPLETE STREET DESIGN:
ABOUT PARK(ING) DAY:
NACTO STREET DESIGN GUIDE-PARKLETS:
NJDOT BICYCLING MANUAL:
ASBURY PARK PLAN FOR WALKING AND BIKING:
NACTO URBAN STREET DESIGN GUIDE:
SMART GROWTH AMERICA. NATIONAL COMPLETE STREETS COALITION:
Improving Lives by Improving Communities
NACTO; GLOBAL DESIGNING CITIES INITIATIVE:
Change Streets. Change the World.
HISTORY OF JAYWALKING:
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE INFORMATION CENTER:
Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding, Design, and Environmental Review: ADDRESSING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/guidance/misconceptions.cfm
COSTS FOR PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS:
Federal Highway Administration PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE INFORMATION CENTER
VIDEOS FILMS MEDIA
CITIZEN JANE – BATTLE FOR THE CITY
BIKES VS CARS
FREE TO RIDE
STREETFILMS: What’s an LPI and an LBI, and how they make streets safer for people walking and riding bikes: A New Way Forward on Cycling Safety
80-second spot called “Boxes,” from Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors illustrates the problem through metaphor. It shows drivers tooling around in cardboard boxes rather than automobiles—the better to humanize the devastating crush of traffic and the emotional toll of such a physical problem, while also keeping things lighthearted.
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, public service, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. The Christian Science Monitor called his recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work.”
by Clarence Eckerson Jr. on January 23, 2018
STREETFILMS: KATE McKINNON AS VERONICA MOSS, A.U.T.O LOBBYIST
Classic Kate McKinnon – expressing the sentiments of car-advocates in any city. Ms. Moss, who first appeared on Streetfillms in 2009 an “exclusive” interview to let us know how she feels about cyclists and pedestrians.
Streetfilms-Kate McKinnon’s Veronica Moss Visits Times Square in 2009
She’s back! The woman you love to hate (and hate not to love) Veronica Moss, a Washington, D.C. lobbyist for the Automobile User Trade Organization (A.U.T.O.) In this “chapter”, she’s getting her first gander ever at the new pedestrian-friendly Times Square and she invited Streetfilms along to record her virgin journey. Naturally since she advocates for cars for a living with her every breath…
CREATING SPACES FOR PEOPLE
Two representatives from the Project for Public Spaces, Laura Torchio and Elka Gotfryd, joined the podcast to talk about how to shape and influences places. They discussed projects that they have worked on across the country, how engagement is important to placemaking and tools for people that want to do placemaking.
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING : Cul-de-sacs
THE GENERAL THEORY OF WALKABILITY
TED Talk by Jeff Speck
Watch as Dr. Wheeler answers questions sent in from people with real road relationship issues. Dr. Wheeler is the master of clear direction, sound advice and positive guidance for both motorists and bicyclists. Together, we can work to improve our road relationships and drive change in Grand Rapids.
FIXING THE GREAT ESCAPE
“Fixing the Great Mistake.” This video explores three studies in “Livable Streets” that measured, for the first time, the effect of traffic on our social interactions and how we perceive our own homes and neighborhoods.
NJTV In Your Neighborhood Special: Asbury Park, August 30, 2017
NJTV interviews business owners, community organizations (watch those terrific kids at the Boys and Girls Club!) and stakeholders in Asbury Park, including Lisa Lee of EZRide and Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park. She speaks at 32:15 about ways that the organization is helping residents healthier, which includes making streets safer.
ASBURY PARK COMMUNITY FORUM AUGUST 23, 2017:
Schools, jobs and transportation…
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, MA-UNSAFE CROSSING AT THE LIBRARY
Entertaining and to the point.
JEFF SPECK TED TALK: WALKABLE CITY
Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.
JANETTE SADIK KAHN TED TALK
Re-imagining city streets and the beginning of Bike Share in NYC
STRONG TOWNS: A RADICALLY NEW VISION FOR TRANSPORTATION IN AMERICA
Chuck Marohn, president of Strong Towns. In just 37 minutes, he summarizes the main problems with the current American transportation funding and development model, and explains how a better way forward is not only possible, but affordable and feasible for towns big and small.
STREETFILMS 11+ MILLION PLAYS OF LIVABLE STREETS VIDS!
STREETFILMS: SHOWCASING GREAT POLICIES TO HELP MINIMIZE CAR OWNERSHIP
STREETFILMS: KATE MC KINNON AS VERONICA MOSS IN TIMES SQUARE
ROAD DIET VISUALIZATION
ROAD DIET FOR DUMMIES
JEFF SPECK DESIGN #1: THE 3-TO-2 ROAD DIET
JEFF SPECK DESIGN #2: THE 4-TO-3 ROAD DIET
STREETFILMS: DUTCH CYCLESTREETS
Quality moments to help viewers see just how seriously the Dutch treat design and safety for people using a bicycle.
OUR FIRST ST. PAT’S PARADE, MARCH 2016
ASBURY PARK MAIN STREET, NJ RT 71 SUMMER 2016
This is what a Road Diet looks like:
“BOLLARDS”-STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS SIGNS, MAY 2017
NEW BIKE CORRAL ON COOKMAN AVE, MAY, 2017
MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS WALK TO SCHOOL DAY, APRIL, 2017
BIKE PARKING TIPS
BIKE SHARE IN ASBURY PARK! SEPTEMBER 2017
Read about it here:
8TH AVE BACK-IN ANGLED PARKING, MAY 2017
BACK-IN ANGLED PARKING EXAMPLE: NYC POLICE
COUNCILWOMAN CLAYTON WELCOMING THE COMMUNITY TEAM FOR THE COMMUNITY MOBILITY PROJECT TO DESIGN A SOLUTION FOR @INASBURYPARKNJ @EZRIDE, MAY 2017
OUR FIRST FAMILY FUN BIKE RIDE, FEB., 2017: POLAR BEAR RIDE
ASBURY PARK ST. PAT’S PARADE, MARCH 2017
APCSC COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE APRIL 2017
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT BIKE RIDE, AUGUST 22, 2017
Mayor Moor and council member Eileen Chapman joined the ride!
Kids loved the lights!
BIKE RIDE Feb., 2018
APCSC WINS ADVOCATE AWARD NJ BIKE & WALK SUMMIT MARCH, 2018
PLANNING FOR ASBURY PARK ALIVE
APCSC JOINS ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHY AP AT NEW BRUNSWICK CICLOVIA STUDY TOUR April 21-22, 2018
MAY, 2018 THIS IS HAPPENING ON ASBURY PARK STREETS AND INTERSECTIONS!
3rd Ave! ADA accessible curb ramps, and blue detectable warning surfaces. Striped crosswalks.
National Bike Month Ride, May 24th 2018
Biggest ride ever!
Repairing Bikes. June, 2018
June 19th, 2018 Community Unity Bike Ride
We love it when we pick up new riders!
July Ride 17, 2018
APTV made a video:
August, 2018 Community ride!
#SLOWTHECARS Open House and Bike Ride
September 18, 2018
Door prizes generously donated by community businesses
Bike Parking Lot at SEA. HEAR. NOW Festival
Second Life Bikes and APCSC help reduce car traffic and parking problems.
THE BIKE RIDE
MONTHLY RIDE Nov., 2018
A blustery night brought out a few hardy riders! We earned our libations!
Join us next time! Watch: Bike ride beers at Biergarten
BIKE RIDE December, 2018
BIKE LIGHT FUNDRAISER, March 30th, 2019
Fun time for everyone!
Mike Manzella Explains It All!
A great turnout!
Stringbean Blues Plays
Polli and Kay
APCSC TABLE AT GREEN EXPO
BIKE LIGHT INSTALLATION Kula Cafe April, 2019
BIKE RIDE April, 2019
ASBURY PARK ALIVE May 5, 2019
BIKE RIDE July 2, 2019
BIKE RIDE July 30th, 2019
SCOOTERS IN ASBURY PARK 8.1.2019
SLOW ROLL 8/20/2019
SLOW ROLL 9/10/2019
Great turnout! 24 people!
SLOW ROLL 10/23/19 (Rain date from 10/22)
What a fun ride on a beautiful fall evening!
Slow Roll November 19th, 2019
Holiday Slow Roll December 15th, 2019
Ho Ho Ho!
Next ride in 2020!
Slow Roll January 12th, 2020 Warm day and 30+ riders!
Slow Roll February 16th, 2020 30+ riders!
APCSC Panel Advocacy In Action: Initiative to Acceptance to Implementation NJBWC Summit March 7th, 2020
The room was packed and the panel was fantastic!
Asbury Park St. Pat’s Parade, March 8th, 2020. What a great day and huge crowd!