A great article in the AP Sun about our monthly rides! Stay tuned on FaceBook, Instagram, and Next Door for upcoming rides!
A LEISURELY BIKE RIDE AROUND ASBURY PARK THIS SUNDAY
The rides are monthly community events open to everyone, residents and friends of Asbury Park. Helmets are required for those under age 17. The rides last from 60-90 minutes.
“We stop along the way for photos, very easy,” said organizer Polli Schildge, a member of the Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition. “We ride when it’s cold and even once with snow on the roads!”
Schildge said that rides are not held in precipitation, however, and those gatherings are rescheduled.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list for the monthly Slow Roll, or for more information. Visit the Complete Streets Coalition Facebook page for more information about biking, walking and alternative transportation in Asbury Park, as well as transportation initiatives elsewhere.
The group has been been meeting at The Carousel for the past several rides because of its central location. But Schildge says she’s “happy to begin rides anywhere that will attract the most people to get together on bikes — any age, any kind of bike for an easy cruise around Asbury Park.”
See the full article here!
By Michelle Gladden
Navigating Asbury Park’s streets and parking is paramount, particularly during the peak season. In advance of the spring and summer uptick, here are a few updates:
Electric car sharing stations, complete with charging docks.
parking meters – a switch to pay by plate.
The Main Street Road Diet project’s paving and striping moves to between Deal Lake Drive and Asbury Avenue on Friday, 3/29.
Read more about it…
Happy Holidays and A Healthy and Safe 2019!
CITY UNVEILS BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN
Michelle Gladden December 17, 2018
“The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was developed with community participation through outreach efforts at City events, an online survey map, two stakeholder focus groups, and a steering advisory committee with members including residents, City staff, County and State agencies, local advocacy groups, and the business community,” Transportation Director Michael Manzella said. “The plan will lay the official framework for future infrastructure improvements, enhancing the safety of all users of the city’s streets, particularly the most vulnerable – pedestrians and cyclists.”
Read about it: http://asburyparksun.com/city-unveils-bicycle-and-pedestrian-master-plan/
APCSC Support of Save Asbury’s Waterfront
Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition supports city development and initiatives which make every part of the city livable and accessible to everyone. Our goal in support of the Save Asbury’s Waterfront campaign is to maintain the character of this part of the waterfront and boardwalk so that it’s completely open and welcoming to residents and visitors, and to protect the natural environment of the area. The financial burden in the initial goal of the campaign will be daunting. It is to stop the bulldozers and bring the developer Istar and the city back to the table to reexamine the plans (see below). We have faith that the mayor and city council are listening and considering our agenda as described in the the Asbury Park Sun and on the ABC 7 news report.
Please come to the City Council Meeting on Thursday, 11/8: 5pm press conference; 6pm Istar plans; 7pm public comment.
For more information:
AP master plan 2017. Redevelopment plans on our Resources page.
As it becomes less desirable and inconvenient to own a car in US cities, Asbury Park will be on the cutting edge. Asbury Park will have electric car share, plus several other transportation options.
‘Peak Car’ and the End of an Industry
In Germany—the birthplace of the modern automobile—carmakers are anticipating the day when people stop owning cars.
By Stefan Nicola and Elisabeth Behrmann August 17, 2018
“If I’m truly honest with myself, then owning a car is too expensive with all these alternatives around…”