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Incorporating Bicycle Facilities into Resurfacing Projects
Thu, March 23, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) has been selected to participate in a Workshop on how to Incorporate On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects. We are part of an effort to integrate more bikeways through routine pavement preservation efforts. The initiative is being funded and supported by the Federal Highway Administration.
We invite you to participate in this one day training/workshop, on Thursday, March 23, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the NJTPA Conference Room, located at 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, in Newark. The course will cover integrating bicycle facilities into routine resurfacing programs through the use of different approaches to repurposing roadway space and address internal processes that can be institutionalized into the decision-making process. Presenters will use case studies from their work around the country along with a local example, and will lead participants through a guided exercise to help them develop their own step-by-step processes for institutionalizing bicycle facilities into resurfacing projects.
The training closely parallels the workbook prepared on this topic and presents an opportunity for us to work with the authors of that report. Several exercises will be used in which all participants are expected to be actively involved. We believe you can learn how to get better bikeway network results from your resurfacing projects.
The successful outcome of the training/workshop depends as much on the participants as the presenters. To ensure a successful outcome, we ask that you come prepared to consider changes in the way our agency identifies and considers resurfacing projects for changes that could provide space for bikeways.
A visit to a nearby street will give attendees a chance to consider bikeway-enhancing changes to the street that could be implemented during the street’s resurfacing. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather that day.