Like many states with older transportation infrastructure built on the highway system, New Jersey faces a number of serious challenges related to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Even as the state explores ways to make active transportation safer for citizens, related fatalities are on the rise. This trend illustrates a very real need for the state to rethink its infrastructure and invest in safe routes for people traveling on foot or by bike.
Sendero: Un sendero es un camino o rastro de uso recreativo, típicamente en lugares cerca o dentro de la naturaleza.
Tal vez ya lo haz escuchado, pero la temporada de senderos ha comenzado oficialmente. No importa si eres una persona que viaja diariamente al trabajo, un cuidador o un ciclista de larga distancia, es importante saber y practicar las medidas de seguridad cuando usas los senderos como medio de transporte.
Starting in 2016, RTC teamed up with Rich City Rides to lead a program called, “Richmond Rides! Bikes, Buses, BART and Breathing!” Supported by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, our goals were to foster more biking, walking and transit use to help reduce air pollution and improve personal and community health.
As RTC wraps up a second summer of our Share the Trail campaign, we wanted to thank everybody who pledged to be unofficial trail ambassadors. Special thanks to those of you who participated in our Share the Trail polls on social media. We were excited to see the poll results, and we have shared them here with you!
My colleague Katie—an avid trail cyclist—once wrote: “I know that every time we hit our favorite pathway, we have the power to lead by example and create a trail culture we want to be part of.” (And proud of!) As part of the 2016 Share the Trail Campaign, RTC is challenging everyone this summer: Be the best you can be on America’s trails. Here's how to get involved!
October is Trails, Parks and Outdoor Spots Month, with a focus on walking.
In part three of Jay Walljasper's Easy Steps to Walking More, he discusses how communities can create safer, more walkable routes for everyone.
I know from experience that great trail experiences come with respect and awareness for others—as well as ourselves. Here are five tips on how you can be alert on the trail and help ensure a safe, fun experience for all!
Can you guess which of RTC's six trail tips is the most universal? Amazingly, it has to do with what you do off the trail. Standing Still? Stand Aside. This one is absolutely critical to keeping you and other trail users safe.
I learned to ride bikes at Champoeg State Park ... when I was growing up. Four years old and foolhardy, I thought I owned the trail. To try and keep up with my older brothers (I hate being left behind!), I had to go fast, but there were all these people in the way. So my dad taught me how to pass and what to say.
For many Americans, the best part of hitting the trail is sharing the experience with a four-legged friend! A well-behaved dog and a responsible owner are an integral part of nearly every trail community. Here are six tips for how to mind your pets and share the trail—with Fido in tow.
Slowing down and using safe speeds on the trail helps us show respect and courtesy for others, and ensure we're all having a safe, fun experience together.
But what does using safe speeds actually mean, and why is it important?