The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) assists public officials, transportation and health professionals, and the public in creating a safer and more accessible walking and bicycling environment through primary research, education and dissemination of information about best practices in policy and design. The Center is supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration.
The BPRC and NJ Safe Routes to School Program are managed by the Voorhees Transportation Center’s (VTC)Pedestrian and Bicycle Practice Group. VTC is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy and is located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
Mission: “To motivate, educate and empower citizens to create safer and more accessible walking and bicycling environments through cutting edge research, education, and sharing of resources.”
Vision: “To provide vibrant leadership and direction in promoting active transportation for all users,
with New Jersey as a model for others states, and Rutgers, The State University, as a dynamic
innovator in transportation research, education, and outreach.”
The goals of the BPRC are to:
- Advance leading-edge bicycle and pedestrian research through the sharing of innovative ideas and best practices.
- Use the Center’s research program to shape future policy in New Jersey.
- Build and strengthen partnerships and collaborations at state and national levels.
- Provide training and education that help transform places and behaviors.
- Promote a culture of courtesy, acceptance, and safety for all modes through strategic outreach and technical assistance.