Room: 453
Email: james.sinclair [at]
Phone: 848-932-2899

James Sinclair

Senior Research Specialist

James Sinclair is a Senior Research Specialist at the Voorhees Transportation Center, located within the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. With over ten years of experience at the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJ BPRC), James has dedicated his efforts to research and technical assistance aimed at improving safety for vulnerable roadway users and enhancing travel options across New Jersey to promote shifts to more sustainable modes of transportation.

James has provided Complete Streets technical assistance to over 20 municipalities throughout the state. This assistance has included developing bikeway plans, conducting walk audits, hosting community presentations, and overseeing the creation of graphical renderings. The municipalities that have received this assistance have subsequently been awarded millions of dollars in implementation grants.

In his role as a researcher, James has focused on studying barriers to bicycling, evaluating demonstration projects, and creating several case studies related to Complete Streets. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the travel needs of all residents, James has developed surveys, hosted focus groups, and conducted community workshops in both English and Spanish.

James holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Boston University, where he was involved in the introduction of a bike share system to the Boston region. This experience solidified his interest in planning for sustainable transportation.