Student Applications Available

Friday, February 12 by joegorun

Applications for 2016-17 Student Advisors are available and due March 13, 2016.

Scholarship applications for High School Seniors are available and due April 15, 2016.

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Seeking Student Advisors

Wednesday, December 19 by silvia

The WWBPA is once again seeking student advisors interested in working to make our community even friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians. Applicants must attend West Windsor-Plainsboro schools or live in West Windsor and attend other schools in the area or be home-schooled. The deadline for applications is February 18 (Presidents’ Day), and terms are for one year (and are renewable).

Serving as a student advisor is an excellent way for students to make a difference in their community while developing organizational skills, helping to plan and publicize events, and learning to advocate before local government for improvements. The WWBPA’s activities this year included numerous bike rides and walks, a bike drive and a “learn to bike” class. Students have considerable freedom to come up with a project that interests them. This is also a great way for any student considering a college major in environmental sciences, engineering or political science, among other areas, to gain some hands-on experience in their general area of interest.

Learn more about what’s expected here: 2013 WWBPA Student Advisor Requirements

The application is here: 2013 Student Application for Advisory Board

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We’re Seeking Student Advisors

Tuesday, December 27 by silvia

A student advisor at a "Learn to Bike" class

It’s once again time to apply to become a student advisor to the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance. Student advisors will work with its trustees over the next 12 months to help make our community even friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians. Applicants must attend West Windsor-Plainsboro schools or live in West Windsor and attend other schools in the area or be home-schooled. The deadline for applications is February 20.

Serving as a student advisor is an excellent way for students to make a difference in their community while developing organizational skills, helping to plan and publicize events, and learning to advocate before local government for improvements. This year’s student advisors organized our community bike ride and helped promote our bike drive and “learn to bike” classes. As for coming year? Students have considerable freedom to come up with a project that interests them.

It’s a great way for any student considering a college major in environmental sciences, engineering or political science, among other areas, to gain some hands-on experience in their general area of interest.

You can learn more about what’s involved and see the application form here.

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WWBPA’s Scholarship Winner

Monday, June 13 by silvia

Congratulations to Kim Meersma, a WWBPA student advisor since the end of 8th grade and the recipient of a $500 college scholarship from the WWBPA.

In her essay, she wrote:

“As I have learned through my five years of experience as a Student Advisor, the best way to convince people of the importance of building a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community is to have them experience a bicycle ride or a walk for themselves. Through events such as the Community Bike Ride, and the walk to the Farmers Market, cyclists and walkers of all ages and experience levels are able to see that given a safe route, they are able to reach places around the community without a car.”

Kim is graduating from WW-P High School South and is headed to UMass in Amherst, where we hope she will continue to promote biking and walking. We thank her for all she has done for the WWBPA and West Windsor.

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Welcome Our New Student Advisors

Wednesday, March 23 by silvia

The WWBPA is delighted to have six new student advisors for the next year. They join Rachel Karp, a sophomore at WW-P North, who is returning for a second year. We’ve never had a group this big, and we are looking forward to their input, enthusiasm and the extra help with our many projects.

Our new advisors are:

Brandon Ling, WW-P South sophomore

Greg Ling, WW-P South sophomore

Sanjana Saksena, 8th grader at Community Middle School

Alisha Kanitkar, 8th grader at Community Middle School

Elissa Lomakova, WW-P South sophomore

Laura Foster, WW-P South sophomore

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Become a Student Advisor

Thursday, December 23 by silvia

Students at bike collectionThe West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance is once again looking for student advisors to work with its trustees over the next 12 months.

Applicants must attend West Windsor-Plainsboro schools or live in West Windsor and attend other schools in the area or be home-schooled. Serving as a student advisor is an excellent way for students to make a difference in their community while developing organizational skills, helping to plan and publicize events, and learning to advocate before local government for improvements that will make our community friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians. This year’s student advisors played a big part in our community bike ride, but student advisors have considerable freedom to come up with a project that interests them. It’s a great way for any student considering a college major in environmental sciences, engineering or political science, among other areas, to gain some hands-on experience in their general area of interest.

Learn more about what’s involved here.

The application deadline for the next round of student advisors is February 21, 2011.

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Welcome!

Saturday, April 10 by silvia

Rachel Karp, Emma Rosen, Kim Meersma and Jason Chin. Emma and Jason are 2009-2010 student advisors who are graduating in June.

Rachel Karp joins Kim Meersma as a student advisor for the next year.  Rachel, a freshman at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, began helping with WWBPA trail work three years ago through her Girl Scout troop. Kim, a junior at South, is starting her third year as an advisor.

At Thursday’s annual meeting, members voted Dave Robinson as the newest trustee, replacing Susan Conlon.

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Deadline Extended for Student Advisor Applications

Monday, January 18 by silvia

Oops! We gave a bad email address for student advisor applications. The correct address is wwbikeped@gmail.com.

To compensate for our mistake, we’ve extended the application deadline to Jan. 31. Application forms and requirements can be found here.

Student advisors work with the Board of Trustees to plan events and advocate for improvements that help make West Windsor and neighboring communities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. This is an excellent way for students to make a difference in their community while developing organizational skills, helping to plan and publicize events, and learning to lobby local government.
All students in the West Windsor-Plainsboro school district and all West Windsor residents who attend other area schools or are being home-schooled are eligible to be student advisors to the WWBPA.

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Seeking Student Advisors

Thursday, December 24 by silvia

The WWBPA is looking for its 2010 student advisors. The student advisors work with
trustees to plan events and advocate for improvements that help make West
Windsor and neighboring communities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. This is an excellent way for students to make a difference in their community while developing organizational skills, helping to plan and publicize events, and learning to lobby local government.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2010. Click here for student advisor requirements.

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Venture Crew Bike Ride

Thursday, September 10 by sandy

VentureBikeTrip

On a gorgeous Labor Day weekend, members of Plainsboro Venture Crew 814 (part of Boys Scouts of America), including WWBPA trustee Jerry Foster and student advisor Jason Chin, embarked on 24-mile bike trip along the Jersey Shore.

Starting from the city of Long Branch, they biked on roads along the ocean, through the shore towns of Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach and eventually into Sandy Hook National Recreation Area. Sandy Hook has over 5 miles of paths dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians.

It was a very enjoyable and scenic ride through forested areas, along the beaches, and in view of New York City. After a few hours of relaxing on the beach and jumping the waves, they headed back 12 miles south to pack the bikes and enjoy the sunset on the Long Branch boardwalk.

Venture Crew 814 looks forward to another exciting year on the trails.

Posted by Jason Chin

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Friday, May 1 by sandy

For blogs before May 2009, please visit http://wwbpa.blogspot.com/

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Apr 29  WWBPA to participate in Community Day at Duck Pond Park (11am-4pm)

May 1     Scholarship applications due for Graduating High School Seniors

May 6     Opening day for WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market & Walk from Hawk Elementary School

May 11     Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

May 20   WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market & Kids Learn to Bike

June 3    WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market  & Adult Learn to Bike (9am-12pm)

Jun 8       Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

June 17   WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market & Bike Repair Clinic

July 8     WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market

July 13     Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

July 22    WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market

Aug  5     WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market

Aug 10    Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Aug 19    WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market

Sept 9     WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market

Sept 14   Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Sept 23   WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market – Bike Drive (Donations)

Oct 7       WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market

Oct 12     Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Oct 28     WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market – Halloween

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