Monday, October 4 by silvia

Community Bike RidersNearly three dozen residents joined the WWBPA for its fourth annual community bike ride, a family-friendly affair that attracted everyone from kids to a 68-year-old grandfather. This year’s route took us three miles from Chamberlin Park to Mercer County Park, where we stopped for refreshments, and then back again. The route highlighted the bike lanes that can pretty much take us from park to park (though it would be great to add missing sidewalk links for those who feel uncomfortable on the road). In addition to helping some participants properly fit their helmets and filling their tires, we gave away a number of goodies, from share the road bumper stickers (also good for school notebooks!) to a reflective safety vest.

Click for a slide show of photos from the ride.

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Walk to Hawk

Sunday, October 3 by sandy

Walk to Hawk
Maurice Hawk Elementary School will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 6, 2010.

Students, their parents, and staff, along with members of the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance, will walk from the Township Municipal Center to Maurice Hawk Elementary School. This will be the fourth time the WWBPA has helped organize such an event (last year’s walk was cancelled because of bad weather.)

Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment, and building connections between families, schools, and the broader community.

Click here for more about Walk to Hawk and links to Safe Routes to School and the International Walk to School program.

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Bicycle-Friendly Communities

Friday, October 1 by silvia

West Windsor Community Bike Ride 2009Hoboken has joined Montclair as the only communities in New Jersey that get close to bike-friendly status. Both received honorable mentions from the League of American Bicyclists (Montclair in May and Hoboken in September. Congratulations!). But the goal is to earn a bronze, silver or gold medal — or even a rare platinum one.

Should West Windsor be on the list?

The township hasn’t applied, so we don’t know where we’d rank. But the WWBPA believes that the town has made big strides in its bike-friendliness, thanks to efforts from the township, Mercer County, the WWBPA and others, and that an application is worth the effort. Successful or not, West Windsor would get free advice from the League of American Bicyclists on how to become more bicycle-friendly.

The LAB says: “The majority of the application is an audit of the engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation efforts in your municipality. This comprehensive inquiry is designed to yield a holistic picture of your community’s work to promote bicycling.

Every community that applies, awarded or not, receives feedback on how to improve the community for cycling. BFC staff will continue to work with awardees and those communities that do not yet meet the criteria to encourage continual improvements. ”

And which are the U.S.’s most bicycle-friendly cities? Just three have platinum status: Boulder, Colorado; Davis, California; and Portland, Oregon.




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