Safer routes to school: Southfield Road improvements

Monday, February 28 by silvia

Four members of the Extraordinary Engineers robotics team use one of the improved crossings on Southfield Road.

West Windsor recently made two dangerous crossings between Grover Middle School and Village Elementary School safer, and a group of 9th graders couldn’t be happier.

As middle schoolers, their First Lego League team (Extraordinary Engineers), with some advice from the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance and Greater Mercer TMA’s Safe Routes to School program, had offered township officials a plan to boost safety at two crosswalks on Southfield Road. They were motivated by friends who told them about the challenges of walking and biking to school as well as a 12-year-old boy who was hit by a motorist in 2017 while biking to summer camp at Grover.

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WW police, Lawrence Hopewell Trail to speak at annual meeting

Sunday, February 20 by silvia

The WWBPA at National Night Out in 2021.

The WWBPA holds its annual meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022. You’ll hear from two exciting guest speakers: WW Police Chief Robert Garofalo (and/or his traffic sergeant, Kevin Loretucci, if he’s needed in an emergency) and Eleanor Horne, one of the founders of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail.

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Here’s the report card we promised you

Sunday, February 13 by silvia

Back in December, we told you that the League of American Bicyclists had once again called West Windsor a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community (one of five in New Jersey at that level). We’ve now received our report card plus suggestions on how we can join Princeton in attaining silver status – you can read it here.

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A big thanks to all who maintain West Windsor’s trails

Wednesday, February 2 by silvia

A trail in Zaitz Woods.

You may already be familiar with the towpath trail along the D&R Canal and the many trails in Mercer County Park. But are you familiar with West Windsor’s own special forested trails?

The trails in Zaitz Woods, Rogers Arboretum, Rogers Preserve, and Millstone East and West provide great opportunities for walking, running, and off-road bicycling – and just enjoying being in a forest at any time of year.

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