Support the WWBPA in 2024

In 2023, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance advocated for safer roads, more sidewalks and new bike lanes.

In the next 12 months, we will push for yet more safety improvements, especially additional pedestrian-activated flashing lights at crosswalks.

We are asking that West Windsor begin budgeting $60,000 annually for these – and that the first ones need to go in at Rabbit Hill Road and Bennington Drive, where a 12-year-old was killed, and at Penn Lyle Road and Canoe Brook Drive, where a pedestrian was hit in the crosswalk. Early reactions from our elected officials are positive, and we are hopeful that funds will be included in the FY 2024-2025 budget.

We have offered input on the planned replacement of the Clarksville Road bridge over the railroad tracks, the planned replacement of the bridge over the railroad tracks at Princeton Hightstown/Washington roads, and the proposed changes to Route 571 between Cranbury/Wallace and Clarksville roads. We will continue to monitor those projects and others with an eye on safe walking and biking.

Later this month we will be discussing with parents at Maurice Hawk what we can all do as drivers, bicyclists, walkers and runners to be safer on our roads. We’d be happy to schedule a road safety talk with your group too.
  
Beyond advocacy, we have hosted a number of events; we hope you joined us for some.

We also did some heavy-duty maintenance on West Windsor trails, so please head for a walk in the woods this winter.
 
We remain a regular presence at the West Windsor Farmers Market from May through Halloween, where we talk walking, biking and safety as well as listen to your concerns. During our annual bike drive, we collected bicycles that the nonprofit Bike Exchange will refurbish and sell.

In 2024, we hope to expand our range of events, starting with a fix-a-flat clinic led by our student advisors.
 
Where else can we be? Contact us if you’re involved with your child’s Field Day or Record Breaker event; we’d love to get involved.

Finally, with the help of members like you, we can pay for more bike and walk signage like what was added along the Trolley Line Trail in 2023.
 
To become a member for 2024, go to wwbpa.org (click “JOIN” then “Donate”). Or print the membership form available online and send a check to WWBPA, PO Box 613, West Windsor, NJ 08550.
 
The WWBPA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your membership is a donation and may be tax-deductible. (Consult your tax professional.)
 
Thank you for making West Windsor better for all who walk, jog, scoot, and bike!I

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