WWBPA is talking road safety — can we speak to your group?

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance has been talking a lot recently about what we all can do to make our roads safer for all users. Most recently, we’ve spoken with Maurice Hawk PTA parents (and brought along our safety wheel to help teach kids a thing or two) and in front of the West Windsor Township Council.

We recognize that it’s up to all of us – as drivers, bicyclists, walkers and runners as well as Township officials – to do our part. That means slowing down, being predictable, making ourselves visible and over the long run designing our roads to encourage safe behavior.

As part of that, we continue to advocate that the Township budget $60,000 a year for more of those pedestrian-activated flashing lights like those near the train station.

And if you need some reflective stickers to put on a bike, helmet or other surface to make yourself or family members more visible, we sell them for as little as 4 4″x1″ strips for $1. Just email us at [email protected]. We sell other reflective gear too.

What information are we sharing?

The image at the top shows how your field of vision as a driver shrinks as your speed increases. It also shows the increased likelihood that a pedestrian hit by a car will die as vehicle speed increases. So please slow down!

Below is another slide from our presentation.

If your group would like to learn more, email us at [email protected]. We’d love to arrange a presentation.

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