An Eagle Scout upgrades the trail in Penn Lyle Preserve

Monday, November 28 by silvia

You may spot this new kiosk when you’re on Penn Lyle Road roughly opposite Colonial Avenue and not too far from Arnold Drive.

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A walk in the (Woosamonsa) woods

Wednesday, November 16 by silvia

Are you looking for a pre- or post-Thanksgiving walk? We’ve previously shared information about the trails in Mercer County Park as well as the Trolley Line Trail, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, the Union Transportation Trail and the section of the D&R Canal along the Delaware River. Now WWBPA board member Anne Clifton shares her experience in the Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve in Pennington.

The Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve in north Pennington is an ideal site for a quiet hike amidst fall foliage in Mercer County. Located about 17 miles (a 25-minute drive) from West Windsor, this 146-acre preserve features various types of hardwood trees, wild berry bushes, fungi, creeks with rock crossings and two wooden bridges. Fallen leaves provide a soft colorful carpet underfoot. Minnows abound in the creeks. Some reforestation is underway in the valley area of the preserve.

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A bike ride to commemorate the ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast

Tuesday, October 4 by silvia

On October 30, 1938, a rising star named Orson Welles made history with his “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast. This fake “news bulletin” depicted a Martian invasion of Earth, causing real-life panic. The aliens’ landing site? The historic community of Grovers Mill, right here in West Windsor.
 
Explore this history and related local points of interest with a free 7-mile bicycle ride on Saturday, Oct. 22, with the WWBPA and the Historical Society of West Windsor. You can get more information here. And consider decorating your bike … or coming dressed as a Martian!

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WWBPA teams up with WW Girl Scouts

Friday, September 30 by silvia

A bike ride in Community Park was a fun way for a dozen third-grade Brownies to kick off a new year in Girl Scouts. With help from several WWBPA board members, the girls and some of their parents learned about bicycle safety before eagerly mounting their bikes.

We reviewed the ABC quick check that you should always do before a bike ride, proper helmet fit, hand signals, trail etiquette, and road rules before heading out on our bikes. We also briefed parents on the NJ Safe Passing Law.

The WWBPA can help your scout troop, neighborhood or school group learn to be better bicyclists. Email wwbikeped@gmail.com if you’re interested in a bicycle safety talk and escorted ride. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

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Our best tips for getting an errand done by bike instead of by car

Wednesday, August 3 by silvia

Gas prices got you down? Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Or are you looking for a way to get more exercise? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, consider substituting some trips by car with some by bike. 

Here are some of our favorite tips:

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Where to mountain bike in and near West Windsor

Wednesday, July 20 by silvia

We are very fortunate in Central New Jersey to have a wealth of places to mountain bike.

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Discover walking and biking trails in Mercer County Park

Thursday, July 7 by silvia

WWBPA Board Member Anne Clifton shares experiences from walks in the woods of Mercer County Park.

“How’d you like to go on a hiking adventure?” my husband asked after lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Thus began our foray into the woods of Mercer County Park. It’s a great place to get away without leaving West Windsor.

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A new bike/walk crossing over the Delaware River

Tuesday, July 5 by silvia

No toll for those biking or walking.

For those who enjoy walking or bicycling along the D&R Canal towpath by the Delaware River, there’s now one more way to cross between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Our Learn to Bike class returns on June 4

Sunday, May 22 by silvia

The WWBPA will hold its popular Learn to Bike class for kids in the upper Vaughn Drive parking lot (next to the Farmers Market) on Saturday, June 4.

Children should be at least 5 years old, and we encourage parents to become members of the WWBPA, either in person on June 4th or in advance online. Your membership is an investment in making West Windsor a more walkable and bikeable community.

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Test-ride an electric bike at the WW Farmers Market on Saturday

Thursday, May 19 by silvia

Saturday is ebike information and demonstration day at the West Windsor Farmers Market.

As part of National Bike Month, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance is bringing together ebike owners to answer your question and satisfy your curiosity about the many types and styles of electric bikes. Plus Princeton eBikes will be on hand with electric bikes for you to test-ride for a few minutes.

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Join the Ride of Silence bike ride on May 18

Monday, May 9 by silvia

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance will once again host a Ride of Silence as part of National Bike Week.

Now in its 20th year, the Ride of Silence is an international movement to honor all those cyclists who have been injured – or worse, killed – while pedaling. All rides around the world begin at 7 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 18, weather permitting.

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A new West Windsor walking and biking map

Sunday, May 1 by silvia

This beautiful new walking and biking map of West Windsor shows all bike lanes, sidewalk, trails and paths – and yes, cut-through sidewalks between neighborhoods — in the township.

Created by the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance together with Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association, this 22-inch x 24-inch map will inspire you and your family to explore more of the township on foot and by bicycle.

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How to get a bike locker at the Princeton Junction train station

Friday, April 29 by silvia

A bike locker at the Princeton Junction train station is a great deal — and this is a rare time when there isn’t a waiting list. Well, until all of you start calling.

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9 suggested spots for rapid-flashing pedestrian lights

Tuesday, April 12 by silvia

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance was pleased to be asked our opinion on where additional rapid-flashing beacons should be installed in the township. These rapid-flashing lights, activated with the touch of a button, make our community safer for those who walk, run, scoot and bicycle. Several have previously been installed near the Princeton Junction train station, at some crossings for the Trolley Line Trail and between Grover Middle School and Village School, among other places.

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Bikes rides + a ribbon-cutting on the Trolley Line Trail

Tuesday, April 5 by silvia

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance and the Historical Society of West Windsor invite you to join us on a family-friendly bike ride along the Trolley Line Trail and beyond on Saturday, April 23 to celebrate West Windsor’s 225th birthday.

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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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Join the WWBPA board!

Wednesday, January 26 by silvia

Do you share our passion for making West Windsor a safer place for all who walk and bicycle? Can you help us encourage more people to get around and explore on foot or by bike? If so, please consider sharing your talents and creativity by becoming a board member of the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance. 

We welcome all to apply and are especially interested in those who enjoy walking around our town or trails and/or those with a connection to the WW-P schools.

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