Spot the new sign about NJ’s 4-foot passing law around town

Wednesday, February 21 by silvia

“Pass with care, 4 feet to spare” is a catchphrase from the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition to help us all be safer drivers.

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Sign the petition for a safer crosswalk between two WW-P schools

Tuesday, February 6 by silvia

The crosswalk is only illuminated by your headlights. Photo courtesy of Sonia Gawas.

We, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance’s student advisors, ask you to join us in requesting a safer crosswalk between WW-P High School North and Community Middle School in Plainsboro.

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

Tuesday, January 30 by silvia

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.

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Join the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance’s board

Thursday, January 25 by silvia

Do you share our passion for making West Windsor a safer place for all who walk and bicycle? Want to encourage more people to get around and explore on foot or by bike?

If so, please consider joining the all-volunteer WWBPA board of trustees and making a difference in our community.

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Add flashing pedestrian lights to Rabbit Hill now — and budget for more across the township

Sunday, December 10 by silvia

Rapid-flashing pedestrian beacons on Southfield Road
We need more of these pedestrian crossing lights!

The WWBPA stands with area residents in their requests for a number of safety improvements to Rabbit Hill Road and the surrounding area following the recent pedestrian fatality there.

In particular, we ask the West Windsor Township administration and Council to install rapid-flashing pedestrian beacons (RRFBs) at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and Abbington Lane/Bennington Drive as quickly as is practical. The rapid-flashing beacons installed elsewhere in town, like the one pictured above on Southfield Road, have made motorists much more aware of people in the crosswalk.

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Lessons from the Cranbury Road sidewalk campaign

Sunday, December 3 by silvia

Cranbury Road sidewalk under construction

The WWBPA congratulates the residents along and near Cranbury Road for their advocacy and persistence to get a sidewalk built along one side of the road (that’s the black porous asphalt you see in the photo above). We think it makes the area feel much more like a community, and we are thrilled to see so many people using it.

But it wasn’t a slam dunk. We’ve compiled some lessons from that success that can be applied to other neighborhood advocacy efforts.

Read more here.

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Join West Windsor’s Ride of Silence on May 17

Sunday, May 7 by silvia

The 2022 participants in West Windsor’s Ride of Silence.

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance will join organizations around the world in the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 17.

The Ride of Silence honors all those cyclists who have been injured – or worse, killed – while pedaling. In West Windsor, we honor in particular Aarav Shah, who was killed while bicycling across the country last summer. He would have been a junior at WW-P High School North this year.

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An update on the Clarksville Road bridge replacement

Wednesday, March 15 by silvia

Thank you to all those who emailed NJDOT and local officials about the Clarksville Road bridge replacement over the railroad lines at Meadow Road. We were certainly heard!

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Make it safer to cross Penn Lyle where a person was hit while walking in the crosswalk

Sunday, February 12 by silvia

More of these, please!

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance urges the West Windsor Township administration and Council to install rapid-flashing pedestrian beacons at the intersection of Penn Lyle Road with Canoe Brook Drive, the site of the recent collision between a person crossing Penn Lyle Road in a crosswalk and the driver of a car.

Join us at the Council meeting on Monday Feb. 13 to show your support! The WWBPA will speak at the start, during the public comment portion of the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Municipal Center.

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West Windsor wins 3 more state grants for biking and walking

Tuesday, December 20 by silvia

West Windsor has just been awarded three grants totaling $688,000 from Governor Murphy that will help make West Windsor even better for those who walk, bike and scoot.

Together with three grants awarded early this year, West Windsor has received $1.33 million from the state for new multi-use paths, new sidewalks, and other bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

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Weigh in now on the Clarksville Road bridge replacement plan

Monday, December 12 by silvia

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has unveiled a concept design for a replacement bridge over the railroad tracks on Clarksville Road and is seeking public input through Thursday. You can see the presentation for the proposed project here. There is more information here.

The WWBPA likes some of the concept plan – but wants to see a multi-use path on all sides of the project, not just on the northbound side. Right now there is no multi-use path or even a sidewalk envisioned for the southbound side.

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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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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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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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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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West Windsor’s new walking and bicycling goals

Thursday, January 6 by silvia

Bicyclists on the Trolley Line Trail

West Windsor’s Planning Board recently approved the new Circulation Element of the Master Plan. Quite a mouthful, we know! But it sets some great goals and policies to help make our township even better for walking and bicycling.

A big goal: “Create a pedestrian and bikeway system that makes walking and cycling a viable alternative to driving, and which optimizes bicyclist and pedestrian safety.”

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West Windsor is again named a bicycle-friendly community

Wednesday, December 8 by silvia

The WWBPA is thrilled that the League of American Bicyclists has renewed West Windsor’s bronze-level status as a bicycle-friendly community – one of 497 communities across the U.S. that have earned a bicycle-friendly designation.

The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets the standard for how communities benchmark progress toward making biking better. While the award process considers very visible elements such as bike infrastructure, other essential elements include efforts around adult and youth bike education, encouragement through events like Bike to Work Day, evaluation mechanisms, and enforcement all through the lens of equity.

West Windsor was the first New Jersey municipality to be named a bicycle-friendly community back in 2011, and we thank past and present mayors, township council members as well as county and state officials for their support. We also thank our members, who have demonstrated that they value a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community.

West Windsor will receive more feedback from the League in the coming weeks, and the WWBPA will share those recommendations with you. Together, we hope we can achieve silver status in the coming years.

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A Student’s Perspective

Monday, August 10 by joegorun

Hello everyone! My name is Maanya Devaprasad, and I am currently a student advisor for the WWBPA. Today, I just wanted to share a few of my experiences these past few months. As a high school student in West Windsor, I have used this newfound time due to recent events to learn new things, cook, bake, garden, bike, and, most importantly, spend more time with my family. As I look back at the past few months, my most cherished memories happened either in the kitchen or at the park. In the kitchen, I have been trying to bake all types of desserts for my family, and I gave a few of my friend’s recipes a try. In the park, I especially enjoyed seeing all the members of our community walking and biking around. As I biked around the park with my family, I loved seeing so many other families walking or biking. Sometimes I even go on bike rides with my friends around my community because it is one of the safest activities we can do together during a time like this. Overall, I’m happy to see so many people outside staying safe while also trying to make the best of such an unforeseen time.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

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WWBPA Annual Mtg – Public

Thursday, March 12 by joegorun

On Thurs, March 12, 7pm the WWBPA will be holding it’s annual membership meeting at WW municipal building Main Meeting Room A and is open to the public. Find out what we’ve accomplished in 2019 and what is planned for 2020. Have any concerns or ideas to improve the community? Come and share with us.

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Free Pace Car Program Sign-up

Thursday, July 25 by joegorun

With the Pace Car magnet you let other drivers know your intention to drive the speed limit. Pace Car drivers pledge to obey traffic laws to protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers. By being a Pace Car you set the pace and make West Windsor’s streets safer for everyone. Pledge to make a difference today!


Join the West Windsor Speed Limit Pace Car Program and pledge to:

• Drive the speed limit
• Stop at stop signs
• Stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks
• Yield to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks at intersections
• Share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities
• Eliminate texting and phone use while driving
• Display the West Windsor Pace Car magnet on your car
• Encourage others to take the pledge

Together, we can make West Windsor streets safer for everyone: Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

How does it work? Simply download the form, fill it out, drop it off at the WW Municipal Office or WW Branch Library and pick up your car magnet.

Fun Fact: The Pace Car Program was created by David Engwicht, an international traffic-calming advocate and author of several books on the topic of reducing the negative effects of motor vehicle traffic. Pace Car Programs have been adopted by towns across the United States and Canada.

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Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month via Zoom. We hope to eventually resume meeting in the West Windsor Municipal Building. Email us at [email protected] if you would like the Zoom code.

Find us at the West Windsor Farmers Market (Vaughn Drive parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday from May through Halloween.

Feb. 27 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

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March 14 — annual meeting; guest speaker is Charles Tennyson, head of transporation for Princeton University

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April 27 — Learn to fix a flat bike tire; WW library

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March 14 — annual meeting; guest speaker is Charles Tennyson, head of transporation for Princeton University

April 11 — monthly meeting

May 9 — monthly meeting

June 13 — monthly meeting

July 11 — monthly meeting

Aug. 8 — monthly meeting

Sept. 12 — monthly meeting

Oct. 10 — monthly meeting

Nov. 14 — monthly meeting

Dec. 12 — monthly meeting

Become a Member/Donate

Pace Car Program

Ongoing – Register your bike with the WW Police Department for free

Volunteer Opportunities – Sign up to give back to the community

Now Accepting Applications for WWBPA Student Advisory Board

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