Safer crossings near schools are coming, thanks to the WWBPA

Wednesday, July 17 by silvia

West Windsor Council on Monday moved forward on several bicycle and pedestrian improvements requested by the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance.

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Congratulations to our scholarship winners

Monday, June 17 by silvia

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance awards scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors whose efforts align with our vision of making West Windsor a safer and more enjoyable place for people of all ages to walk and bike. That could include active commuting, encouragement, safety awareness or advocacy.

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An update on crosswalk safety improvements

Monday, May 20 by silvia

Our advocacy work continues to pay off.

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Speak up at a public hearing in favor of more pedestrian-activated flashing lights

Sunday, May 5 by silvia

West Windsor Township Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed FY24-25 budget during the May 13 council meeting.

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Join us for National Bike Month and the Ride of Silence

Sunday, April 28 by silvia

The 2023 Ride of Silence is ready to roll.

May is National Bike Month, and as part of it, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance will host Central Jersey’s only Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 15. (UPDATE: POSTPONED TO MAY 22 because of wet weather)

The Ride of Silence is an international event that honors all those cyclists who have been injured – or worse, killed – while pedaling.

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A big win for safer crosswalks

Monday, April 1 by silvia

We asked local government officials for more money for those pedestrian-activated yellow flashing lights at crosswalks — and we’re thrilled to report that we got it!

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Our 2023 was busy; 2024 could be even busier!

Thursday, March 21 by silvia

Thank you to all who attended the WWBPA’s annual meeting on March 14.For those who couldn’t make it, we want to share a few slides that sum up our busy 2023 and our even bigger plans for 2024.

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Annual meeting is March 14; here’s what to expect

Wednesday, February 28 by silvia

You’re invited to attend the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance’s annual meeting at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the West Windsor library.

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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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Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, either at 6:45 pm at the WW library or at 7 pm via Zoom. Email us at [email protected] for details, including the Zoom code.

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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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