This new law helps keep cyclists and others safe on the road

Tuesday, August 10 by silvia

Governor Murphy has signed a law that requires motorists to give cyclists and other non-motorists a wide berth when passing.

The Safe Passing Law informs motorists when and how to safely pass a cyclist, pedestrian and other vulnerable road users (such as skaters and people on scooters or in wheelchairs).

If you’re driving and need to pass one of these non-motorists on the road, here’s what to do:

  1. Move over one lane from the cyclist, pedestrian or other road user IF it is possible AND SAFE to do so.
  2. If no additional lane is available, pass when there is at least 4 feet between your vehicle and the cyclist, pedestrian or other user.
  3. If neither is a safe option, reduce your vehicle speed to 25 mph. Reduce your vehicle’s speed even further if the posted speed limit is less than 25 mph.

Please don’t try to squeeze by a cyclist or other vulnerable road user, especially if you can’t see oncoming traffic.

Remember that cyclists ride as far to the right as practicable – that does not mean they hug the curb or white line. They (and others) need room to navigate around glass, yard waste and other debris in the road, bike lane or shoulder, and they hate potholes and bumps at least as much as you do.

Slowing down and passing safely likely will cost you just seconds, but your actions can prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities.

The law takes effect early next year, but please start following it now. New Jersey joins 42 other states with similar laws, so take these habits with you when you leave the Garden State.

A reminder to cyclists: bike in the same direction as traffic. It’s not only the law, it’s safer. Remember to be visible and be predictable. Pedestrians, you should walk in the direction of oncoming traffic as much as possible when in the road.

Comments »

2021 Membership Drive

Saturday, January 23 by joegorun

Jan/Feb is the WWBPA Membership Drive. Help us help you to improve West Windsor in 2021 and beyond. Want to see improved Bike and Ped infrastructure, safety and education in our community? Support WWBPA through our membership drive. Select Join/renew below and donate today.

Comments Off on 2021 Membership Drive

WW Recreation Community Bicycle Ride

Thursday, October 8 by joegorun

Did you buy a new bike during quarantine?  Here is your chance to ride with your family, friends and neighbors along the Trolley Line Trail!  On Saturday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. WW Rec will be running a Community Bike Ride starting at West Windsor Community Park.  You must pre register for the event – NO ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN.  Masks will be required during check in and getting ready for the ride.  Masks not required during the ride. See attached flyer for more information.  Hope to see you there!

Comments Off on WW Recreation Community Bicycle Ride

Getting out in the Community

Thursday, September 10 by joegorun

Hello everyone! My name is Maanya D., and I am one of the student advisors for the WWBPA. This month I have set a goal for myself to bike at least four times a week. To achieve my goal, I went biking around my community, with my friends and family, and even some of Princeton’s beautiful trail areas. Through my ventures, I realized that people are spending time with family and friends instead of their screens now more than ever, which is fantastic. Now that most people are continuing their daily lives virtually, we must remember the importance of going outside and getting some fresh air while also maintaining safety/health precautions. This can be done through a bike ride, a walk, a run, and many other activities. Personally, the extra time at home has allowed me to spend more time with my parents, grandparents, and other members. Overall, I think it is essential to spend some time away from our screens and with our loved ones during times like these.
Thanks, Maanya D.

Comments Off on Getting out in the Community

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!

Comments Off on A Student’s Perspective

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.

Comments Off on WWBPA Annual Mtg – Public

“Bikes vs Cars” Movie Screening Night 2/9

Tuesday, January 14 by joegorun

Movie Night Sunday Feb 9 at 3pm- “Bikes vs Cars” (snow date Feb 23)- free to attend – to be held at the WW Arts Council Bldg located at 952 Alexander Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ. Come join us before the Oscars begin.

Comments Off on “Bikes vs Cars” Movie Screening Night 2/9

2020 Membership Drive

Monday, November 18 by joegorun

Help us help you to improve West Windsor in 2020 and beyond. Want to see improved Bike and Ped infrastructure, safety and education in our community? Support WWBPA through our membership drive. Select JOIN on the left now! Join/renew and donate today.

Comments Off on 2020 Membership Drive

Farmers Market

Friday, October 11 by joegorun

Get ready, get set… Oct 12 and Oct 26 are the last two weeks WWBPA will be at the Farmers Market this year. Come on out and see us. Oct 26 will be the halloween parade too. Come out and have some fun.

Comments Off on Farmers Market

Learn to Bike Event

Wednesday, May 29 by joegorun

Does your child want to learn how to bicycle? WWBPA uses a proven way to teach how to ride quickly. In no time, your child will be riding a two wheeler without training wheels. Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:30 am-12:30 pm at the WW Farmers Market. Free for WWBPA members. Helmet required (or we have low cost ones available).

Comments Off on Learn to Bike Event

WWBPA @ WW Community Day

Thursday, May 9 by joegorun

Come on out to see WWBPA and spin the wheel at the West Windsor Community Day event on Sat 5/11 12pm-4pm at Duck Pond Park.

Comments Off on WWBPA @ WW Community Day

WWBPA @ WW Farmers Market

Friday, April 12 by joegorun

Come visit WWBPA at our spring opening participation in West Windsor’s Farmers Market on May 4. WWBPA will also lead a walk to the FM from Windsor Haven beginning at 9am. Be there….

Comments Off on WWBPA @ WW Farmers Market

Donate your old bikes

Monday, September 10 by joegorun

Support Our Bike Drive (And the Boys & Girls Club)

Do you have bikes you no longer need cluttering up your garage or basement? Bring them to West Windsor Farmers? Market (Vaughn Drive parking lot, off Alexander Road) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 22 for the WWBPA?s bike drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton.

Bicycles of all sizes and condition are gratefully accepted, and donations are tax-deductible. Last year, we collected more than 50 bikes, and this year, we’re working to do even more.

The bikes are refurbished by the volunteers of?Bike Exchange?and sold at their store in Ewing. Proceeds fund the Boys and Girls Club?s after-school programs. This amazing group had already sold more than 500 bikes THIS YEAR and raised thousands of $ for the Boys & Girls Club. (Watch this video?about Bike Exchange and Boys & Girls Club.)

Bike Exchange also supports the WWBPA?s ?learn to bike? classes by lending us a few bikes just in case a participant needs a slightly different size. Sometimes that makes all the difference!

If you miss the bike drive, several area bike shops serve as drop-off sites.

If you?re looking for a bike for your child that you know will be outgrown pretty quickly, this is a great place to consider. It?s also a great place to find authentic retro bikes, among other kinds, for adults. (It?s not a replacement for a bike shop, just a nice addition).

Comments Off on Donate your old bikes

WWBPA Rogers Arboretum Trail Clearing

Monday, July 16 by joegorun

With the recent storms, several downed trees are blocking the trails around West Windsor making them unpassable. A few dates have been organized to help clear the trails and need your help.

WWBPA Clearing Rogers Arboretum
Saturday 7/21/18 8:30-10:30 am.
Please meet at Rogers Arboretum parking lot off Clarksville Rd across from Norchester Drive.

Bring chain saws, lopers, eye protection, hand saws, gloves, water and let?s clear the trails.

Please RSVP – not required but helpful to let us know you will participate:
https://www.volunteersignup.org/8AYHT

Comments Off on WWBPA Rogers Arboretum Trail Clearing

Where do you want new trails?

Thursday, June 14 by joegorun

Here’s your opportunity to tell WWBPA and GMTMA where you’d like to see new trails for biking, running and walking in and around our community.

https://tinyurl.com/GMTrailNetwork

Comments Off on Where do you want new trails?

Learn to Bike Event Sat. 6/2

Saturday, June 2 by joegorun

Bring your children to the WWBPA learn to bike event at the WW Farmers Market 9:30-12:30 on Saturday 6/2. In no time, your child will be riding a two wheeler without training wheels. Free for WWBPA members. Helmet required (or we have low cost ones available).

Comments Off on Learn to Bike Event Sat. 6/2

WWBPA at WW Community Day May 12

Thursday, May 10 by joegorun

Come by and see WWBPA participating at WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 12.?From 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm, Free Admission, Duck Pond Park, Meadow Road. In addition to WWBPA, there will be Food, Face Painting, Kids Rides, Fire Trucks, Local Organizations, Vendors and MORE!

Comments Off on WWBPA at WW Community Day May 12

Lots of Activities Coming This Spring

Thursday, April 12 by joegorun

It’s going to be an active springtime this year at WWPBA. Lots of activities and participation planned including BikeFest, Learn to Bike, several rides in May and of course we’ll be at the Farmers Market starting May 5. Come check them out. See WWBPA.org for the full calendar.

Comments Off on Lots of Activities Coming This Spring

WWBPA Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Wednesday, February 28 by joegorun

WWBPA has issued its annual scholarship for June 2018 Graduating Seniors. See the link?https://wwbpa.org/action/scholarships/ for more details and the application due May 1.

 

Comments Off on WWBPA Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Annual Membership?Meeting on March 8

Friday, February 9 by joegorun

Everyone is invited to attend the WWBPA Annual Membership?Meeting?March 8 @ 7 pm?in the WW Municipal Bldg ? Theme: Vision Zero for Downtown West Windsor/Princeton Junction; Guest Speaker: Aylin Green to discuss Creative Placemaking ? differentiating our town.

Comments Off on Annual Membership?Meeting on March 8

Archives

Categories

Tag Cloud

bicycle bicycle commuting Bicycle Friendly Community bicycle safety Bicycle Tourism bicycling Bike/Ped Path Bike Commuting bike lanes bike path bike racks bike ride bike safety biking Community Bike Ride Complete Streets crosswalk D&R Canal Downtown Princeton Junction East Coast Greenway Historic Bike Trail League of American Bicyclists Learn to BIke Livable Communities Main Street Mercer County mercer county bike commuting Mercer County Park multi-use trails National Bike Month NJDOT pedestrian pedestrian safety Plainsboro Princeton Princeton Junction train station Ride of Silence Route 571 safety sidewalks Smart Transportation speed limits traffic walking West Windsor

Upcoming Events

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

Oct. 14   Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municipal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level) or via zoom due to covid

Oct. 16   Bike drive for Bike Exchange to benefit Boys & Girls Club — WW Farmers Market

Nov. 11  Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municipal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level) or via zoom due to covid

Dec. 9     Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municipal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level) or via zoom due to covid

Become a Member/Donate

Pace Car Program

Ongoing – Register your bike with the WW Police Dept for Free

Volunteer Opportunities – Sign up to give back to the community

Now Accepting Applications for WWBPA Student Advisory Board

More Events »

Visit our Facebook Page

Follow us on Twitter

Google Group