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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WWBPA volunteers clear the West Windsor trails

Monday, January 15 by silvia

WWBPA board member Henry Murphy has done incredible work leading volunteers in clearing West Windsor trails so that all of us can better enjoy them. Here’s his report – and consider showing your thanks by becoming a WWBPA member this year.

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Support the WWBPA in 2024

Wednesday, January 10 by silvia

In 2023, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance advocated for safer roads, more sidewalks and new bike lanes.

In the next 12 months, we will push for yet more safety improvements, especially additional pedestrian-activated flashing lights at crosswalks.

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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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A new place to walk in Plainsboro

Friday, November 10 by silvia

Plainsboro has just opened the Bulk Farm Nature Center, an 80-acre parcel on Cranbury Neck Road between Grovers Mill Road and Pollack Court (just before Nostrand Road). This former nursery has numerous trails stretching back toward the Millstone River on its southern border. You’ll find a trail map at the park kiosk and here.

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Our bike drive was a success!

Tuesday, November 7 by silvia

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the WWBPA table at the WW farmers market on Sept. 30, particularly those who dropped off a no-longer-wanted bicycle. We collected 7 for Bike Exchange, which will do any needed repairs and then sell them. All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club.
 
In addition, West Windsor residents dropped off more than two dozen bikes for Bike Exchange at thr town’s Dumpster Day held earlier in September.

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The WWBPA bikes to find the Martians

Monday, October 30 by silvia

We had perfect weather for this year’s free Martian ride, hosted jointly with the Historical Society of West Windsor and marking the 85th anniversary of Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast.

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Our 2024 membership drive kicks off with a twist

Tuesday, September 5 by silvia

Join or renew your WWBPA membership for 2024 in September AND do it in person at the WW farmers market, and you’ll get a thank-you gift from us. We want you or your favorite walker or bike rider to be visible as the days get shorter.

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Our annual bike drive to benefit Bike Exchange is Sept. 30

Wednesday, August 23 by silvia

One of our early bike drives.

Bring your no-longer-wanted bicycles to the West Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 30, where the WWBPA once again will be collecting these donations for Bike Exchange of Trenton.

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WWBPA awards scholarships to 5 WW-P students

Friday, July 7 by silvia

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance congratulates the five winners of its annual scholarship competition. Entries can come from all high school juniors and seniors who live in West Windsor or Plainsboro and attend West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North or South or are West Windsor residents who attend an area private school or are home-schooled.

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WWBPA adds new walk/bike signs in West Windsor

Wednesday, May 24 by silvia

How far is it from the tip of the Trolley Line Trail at Rabbit Hill Road down to Mercer Lake and Caspersen Rowing Center? New signs along the Trolley Line Trail and beyond will tell you — and show you the way. 

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Learn to bike class is June 3

Monday, May 15 by silvia

It’s once again time for the WWBPA’s annual Learn to Bike class for kids.

This popular event is scheduled for Saturday, June 3.

Children should be at least 5 years old. Please bring a working bicycle that fits your child, a helmet (or buy one from the WWBPA for $12), and this completed waiver form. Then leave the teaching to us.

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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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Opening Day Walk to the Farmers Market is this Saturday

Sunday, April 30 by silvia

Following a COVID-induced hiatus, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance is resuming the traditional Opening Day Walk to the West Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday, May 6.

This year’s walk will honor Michael Ogg, a former WWBPA board member and a long-time presence at the market who died earlier this year. Michael, who developed multiple sclerosis as an adult, would come to the market by wheelchair just about every fair-weathered Saturday for many, many years. As a WWBPA board member, he advocated for crosswalks that served everyone, including those in wheelchairs and those pushing strollers.

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Bridge work begins by the D&R Canal towpath near Mapleton Road

Monday, April 24 by silvia

The D&R Canal State Park will be repairing the Millstone Aqueduct Bridge over the D&R Canal in Plainsboro (see red circle on map) beginning the week of April 24.

Access to the D&R Canal towpath from the D&R Canal parking lot off Mapleton Road will be prohibited during active weekday repairs. There will be a detour that uses the berm path to Harrison Street and then reconnects with the towpath there.

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Help us get the entire Trolley Line Trail on Google Maps

Friday, April 21 by silvia

West Windsor’s Trolley Line Trail was extended from Penn Lyle Road to Village Road West in the fall of 2021. But this new 0.4-mile stretch is still not showing up on Google Maps.

Help us get the news to Google. This will take less than 5 minutes! We’re hoping that if Google hears from enough of us, the map will  be updated faster.

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Walk with us on Tuesday mornings

Thursday, April 6 by silvia

Get some fresh air and chat with the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance’s new weekly walking group.

We’ll gather for the first time at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Our regular meeting point is the water fountain by the playground in West Windsor’s Community Park.

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Upcoming Events

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. 13 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

Feb. 20 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

Feb. 27 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

March 5 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

March 12 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

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

March 19 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

March 26 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

April 2 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

April 9 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

April 11 — monthly meeting

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

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

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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

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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