An update on crosswalk safety improvements

Monday, May 20 by silvia

Our advocacy work continues to pay off.

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Our annual learn-to-bike class happens June 1

Thursday, May 16 by silvia

It’s time to sign up for the WWBPA’s once-a-year Learn to Bike class for kids.

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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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Walk with us to the farmers market this Saturday

Monday, April 29 by silvia

Time to head back to the farmers market!

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance will host an Opening Day Walk to the West Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday, May 4. Join us to celebrate the return of the weekly market season.

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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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Learn how to fix a flat tire on April 27

Wednesday, April 10 by silvia

Flat tires are never fun, but we want you to be able to get back on the road on your own.

Join the WWBPA’s FREE Fix-A-Flat Clinic at the West Windsor Library on Saturday, April 27.

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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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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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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.

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.

May 21 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

May 22 — Ride of Silence (postponed from May 15)

May 28 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

June 1 — Learn to bike class at WW farmers market

June 4 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

June 11 — Weekly walking group at Community Park

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July 11 — monthly meeting

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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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