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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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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Become a WWBPA board member

Sunday, February 19 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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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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Ask for a Speed Hump — Not a Speed Bump — to (Quietly) Slow Traffic

Thursday, January 19 by JerryFoster

Biking and walking is much more comfortable when motorist traffic is slower, plus safety is improved; lower speed reduces both the likelihood and severity of crashes. Sometimes motorists must be reminded to slow down — usually because the road design encourages them to drive too fast.

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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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An Eagle Scout upgrades the trail in Penn Lyle Preserve

Monday, November 28 by silvia

You may spot this new kiosk when you’re on Penn Lyle Road roughly opposite Colonial Avenue and not too far from Arnold Drive.

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A walk in the (Woosamonsa) woods

Wednesday, November 16 by silvia

Are you looking for a pre- or post-Thanksgiving walk? We’ve previously shared information about the trails in Mercer County Park as well as the Trolley Line Trail, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, the Union Transportation Trail and the section of the D&R Canal along the Delaware River. Now WWBPA board member Anne Clifton shares her experience in the Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve in Pennington.

The Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve in north Pennington is an ideal site for a quiet hike amidst fall foliage in Mercer County. Located about 17 miles (a 25-minute drive) from West Windsor, this 146-acre preserve features various types of hardwood trees, wild berry bushes, fungi, creeks with rock crossings and two wooden bridges. Fallen leaves provide a soft colorful carpet underfoot. Minnows abound in the creeks. Some reforestation is underway in the valley area of the preserve.

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Go Nuts!

Tuesday, October 11 by JerryFoster

On your next walk around the neighborhood, check out all the nuts – maybe you know a place in your yard that needs a tree? Plant the nut about an inch into the soil, and see what happens. As they say, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, but the second best time is today!

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A bike ride to commemorate the ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast

Tuesday, October 4 by silvia

On October 30, 1938, a rising star named Orson Welles made history with his “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast. This fake “news bulletin” depicted a Martian invasion of Earth, causing real-life panic. The aliens’ landing site? The historic community of Grovers Mill, right here in West Windsor.
 
Explore this history and related local points of interest with a free 7-mile bicycle ride on Saturday, Oct. 22, with the WWBPA and the Historical Society of West Windsor. You can get more information here. And consider decorating your bike … or coming dressed as a Martian!

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WWBPA teams up with WW Girl Scouts

Friday, September 30 by silvia

A bike ride in Community Park was a fun way for a dozen third-grade Brownies to kick off a new year in Girl Scouts. With help from several WWBPA board members, the girls and some of their parents learned about bicycle safety before eagerly mounting their bikes.

We reviewed the ABC quick check that you should always do before a bike ride, proper helmet fit, hand signals, trail etiquette, and road rules before heading out on our bikes. We also briefed parents on the NJ Safe Passing Law.

The WWBPA can help your scout troop, neighborhood or school group learn to be better bicyclists. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in a bicycle safety talk and escorted ride. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

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Princeton Vision Zero Moves Forward

Sunday, September 11 by JerryFoster

Kudos to Princeton and Mercer County for implementing a new roundabout on Rosedale (CR604) at Johnson Park Elementary!

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Our best tips for getting an errand done by bike instead of by car

Wednesday, August 3 by silvia

Gas prices got you down? Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Or are you looking for a way to get more exercise? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, consider substituting some trips by car with some by bike. 

Here are some of our favorite tips:

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Where to mountain bike in and near West Windsor

Wednesday, July 20 by silvia

We are very fortunate in Central New Jersey to have a wealth of places to mountain bike.

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Discover walking and biking trails in Mercer County Park

Thursday, July 7 by silvia

WWBPA Board Member Anne Clifton shares experiences from walks in the woods of Mercer County Park.

“How’d you like to go on a hiking adventure?” my husband asked after lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Thus began our foray into the woods of Mercer County Park. It’s a great place to get away without leaving West Windsor.

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A new bike/walk crossing over the Delaware River

Tuesday, July 5 by silvia

No toll for those biking or walking.

For those who enjoy walking or bicycling along the D&R Canal towpath by the Delaware River, there’s now one more way to cross between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Our Learn to Bike class returns on June 4

Sunday, May 22 by silvia

The WWBPA will hold its popular Learn to Bike class for kids in the upper Vaughn Drive parking lot (next to the Farmers Market) on Saturday, June 4.

Children should be at least 5 years old, and we encourage parents to become members of the WWBPA, either in person on June 4th or in advance online. Your membership is an investment in making West Windsor a more walkable and bikeable community.

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Test-ride an electric bike at the WW Farmers Market on Saturday

Thursday, May 19 by silvia

Saturday is ebike information and demonstration day at the West Windsor Farmers Market.

As part of National Bike Month, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance is bringing together ebike owners to answer your question and satisfy your curiosity about the many types and styles of electric bikes. Plus Princeton eBikes will be on hand with electric bikes for you to test-ride for a few minutes.

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Join the Ride of Silence bike ride on May 18

Monday, May 9 by silvia

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance will once again host a Ride of Silence as part of National Bike Week.

Now in its 20th year, the Ride of Silence is an international movement to honor all those cyclists who have been injured – or worse, killed – while pedaling. All rides around the world begin at 7 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 18, weather permitting.

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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. 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 15 — deadline for scholarship applications

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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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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