NJ Bike & Walk Summit – Register today!

Friday, February 1 by JerryFoster

Register for the 2013 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit and get reimbursed $25 of the registration fee (assuming you’re a WWBPA member – click to join)! Sponsored by the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, this year’s summit will be held Saturday, February 23 at Rutgers in New Brunswick.

To get reimbursed, members please email us your registration confirmation at wwbikeped@gmail.com and we’ll send you a check.

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Keep Bike and Walk Federal Funding in New Jersey

Wednesday, October 31 by JerryFoster

The WWBPA, the Princeton Free Wheelers and the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition recently sent letters encouraging Governor Christie to spend federal money for biking and walking on biking and walking projects.

Here’s a snip from the WWBPA letter:

“New Jersey’s continued economic development strongly depends on becoming the most livable state, to attract skilled professionals to live and locate their businesses here. As the most densely populated state, we  must look beyond roadway expansion to implement an efficient multimodal infrastructure that is fast, convenient and inexpensive.

Biking and walking is key to increasing livability and transportation efficiency. Those who bike or walk not only have fun and stay healthier, those who bike or walk to work or school reduce congestion and pollution for the entire community.

With relatively modest investments by infrastructure standards, biking and walking, especially to and from transit, can provide a viable alternative to driving a car. The return on these investments will save New Jerseyans over $8,000 per year per car. No other investment can have such a positive impact, and few other states can capitalize on this  opportunity as easily, giving New Jersey a competitive advantage for years to come.

Under the new federal transportation bill, called MAP-21, states have flexibility in the use of funds. We strongly urge you to utilize all MAP-21 funding programs – including HSIP, CMAQ, and STP – to include biking and walking in all transportation projects.

West Windsor Township, New Jersey’s first Bicycle Friendly Community, has been fortunate to enjoy the benefits of federal funds, for example by building sidewalks near the Princeton Junction train station under a Safe Routes to Transit grant. More needs to be done – please make biking and walking investments a top priority.”

You can join us to encourage our officials to spend biking and walking money on biking and walking by contacting our public officials.

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