An update on crosswalk safety improvements

Monday, May 20 by silvia

Our advocacy work continues to pay off.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 West Windsor walking and biking map

Sunday, May 1 by silvia

This beautiful new walking and biking map of West Windsor shows all bike lanes, sidewalk, trails and paths – and yes, cut-through sidewalks between neighborhoods — in the township.

Created by the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance together with Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association, this 22-inch x 24-inch map will inspire you and your family to explore more of the township on foot and by bicycle.

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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.

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Now Accepting Applications for WWBPA Student Advisory Board

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