Pledge To Be a "Walk" Star

Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs

Helping your community promote walking, bicycling, safety and health


Walking and bicycling are easy and simple ways to make physical activity a part of your daily routine. We can help you plan, develop, and implement activities in your school or community to improve safety and promote walking and bicycling.

Program Brochure

 

So what makes us different?

Public-Private Partnership

We partner with government agencies, private foundations, local non-profits and others to identify priorities and possible funding sources to implement bike and pedestrian programs to make your community safer and healthier. Our services are available at no cost to you.

 

Focus on Kids

Kids are a major focus of our efforts and we offer a range of services from safety information and bike rodeos to poster contests and free bike helmets. We help schools to conduct walk audits and develop travel plans – a pre-requisite to tap additional federal funding.

 

Building a Culture of Health

In disadvantaged communities, we help improve a community’s health by encouraging biking and walking, better lighting, safer streets, and reduced air pollution.

What do we offer?

Presentations & Events

We can come to your site and conduct 30-minute visual, age-appropriate, and interactive presentations about safety rules and benefits of walking or biking.

We could also set up an on-bike skills course to teach bicyclists  about starting, stopping, scanning, signaling, turning, and riding in traffic. A limited number  of free helmets are available for youth who do not have one.

Our online Safety Presentations & Worksheets could help you learn from home.

Street Smart Campaigns

In partnership with NJTPA and local police we can help your community to conduct safety education and enforcement campaigns as we strive to help New Jersey move toward zero deaths on the road.

Travel Plans

We help schools and municipalities to assess the physical condition of the routes used to walk or bike to school and develop travel plans to improve the walking and bicycling experience. These plans can help you apply for SRTS Grants for Infrastructure Improvements or Transportation Improvements Set-Aside Program Grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. (NJDOT).

School Travel Toolkit

During COVID-19, our School Travel Toolkit provides a wealth of information for schools and parents about the options to safely commute to school – walking, bicycling, riding a scooter, taking the bus, or driving in your car.

Bike Locker Program

In partnership with NJ Transit, we manage enclosed bike lockers at seven train stations that can be rented for a nominal amount by commuters using public transit. The lockers are designed to protect bikes from weather, theft or damage in addition to eliminating the cost and hassle of parking.

Awards

Every year, we host a recognition event to celebrate the efforts of schools and municipalities who promote safe walking and biking. The awardees earn points towards grants provided by NJDOT and Sustainable Jersey.

Click here to see criteria for the recognition program.

Directions for award nomination

Bike & Pedestrian Curated Resources

We have curated Bike & Pedestrian information, including fun activities that have been organized by age from pre-school to high-school as well as for parents and teachers. They are updated every week to ensure you have access to the most current information. Click below for the latest.

Library of Curated Resources

What does it cost?

Our bicycle and pedestrian programs are funded by a combination of federal, state and private grants and are offered at no cost to schools, municipalities and community organizations.

How does it work?

We schedule events on weekdays during school or after school.  And we also schedule a limited number of weekend events.

To schedule an event, please contact:

Lisa Lee

201-939-4242 Ext 123

[email protected]