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.
So what makes us different?
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 and increase access to fresh and healthy food by implementing community gardens and working with bodegas – offering them incentives to encourage them to offer healthy food options.
What do we offer?
For students as well as older adults, we conduct 30-minute visual, age-appropriate and interactive presentations about safety rules and benefits of walking. For bicyclists, in addition to 30-minute presentations, we setup on-bike skills course to teach kids about starting, stopping, scanning, signaling and turning. And we provide free helmets for those who do not have one.
Walking School Bus
A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. We can provide a guide and training about organizing groups of adult volunteers to walk and/ or bike with kids to school.
Audits & Travel Plans
We help schools and municipalities to document the physical condition of the routes used to walk and/ or bike to school and develop plans to improve the walking and bicycling experience. These plans can be used to request Grants for Infrastructure Improvements or Transportation Improvements Set-Aside Program G rants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
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.
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 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.
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:
(201) 939-4242 ext 123
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)