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Funding Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities

May 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Creating walkable and bikable communities is a successful strategy for maintaining and restoring economic vitality and improving public health in a community.

The presence of sidewalks and bike facilities increases property values and commercial rents. 
Sidewalks and connected, well-maintained pedestrian networks allow people to safely and conveniently patronize local shops, businesses, and restaurants. 
Improved pedestrian and bicycle safety encourages fewer motorists, leading to less road congestion, gas consumption and cleaner air.

Increasing physical activity by incorporating walking and bicycling trips into daily activity is part of an active lifestyle that is associated with decreased risks for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and colon cancer, as well as an increased sense of mental well-being.
Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality. In particular, tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the NJ Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, NJ Dpartment of Transportation (NJDOT)
  • Trish Sanchez, NJ Safe Routes To School (NJSRTS) Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Parking Information:

There is a parking garage located at 125 Broadway, and several other parking lots surrounding the area, all for different fees.

Details

Date:
May 11, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Sustainable Jersey

Venue

Rutgers Camden Campus Center, West AB Conference Room
326 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102 United States
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