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Funding Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities
May 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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.
- Elise Bremer-Nei, NJ Dpartment of Transportation (NJDOT)
- Trish Sanchez, NJ Safe Routes To School (NJSRTS) Resource Center
- Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey
There is a parking garage located at 125 Broadway, and several other parking lots surrounding the area, all for different fees.