About

Safe Routes Scoop is the blog of the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS), managed by the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. We are located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Here, we publish:

  • News, ideas and examples of SRTS projects around New Jersey and the nation.
  • Announcements about research, education programs, and presentations from the Center and our sponsor agencies
  • Other newsworthy items about SRTS, bicycling, and walking in New Jersey

The NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center assists public officials, transportation and health professionals, and the public in creating a safer and more accessible walking and bicycling environment through primary research, education and dissemination of information about best practices in policy and design. The Center is supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation through funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

Editorial Board:

Elise Bremer-Nei, AICP/PP,NJ Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Janet Heroux, independent public health consultant and member of the Princeton Township Sidewalk and Bikeway Advisory Committee

John Madera, AICP, Professional Planner, independent consultant

Beverly Stern, R.N., B.S.N, Executive Director, New Jersey State School Nurses Association

Laura Torchio, AICP, Senior Planner, The RBA Group and member of the Montclair Township Safe Routes to School Task Force

Chris Van Brunt, Traffic Safety Coordinator, Burlington County Department of Engineering and retired Evesham Township Police sergeant

Safe Routes Scoop is funded through the NJ Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration and is produced by Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP/PP, Sean Meehan, and Maeve Johnston at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, a part of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.