Stride and Ride With Hudson TMA

Each year, in June, the Hudson TMA provides a fun and interactive outdoor bicycle safety program. Seventy volunteers work with children at ten safety stations and obstacle courses affording a unique educational experience. The program is free and the children who wish to participate must have their own bicycle and be accompanied by a guardian.

To learn more about the Stride & Ride event and to see pictures and video from last year’s bike rodeo, visit the Hudson TMA webpage

Posted in Bicycling, Education, Encouragement

Stride and Ride With Hudson TMA

Each year, in June, the Hudson TMA provides a fun and interactive outdoor bicycle safety program. Seventy volunteers work with children at ten safety stations and obstacle courses affording a unique educational experience. The program is free and the children who wish to participate must have their own bicycle and be accompanied by a guardian.

To learn more about the Stride & Ride event and to see pictures and video from last year’s bike rodeo, visit the Hudson TMA webpage

Posted in Bicycling, Education, Encouragement

Register for the Upcoming Walking School Bus Webinar

This webinar is brought to you by two Transportation Management Associations — Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving, and the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Technical note: To hear the webinars, your computer must be able to play audio.

 

“All Aboard the Walking School Bus: Walking to School in a Safe, Fun, and Healthy Way”

Thurs. April 19, 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Walking School Buses and Bike Trains are great for getting more kids to walk and bike to school, but organizing them can be a challenge. Join us for this 45 minute webinar on successful approaches and resources for creating group walks and rides to school.

This webinar will help participants:

  • Understand the benefits of creating a Walking School Bus
  • Learn the key components of a successful program
  • Hear case studies of successful programs in New Jersey
  • Learn about resources available to help implement a Walking School Bus or Bike Train program

Click here to register for this webinar.

Posted in Education, Encouragement, Walking

Register for the Upcoming Walking School Bus Webinar

 

This webinar is brought to you by two Transportation Management Associations — Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving, and the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Technical note: To hear the webinars, your computer must be able to play audio.

 

“All Aboard the Walking School Bus: Walking to School in a Safe, Fun, and Healthy Way”

Thurs. April 19, 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Walking School Buses and Bike Trains are great for getting more kids to walk and bike to school, but organizing them can be a challenge. Join us for this 45 minute webinar on successful approaches and resources for creating group walks and rides to school.

This webinar will help participants:

  • Understand the benefits of creating a Walking School Bus
  • Learn the key components of a successful program
  • Hear case studies of successful programs in New Jersey
  • Learn about resources available to help implement a Walking School Bus or Bike Train program

Click here to register for this webinar.

Posted in Education, Encouragement, Walking

Mark your calendars for two exciting upcoming Safe Routes to School webinars!

These webinars are brought to you by two Transportation Management Associations — Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving, and the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Technical note: To hear the webinars, your computer must be able to play audio.

“Walking and Biking to School: Inspiring Safer, Healthier, More Active Students”

Thurs. March 29, 12:15pm – 1:00pm

During this 45 minute webinar, you’ll learn the basics of Safe Routes to School. Whether you are new to Safe Routes to School or are looking for effective messages to engage your community, this webinar will cover key messages and practical strategies to get kids walking and biking to school.

This webinar will help participants:

  • Discover ways to get SRTS programs off the ground
  • Learn why SRTS is so important to our communities and our kids
  • Identify the best types of SRTS programs for your community

Click here to register for this webinar.

“All Aboard the Walking School Bus: Walking to School in a Safe, Fun, and Healthy Way”

Thurs. April 19, 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Walking School Buses and Bike Trains are great for getting more kids to walk and bike to school, but organizing them can be a challenge. Join us for this 45 minute webinar on successful approaches and resources for creating group walks and rides to school.

This webinar will help participants:

  • Understand the benefits of creating a Walking School Bus
  • Learn the key components of a successful program
  • Hear case studies of successful programs in New Jersey
  • Learn about resources available to help implement a Walking School Bus or Bike Train program

Click here to register for this webinar.

Posted in Bicycling, Education, Encouragement, Walking

Healthy Community Development Grants

Are you looking for ways to fund a small project that encourages students to walk or bike to school?  If so, Healthy Community Development (HCD) grants may be just the solution you need.

What are Healthy Community Development grants? 

Healthy Community Development grants are issued through the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), the Office of Nutrition & Fitness (ONF) in Family Health Services and the New Jersey Council of Physical Fitness and Sports (NJCPFS).  Together, these agencies provide grants to organizations looking to fund programs that stymie the increase in obesity and serious chronic disease

The grant operates under the principle that altering the physical environment will encourage people to make healthier decisions and lead a more active lifestyle.  The goal – make the healthy choice the easy choice.  Moreover, the grants are issued as “seed” money.  Grants range from $2500 – $10,000.  The grants act as a catalyst with the hope of giving organizations leverage to attract grants from other community resources.  To date, 87 grants totaling to $300,000 have been issued.

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Posted in Bicycling, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, Funding, Grants, Walking

Inspiring the Next Generation

Imagine a school zone designed by 7th graders.  What would they change? What kind of new features would they include? Intrigued by the idea of fusing community-generated design with Safe Routes to School concepts, Tiffany Robinson, a planner with the RBA Group, set out to find answers to these very questions. She contacted Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit, and volunteered as an afterschool, community planning teacher

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Posted in Bicycling, Education, Encouragement, Evaluation, Walking