If you live or work in Middlesex County, Keep Middlesex Moving TMA is your Transportation Management Association (TMA). Keep Middlesex Moving (KMM) works with businesses, commuters, elected officials, community groups, schools, and other partners to implement a variety of programs that reduce congestion, increase safety, and improve air quality throughout Middlesex County. KMM offers a comprehensive Safe Routes to School outreach and education program, delivering walking and bicycling safety education programs to elementary and middle school students and organizing a wide range of events and contests that encourage responsible walking and bicycling. In addition, KMM works with schools and towns to create plans and policies to improve the walking and bicycling environment. Like all eight other TMAs, KMM’s Safe Routes to School programs and services are free.

Normally at this time, KMM would be inviting people throughout Middlesex County to celebrate Spring and participate in Bike Month by bicycling to work or school.  Recognizing that work and school schedules are still greatly disrupted by the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, KMM is taking the focus off where people ride and instead asking them just to continue to ride while supporting a great cause.  KMM has partnered with Greater Mercer TMA to sponsor “You Bike. We Give!”  Through this event, the TMAs are asking people throughout both of their service areas to pledge to ride their bike at least once during the month of May.  For every pledge received, the TMAs will donate $1 to the New Brunswick Bike Exchange or the Trenton Bike Exchange.  The bike exchanges are non-profit organizations that repair and refurbish donated bicycles and sell them at modest prices to recirculate the bikes back into the community and support local community services. This May it doesn’t matter where you are riding, just pledge to keep riding and help support these great organizations by taking the “You Bike. We Give!” pledge.

To learn more about “You Bike. We Give!” or the many other programs offered by Keep Middlesex Moving TMA, be sure to visit their website https://kmm.org/

If you don’t live or work in Middlesex County don’t worry, there is a TMA in your area ready and willing to help you make your community safer for walking and bicycling.  To find your TMA, visit https://www.saferoutesnj.org/find-your-srts-regional-coordinator/