Join us for our Safe Routes Academy at the 2017 NJ Bike & Walk Summit!

Register now for the 8th annual NJ Bike and Walk Summit which will be held:
Saturday, February 25, 2017
8am – 4pm
Friend Center for Engineering Education at Princeton University
William & Olden Streets, Princeton NJ

Our Safe Routes Academy will feature a track of hands-on, interactive sessions to help your community become more walk and bike friendly!   Here is the list of Safe Routes Academy sessions:

Conducting Walkability Audits – Bundle up and hit the pavement to learn how to conduct a walk audit! Participants will learn about best practices and policies that can be implemented in their community to increase walking.  Complete a real-world BikeWalkSummit2017 Logowalk audit, identifying opportunities and concerns to make their own communities more walkable to shops, schools, restaurants, employment centers and parks!

Using Walk Audits to Develop a Plan for a More Bike and Pedestrian Friendly Community – Take the next step toward completing a plan to help you “map out” how to improve pedestrian and bicycle travel and safety throughout your community.  By using walkability assessments as part of your planning process, create important partnerships among stakeholders within the community, generate ideas and actions and help to make your grant applications more competitive so your goals can become a reality!

Utilizing Common Goals to Strengthen Walking and Bicycling Programs – The partnership of walking and bicycling advocates and the Sustainable Jersey program is an excellent example of collaboration toward making healthier and more sustainable communities. Participants in this session will learn about the Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification programs and how health is integrated into the actions.

Funding Opportunities: Big and Small – Attendees will learn about the different types of grant funding available – from larger federal and state grants to smaller health and sustainable community grants.  Participants will walk away with ideas on how to leverage community resources, tips and strategies for applications, and how to find the grants that align with walking and bicycling goals.

And, there will be opportunities to network with advocates, elected officials and leaders, planners, cycling, fitness and health enthusiasts and others interested in making their communities better places to live.  Featured speakers are Paul Steely White, Executive Director for Transportation Alternatives, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and more to come!  For more information and to register, visit njbwc.org/summit-2017.  Check out our Safe Routes Academy Flyer(PDF).

We look forward to seeing you there!