The NJ SRTS Resource Center conducted phone interviews with recipients awarded SRTS grant funds from 2007 to 2015 and queried about grantee experiences, progress, challenges, and plans for the future. These interviews yielded: 1) an analysis of the grant implementation process, and 2) case studies detailing grants awarded to four NJ municipalities—Ridgewood was one of the four municipalities.
Ridgewood received four grants through the NJ SRTS program. In 2007, Ridgewood received two grants: an infrastructure improvement and a non-infrastructure programming grant with a combined total of $158,000. The first grant focused on Ridge Elementary School and George Washington Middle School. The non-infrastructure grant complemented this effort and extended engagement to the entire district. In 2008 Ridgewood received a non-infrastructure grant of $42,000 to address congestion and safety issues across all schools and to further the adoption of walking and bicycling to school by more Village families. In 2012, Ridgewood was awarded an additional infrastructure grant of $175,000 to continue crosswalk and sidewalks upgrades.
To read the full report: Ridgewood: SRTS Grant Recipient Case Study