Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NEW!! - Walk Friendly Communities Program from PBIC

The other day I explored the continued failure of a New Jersey town to score a Bicycle Friendly Community. Well all is not lost. The below message comes from Peter Bilton at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, about a new Walk Friendly Communities program sponsored by both the FHWA and the Ped Bike Information Center (a great resource BTW).

With many old New Jersey towns built well before the advent of the automobile and with pedestrian safety a hot topic at the State and community level, it should be easy for whole bunch of New Jersey towns to score these awards. At least I hope so. Something tells me South Orange will be one of the first to score one of these (wink, wink).

Below is the message from Peter Bilton at VTC:
You might be interested in the new Walk Friendly Communities recognition program from FHWA and Ped Bike Information Center - Applications are due December 15th.

"Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. The WFC program will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort."


Peter Bilton, AICP/PP
Senior Research Specialist
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(732) 932-6812 ext. 586;

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