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 http://www.walkfriendly.org/index.cfm. Applications are .and Ped Bike Information Center -
"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