Program Promotes the Greening of New Jersey for Bicyclists, Walkers

Educating environmental planners about making New Jersey communities more walkable and bikeable

In 2003 and 2004, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, a nonprofit organization that supports more than 300 environmental commissions in the state, developed and implemented a program to educate New Jersey municipalities about the benefits of biking and walking.

Key Results
The project accomplished the following:

  • The association held three seminars in April and May 2003 in three New Jersey municipalities on the benefits of making communities more bikeable and walkable, and the steps necessary to achieve this.
  • The association published a feature article, "Health-conscious Community Planning," in ANJEC Report, its quarterly publication.
  • The association published Pathways for the Garden State: A Local Government Guide to Planning Walkable, Bikeable Communities, a booklet on creating greenways throughout the state, which is available online.

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $29,942 for this project from December 2002 to January 2004.

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