Be a Winner, Go Car Free
Put down those car keys, pick-up that bike, lace up those sneakers, hop on the bus, share the ride with a friend or simply stay home; and be sure and join us Friday, September 21 as we celebrate Car Free Day!
Car Free Day is an international event celebrated on September 22 (we’re celebrating the 21st!) People around the world take part in the event by adopting -sustainable transportation options such as taking public transit, bike, walk, work from home, carpool and vanpool.
Street Smart at the Shore
Another Long Beach Island community joined the Street Smart NJ campaign. On July 25, Street Smart NJ kicked off its summer pedestrian safety campaign in Beach Haven.
Beach Haven has joined forces with Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island Township, and Surf City to educate on safety to pedestrians and motorist on LBI.
Bike to Work Week Winners
This year 147 people registered for the event and together they biked 969.28 miles during Bike to Work Week. The Bike to Work Week challenge had 16 winners; the photo contest had 3 winners, 1 grand prize and 2 honorable mentions, and one team won the Employer Team challenge winner. This year’s sponsors were REI Princeton, Kopp’s Cyclery Princeton, Whole Earth Center, Wegmans, Zvelta, St. Lawrence Rehab and GMTMA.
Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Grants Applications Now Available
County, municipal governments, school districts, and schools are eligible to apply for the grant. Non-profit organizations can be eligible for the grant and may partner with a local public agency that will assume responsibility for the grant.The SRTS program provides funding for infrastructure projects such as installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming, and bicycle facilities and for non-infrastructure projects such as public awareness campaigns, walk and bike to school events and training, traffic education and enforcement, and student lessons on bicycle and pedestrian safety, health, and the environment.
Bookmark Contest Winners
The 5th annual Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design contest ended on March 30. The theme of the contest was “Write and draw about USING YOUR SENSES WHILE WALKING AND BIKING. What kind of things do you hear, touch, smell, or see?” Participants were asked to create a bookmark design and haiku. GMTMA selected two winning designs from Ocean County and two winning designs from Mercer County.
Check Out Our New Website
We kept all your favorite features but gave gmtma.org a fresh new look. Check out our new site to see what’s new and learn more about all of our programs and services. Whether you’re an employer or property manager, commuter or community member, senior or student, we’ve got a program for you! Come and see for yourself at gmtma.org.
Exercising Your Creativity is Poetry in Motion
Calling all artists in third through fifth grade; show your love of walking and biking by creating an original haiku poem and then illustrating it. The theme of the contest is “Write and draw about USING YOUR SENSES WHILE WALKING AND BIKING. What kind of things do you hear, touch, smell, or see?”
We Love Trails
With the vision of Mercer County being home to a multi-use trail network that links communities and provides a safe, low stress option to motorized travel, GMTMA is beginning a planning study to support the development of the trails in Mercer County, Montgomery and Plainsboro.
Greater Mercer 2017 Impact
2017 was a busy year for Greater Mercer TMA. We continues to provide rides for seniors, promote sustainable transportation options and bicycle and pedestrian safety, implemented Street Smart campaigns and provided travel instruction to people with disabilities and seniors.