Don’t Miss Our Bike Week Events Next Week!

9 May

May is National Bike Month, and we at the the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) are gearing up to host a number of events next week to help promote environmentally-friendly transportation options and encourage bicycling.

BIKE TO WORK WEEK

May 16-20

Replace your automobile trips (to work, or to transit, or to an errand) with bike trips during this week! Register for free in advance at www.gmtma.org, and the first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. And after the week is over, log your miles with us and you’ll be eligible to win amazing prizes donated by our generous sponsors: Whole Foods, Small World Coffee, Whole Earth Center, Knapps Cyclery, Hart’s Cyclery, Kopp’s Cycles, McCaffrey’s, and the St. Lawrence Rehab Center. Register for this free event on our website: www.gmtma.org. Questions? Contact rhersh@gmtma.org, or call 609-452-1491.

BREAKFASTS FOR BICYCLISTS

May 16: Trenton Transit Center, 7-9 am

May 17: Princeton Junction Train Station, 6:30-8:30 am

Do you bike to the train station? If so, stop by the Trenton Transit Center on Monday May 16 from 7-9 am, or the Princeton Junction station on Tuesday May 17 from 6:30-8:30 am, and we will be handing out free coffee and refreshments to bicyclists on their way to work! Questions? Contact rhersh@gmtma.org, or call 609-452-1491.

 

LUNCH & LEARN: BICYCLING AND WALKING IN HOBOKEN

May 20, 12:15-2:00 pm, Princeton Public Library, First Floor Community Room

Through a variety of innovative planning, transportation, and parking strategies, Hoboken, New Jersey is rapidly transforming itself into one of the most bikeable and pedestrian-friendly municipalities in New Jersey. The consulting firm Civic Eye Collaborative recently produced a film that documents some of the strategies that have been implemented to reduce the need for automobile ownership, and to enhance and promote access to transit and other non-motorized transportation modes. The film shows how fundamental smart urban planning is to the quality of life of citizens, and how important these issues are to a town’s vitality and sustainability. After the movie, Ranjit Walia from Civic Eye Collaborative and Hoboken’s Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs will speak about the importance of community outreach and sustainable transportation, and help guide the audience through a “visual preference survey” to engage in a discussion about where, how, and if similar transportation strategies could work in our communities. Lunch refreshments will be served, and attendees will be eligible to participate in a free raffle! Space is limited, please pre-register by emailing rhersh@gmtma.org, or calling 609-452-1491.

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