Come celebrate bicycling and call for more designated bicycle lanes in Trenton on Bike to Work Day – Friday May 17 – with the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) and the Trenton Cycling Revolution (TCR) as they host a “Brunch for Bikers” from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
The organizations will be offering free snacks and drinks to anyone who rides a bike to the event location at the corner of Market Street and South Warren Street in Trenton.
GMTMA and TCR also will use the occasion to join with other bicycling advocates and organizations to commemorate the recent establishment of designated bicycle lanes in Trenton and advocate for further bicycle-friendly facilities and projects in New Jersey’s capital city.
Trenton recently completed a multi-faceted “Trenton Gateway Project” that made a series of roadway, sidewalk, transportation-safety and streetscape improvements along portions of Market Street, South Warren Street, New Warren Street, and Lincoln Highway. The project included the establishment of the first designated bicycle lanes in downtown Trenton, as well as bicycle rack installations in a new pocket park across from the newly opened Mercer County Criminal Courthouse.
The project was carried out by the city with a grant from the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. To commemorate the inaugural network of bicycle lanes, Bridge Commission representatives will be on hand to officially convey project-designation signs to Trenton City Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation will also be in attendance.
“Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle, the many reasons we love to ride, and highlight why bike riding is so great for your health, your community, and the environment,” said Rebecca Hersh, GMTMA’s Transportation Program Coordinator.
“Trenton is slowly but surely becoming a bike-friendly city,” said Dan Fatton, Chair of the Trenton Cycling Revolution. “With the city’s Complete Streets policy recently being ranked 8th best in the country, there is a real opportunity for Trenton to showcase proper implementation and create streets that work for everyone.”