The 2019-2020 school year kicked off with more than 1,100 K-8 students across Hunterdon County participating in International Walk (Bike) to School Day.
International Walk to School Day (I-WALK) is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Students at Barley Sheaf Elementary School (Raritan Twp), Bloomsbury Elementary School, Califon Public School, Clinton Public School, Delaware Township Elementary School, Frenchtown Elementary School, Hampton Public School, High Bridge Elementary School, Lambertville Public School, Lebanon Borough School, Milford Public School, and Reading-Fleming Intermediate School walked to school on designated days.
Hunterdon I-WALK celebrations included the launch of hashtag message campaigns that will continue throughout the school year. Each school will develop their own safety hashtags to promote walk and bike to school safety messaging for upcoming seasonal walk and bike to school events. The hashtags will be included on school websites and social media, shared in the virtual backpacks sent to parents, and printed tags will be distributed to students to display on their backpacks.
Safe Routes to School is a federally funded program, administered by the NJ Department of Transportation, and facilitated locally by goHunterdon. The goals of the program are simple~ “Where it is safe, get kids walking or bicycling; where it is not safe, make it safe.” goHunterdon facilitates Safe Routes to School Programming in Hunterdon County.
For more information on the Hunterdon County Safe Routes to School Program, contact Ryan Fisher, Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
goHunterdon has been awarded a grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The grant, made through The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, will fund Lyft rides for transportation-dependent patients of the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center. The goal of the project is to improve health outcomes, reduce emergency room visits, and hospital readmission rates by removing the transportation constraints that limit follow-up care. The project will also include tracking of several data points to evaluate impact.
goHunterdon will work in collaboration with Hunterdon Healthcare, the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center, and The Horizon Foundation to implement the project over the next 12 months.
The mission of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is to support organizations that make New Jersey healthier. Since its formation in 2004, The Foundation has awarded more than 1,500 grants and more than $56.9 million in support of non-profit organizations that have improved public health and the quality of life in New Jersey.
For more information, contact Tara Shepherd, Executive Director, email@example.com
As October winds down, there is still plenty of beautiful fall foliage to view in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. We’re sharing three of our favorite road, mountain and trail bicycle routes that are currently offering spectacular views of the changing foliage. Continue reading “Fall is a Great Time to Explore Hunterdon County by Bicycle”
Winter weather conditions present unique challenges to motorists. goHunterdon staff is available to provide free a “Winter Driving Safety” presentation at local worksites, non-profit organizations, community groups, or other organizations. Topics covered in the presentation include preparing and planning for driving in winter conditions, preparing your vehicle, responding to specific road conditions, sharing the road with plows and emergency response vehicles, and travel resources.
Presentations are scheduled for one hour, followed by a Q & A discussion period. A minimum of 10 attendees is requested. To discuss scheduling a winter driving safety presentation, contact Christina Edzenga, Commuter Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 908.788.5553, x 12.
Planning a trip to New York City? How about the airport? Maybe you are starting a new have employees that have transportation challenges or want to know more about available transportation services within Hunterdon. Information on all available public transit services and park and ride facilities is easily accessed on the goHunterdon website. Why not bookmark the page for future reference? (https://www.gohunterdon.org/public-transit) Continue reading “Website Features Public Transportation Information”