For the fifth year in a row, the City of New Brunswick has been recognized for its commitment to safe transportation.
New Brunswick has the “Hub City” nickname for a reason. Our location near the Raritan River is a prime point for transportation, with our train station, bus systems and cycling / pedestrian initiatives expanding the Hub’s reach throughout the state and region.
Last year, New Brunswick applied to be a part of the three-year (2016-2019) Safe Routes to School Recognition Program, noting accomplishments such as:
- The City’s Complete Streets Policy
- The Culture of Health Award given by the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids
- Our Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certifications
- Dads Take Your Child to School Day
- New Brunswick Ciclovia
“New Brunswick is known as the Health Care City and the Hub City, and these initiatives show how physical activity and traffic safety are part of what creates healthy lifestyles for our young residents with a positive impact lasting for a lifetime,” said Mayor Jim Cahill.
Along with this Safe Routes to School award, the City also for the fifth year in a row received the Smart Workplaces award. Being a Smart Workplace means that employers make it a priority to accommodate and encourage transportation initiatives that elevate traffic congestion as well as improve air quality. Our bike corrals are an example of one item on the checklist for becoming a Smart Workplace which designate an area outdoor bicycle parking.
Our partner agency the New Brunswick Parking Authority also received the Smart Workplaces recognition.