NEW BRUNSWICK CICLOVIA CHAMPION

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Pictured from left to right are members of the New Brunswick Ciclovia Advisory Committee: Manuel Castaneda, Director of Community Health, New Brunswick Tomorrow; Pam Stefanek, Executive Director, New Brunswick City Market; Jaymie Santiago, President, New Brunswick Tomorrow; Chris Gonda, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Keep Middlesex Moving; Lindy Zeledon, Community Agent, New Brunswick Public Schools; and Yesenia Hernandez, Community Health Promotions Program Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Pictured from left to right are members of the New Brunswick Ciclovia Advisory Committee: Manuel Castaneda, Director of Community Health, New Brunswick Tomorrow; Pam Stefanek, Executive Director, New Brunswick City Market; Jaymie Santiago, President, New Brunswick Tomorrow; Chris Gonda, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Keep Middlesex Moving; Lindy Zeledon, Community Agent, New Brunswick Public Schools; and Yesenia Hernandez, Community Health Promotions Program Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Ciclovia received the award for ‘Complete Street Excellence’ from the NJ Department of Transportation and the Voorhees Transportation Center at the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit on September 24, 2019. This award recognizes the work of the New Brunswick Ciclovia Organizing and Advisory Committees in putting on multiple events each year to allow residents from the City of New Brunswick to get outside and be active in a safe, friendly environment all while using designated city streets to walk, bike, skate, dance, stroll and play without vehicles.

New Brunswick Ciclovia began in 2013 when New Brunswick Tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson, Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick came together as the organizing committee to plan Ciclovia, along with funding from both J&J and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital later joined the organizing committee.

New Brunswick has hosted 19 events in the past six years. More than 180,000 people have attended these five-hour events, where in addition to taking advantage of open streets for active living, participants also benefited from over 40 community partners that provided information and activities aimed at helping people live more active and healthier lives.

“Over the past six years, residents of the city have come to love Ciclovia,” said Manuel Castaneda, Director of Community Health for New Brunswick Tomorrow. “We are all proud of and pleased with the work we have done to help make New Brunswick a healthier city for everyone who lives here.”

To learn more about New Brunswick Ciclovia, visit: https://www.nbtomorrow.org/health/new-brunswick-ciclovia

About New Brunswick Tomorrow:
New Brunswick Tomorrow is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of New Brunswick’s people by fostering public and private networks of institutions and community organizations. New Brunswick Tomorrow identifies critical community needs and responds to those needs, serving as a catalyst in developing and supporting solutions that improve the quality of life in New Brunswick. We work with our partners in the city’s public/private revitalization, assuring that health, human service and social issues are addressed that complement the physical and cultural revival of New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.nbtomorrow.org.

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