About three dozen people - a mix of older residents, community advocates and Township decision-makers - turned out on October 9 for a "Senior Walkability Workshop."
The event, sponsored by Age-Friendly Teaneck, the Township and the New Jersey Department of Transportation,
featured a presentation on pedestrian safety issues, followed by a short field walk on sidewalks near the Township municipal complex. The transportation experts leading the event pointed out pedestrian hazards along the way, some obvious to all, others harder to spot. Afterward, participants gathered around a map of Teaneck to share information about about areas of town where walking can be a challenge for an older adult with a disability – or a young parent with a stroller.
The information yielded in the workshop will be used by the urban planning consultants at Civic Eye Collaborative to produce a comprehensive report on Teaneck’s walkability issues. The report is expected in mid-December and will be posted on Age-Friendly Teaneck's website.
Who We Are
Age-Friendly Teaneck formed in 2016 with this mission in mind: A great place to grow up should be a great place to grow old.