Community Power New Jersey: Our Streets
Cycling activists Jacque Howard, Shereyl Snider, and Wills Kinsley are on a mission to solve Trenton, New Jersey’s car-centric design and give its streets back to the community.
In the US, nearly half of all trips are shorter than three miles, or a 20-minute bike ride, and at least 20% of trips are within a 20-minute walk. What environmental impacts would be possible if cities were designed to make these green travel options safe and accessible for everyone? Cycling activists Jacque Howard, Shereyl Snider, and Wills Kinsley are on a mission to solve Trenton, New Jersey’s car-centric design and give its streets back to the community. Working alongside historically excluded communities, this Trenton collective has activated bicycle infrastructure development, implemented traffic calming measures, created bike repair shops, and inspired community education and unity. These efforts might seem like small steps, but they quickly add up to show the rest of the world the possibility and impact of community action for safe streets, clean transportation, and environmental justice.
Click here to view the first three films in the series: Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands), directed by Pita Juarez; Community Power Nevada: Unidxs En Acción (United In Action), directed by Nicolas Cadena; and Community Power Indiana: Beyond the Line, directed by Sam Mirapoorian.