Plan your Walk, Roll or Drive to New Providence Schools with our Interactive Maps

Safe Routes to School MapsTraffic jam near AWR

New Providence Interactive Maps show Safe Routes to School, parks, businesses and after school activities.

Several types of maps using layers over GoogleMaps that you can turn on and off. Safe Routes to School – Public Drop & Go’s, Crossing Guards & Times, bike racks, all sidewalks in town (new) Park & Walk, Park & Wait. Want to see all 35 Drop & Go’s & Meet Ups?   Then login to your school’s website for “Safe Routes to School – Sign In” for lots more!  Between them these 2 maps had over 1100 views by the 2nd day of school.

  1. AWR parents here is your link –  Safe Routes to School – Sign In
  1. Borough Landmarks – municipal facilities, businesses, churches, banks
  2. Routes of Travel – The safest way to walk or bike to school with a separate GoogleMap layer for each neighborhood. A required element of our SRTS School Travel Plan because it so useful to parents and municipal planners alike.  Links here.
    • Allen W. Roberts School Routes of Travel 
    • Salt Brook School Routes of Travel
    • New Providence Middle and High School Routes of Travel – We haven’t done this one yet. If you would find this format useful then please tell us and we’ll add NPMS/NPHS.
  3. GoogleMaps – Use the walking or biking directions functions in New Providence interactive maps and you now get pretty good information, thanks to the 100’s of edits we’ve made over the last 3 years.

Use controls on top bar of each map to go to GoogleMaps

New Providence Landmarks

What was involved

Over the last 3 years we’ve made copious edits to New Providence in GoogleMaps including adding

  • sidewalks (to the base maps and as a layer in the maps above),
  • bicycle suitability of our roads
  • Landmarks not only to the interactive map layers above but also in GoogleMaps, placing businesses in the proper building, updating business names, andeliminating duplicates, etc.
  • Google limits each map to 10 layers and 2,000 points, hence the need to break them into topics
  • Special thanks to the SRTS team and especially the Borough’s Senior Intern who alone made over 350 edits this Spring.  Together we’ve made over a thousand (1,000) edits.
  • If you know a path, cut through, or other feature that should be added or changed, you can submit the change to GoogleMaps and it will be crowd sourced to volunteers such as myself for approval (Shh! Don’t tell my husband).

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Cecile Seth

Trying to make our world better. Mom to 3. Recovering Management Consultant. MBA. STEMshoots.com Founder.

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