See photos from our expert Panel Discussion, 2017


CHECK OUT PHOTOS of our panel discussion "Fostering A Pedestrian-Friendly Community." Experts talked about benefits of walking, ranging from health to safety to community building.

Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman, the panel will explore all aspects of walking and pedestrian life, with special attention paid to Ridgewood's past—and its future—as a walkable town.


Thank you to all our panelists for a substantive and entertaining talk:

Lisa ChamberlainPhysical Therapist, Valley Hospital

Joe Getz, Founding Principal, JGSC

Lenore Skenazyauthor/columnist (Free Range Kids), chair, Let Grow

Leigh Ann Von Hagen, Senior Researcher, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers


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In celebration of The 125th Anniversary of The Village of Ridgewood, Ridgewood Walks presents our 3rd Annual WALKTOBERFEST—with a special focus on historic venues! Join us for this month-long, walking initiative during October—enjoy the variety of FREE, guided and themed walking tours offered by local volunteers to highlight the best parts of our community: our businesses, leadership, educational & volunteer organizations—and of course, our neighbors. This year, we encourage you to make a $10 donation to the Ridgewood Historical Society to preserve our Village's historic artifacts and the Schoolhouse Museum. Visit www.ridgewoodhistoricalsociety for more information and to donate...or bring a check to your tour ambassador made out to Ridgewood Historical Society.‚Äč



keeping in step with our walkable village