See photos from our Panel Discussion, from Sept. 26th


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


Ridgewood Walks Walking Tours Are Open!

Summertime is for taking walks, so walk with us as we Step Into Summer!  This June, Ridgewood Walks continues our walking initiative to create a more vibrant and connected community by promoting a walkable downtown, all month long! Throughout June, a number of themed tours will be lead by local ambassadors. These local experts will give you the opportunity to learn about our village's history, neighbors, local business owners and community leaders.

Tours are scheduled to encourage our residents to learn more about Ridgewood's beautiful historic sites, parks and business establishments. They will cover a variety of subjects, including architecture, food, fashion, and religious centers...and they're FUN!

Sign-up HERE starting on May 30th—and all month— as we add tours. Take as many tours as you like!

Want to be a Tour Ambassador?

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keeping in step with our walkable village