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Earlier this month, the Township of Hanover notified and awarded the winners of the Township of Hanover’s Inclusive Healthy Communities Mobility Plan survey raffle. The winners are: Anthony Grabas and Dianne Jones. Using a random number generator, each survey respondent who opted into the raffle was assigned a number. A member of Hanover’s Inclusive Healthy Communities advisory team, Daniel Berek, of the DAWN Center for Independent Living, selected the two winning numbers. The winners each received a $100 VISA gift card and commemorative certificate for their participation in the project.
Raffle winner Anthony Grabas posing with his certificate.
The survey was advertised in local media, on the Township website, and in public spaces (the local libraries, Starbucks, Panera Bread, etc.), and ran from June 1, 2021, until August 31, 2021. Respondents were asked about the transportation methods they use and how they and move around within the Township of Hanover.
The data collected from the survey along with feedback from focus groups conducted with partner organizations ARC Morris, Employment Horizons, Independence 360, and Hanover Dial-A-Ride, by the Township’s consultant, Feeley Consulting, will be factored into the creation of the Township of Hanover Mobility Plan. The Mobility Plan along with theExisting Mobility Services Report and Infrastructure Inventory Analysis will be made available to the public when completed. In these reports, Feeley Consulting will be describing immediate traffic infrastructure changes at key crosswalk locations and suggested service upgrades to the Township’s Dial-A-Ride program. These changes will be implemented in 2022.
The Inclusive Healthy Communities (IHC) Grant Program is an initiative designed to provide funding opportunities to communities and organizations in New Jersey to promote inclusive practices that support the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities in the communities where they live.
Hanover Township’s goals with the grant program are to create opportunities for greater mobility in the community and make it a truly inclusive place to work, live and play. The resulting product – The Township of Hanover Mobility Plan - will offer guidance to maximize the efficiency of the Township's existing transportation network and infrastructure by developing strategies for long-term transportation upgrades that are inclusive of people with disabilities and will advance sustainable practices, systems, and environmental changes.
This initiative was funded by an Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant from the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.