Friday, January 25, 2013

4th Annual New Jersey Bike Walk Summit Happening February 23rd

The New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition in partnership with the Voorhees Transportation Center will be hosting the 4th Annual New Jersey Bike Walk Summit (link to preliminary agenda) on Saturday February 23rd at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. This year there will be 20 panel sessions to choose from, including one that will discuss The Circuit and how it can affect trail development and bike mobility in New Jersey.

The NJBWC headed up by Executive Director Cyndi Steiner is diving headfirst into state bicycle and pedestrian issues. They have partnered with us as well as the Tri State Transportation Campaign, NJ Future, the Safe Routes to School Partnership and other local advocacy groups on numerous issues. Most notably they have been working with NJDOT and the State's three Metropolitan Planning Organizations on policy changes under MAP-21 and with New Jersey Transit to improve its bike on rail policies. NJBWC's statewide advocacy strengthens our local advocacy efforts in the Garden State.
Registration fee for the Summit is $50 online, $65 at the door. For more information on the NJ Bike and Walk Summit go here. The Bloustein School is just a 5 minute walk from the NJ TRANSIT New Brunswick Station at the corner of Livingston Ave and New St.


Ezra said...

Just registered! Can't wait, thanks for the information on this!

Anonymous said...

Looks good! However, it's a shame that VTC has no secure bike parking and we cannot bring our steeds inside! How to attend by bike w/o losing it? --M

Andrew J. Besold said...


Having worked and studied at VTC, I can tell you that I feel perfectly safe parking my bike outside this building. I've parked my $4000 Campy equipped road bike outside with never a problem. However, there is also a bicycle rack or two in the parking garage accessible around the corner, next to the church on New Street. These racks ar not the best but they are next to the security guard booth and sheltered from the weather.