NJBWC held the 2014 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in collaboration with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. There were over 20 interesting and informative panel sessions and over 60 speakers. Attendance was over 200 people.
Articles by the press are here:
- Finding Solutions for the 2nd Worst State in Pedestrian Deaths: New Jersey, Cyclists International, February 12, 2014
- New Brunswick Hosts 5th Annual Bike and Walk Summit – Making New Jersey Safer and More Accessible, City of New Brunswick, Feb 10, 2014
- Students come together for fifth bike, walk summit, The Daily Targum, Rutgers University, Feb 10, 2014
- Finding and Fixing the most deadly roads for pedestrians, Asbury Park Press, Feb 7, 2014
- The NJ Bike and Walk Summit to be held Feb 8, Suburban Trends of NorthJersey.com, January 29, 2014
Featured speakers at the 2014 Summit included:
- F.K. Day, Executive Vice President of SRAM and President & Cofounder of World Bicycle Relief
- Jeff Miller, President & CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking
- Bruce Woods, President, National Brotherhood of Cyclists
Panel sessions and presentations included:
- NACTO Urban Streets Guide – presentation on this newly released set of guidelines
- 2014 Alliance Benchmarking Report– update from the 50 states and 51 largest cities with focus on NJ data
- Street Smart Pedestrian Campaign – NJTPA’s new program aimed at reducing pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey
- Morris Canal Greenway Project – presented by the NJTPA
- Organizing Fundraising Events – featuring the Gran Fondo NJ and BTCNJ’s Ramapo Rally
- Creating a School Travel Plan – presented by the Transportation Management Associations
- Creating a Commuter Culture within an Organization – presented by Saris
- Detecting and Counting Bicyclists with Thermal Sensors – presentation by FLIR Intelligent Systems
NJBWC and summit attendees enjoyed a full day of cycling and walking advocacy, networking, sharing of ideas and bridging gaps across NJ communities. For questions, please send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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