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NJ Bike and Walk Summit

Through a blog that I’m known to read, Walk Bike Jersey, I learned that the Annual New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit is coming to New Brunswick this year on February 23rd.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the state of New Jersey’s bicycle scene, advocacy, and more importantly how the future is looking.

I’ve already signed up, and you should too!

What you can expect from the Bike and Walk Summit…

New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition Logo

To start, the summit is put together by the NJ Bike and Walk Coalition, in conjunction with Voorhees Transportation Center, so head over there to learn a bit more–but here are the highlights.

Cost:

Registration is $50 in advance and $65 at the door. Sign up now to save a few bucks.

Planned sessions to take place:

-MAP-21 and Beyond
-Creating a regional bike plan: The Philadelphia Regional Circuit
-Walk the Walk: Individual & Community Wellness One Step at a Time
-Bicycle Friendly America Program
-Bicycle Authors Roundtable
-Riding Across the USA
-Organizing the New Brunswick Ciclovia

“The Planning Committee of the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, chaired by board member Karen Jenkins, is pleased to announce several of the exciting sessions and events at the 2013 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, to be held on February 23, 2013. Come to the Summit and meet many other leaders of walking and biking from New Jersey, the region and the nation. This marks the fourth consecutive New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit and the second year it will be held in New Brunswick in collaboration with Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University.”

More Bike and Walk information about each individual session, speakers and more.

You can see that this summit is not just for New Jerseyans. Discussions about the state of bicycling on a local, state, regional and national level will be taking place with speakers from all over the country. There will be a lot to learn.

If you don’t plan on joining, please subscribe, and check back for detailed notes on the summit.

New Brunswick and Rutgers University

We all know that I love New Brunswick, and Rutgers University, and the summit is being held at the Civic Square Building in downtown New Brunswick. The Civic Square building is home of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University which is RU’s Planning and Public Policy School–a leader in the country.

I would say that not only is New Brunswick a leader in promoting bicycling in the city, but Rutgers University certainly is as well. I just spent this past weekend around the many campuses of Rutgers with my friend Brett who writes for The 1st Five and I was impressed by the number of bike racks, new bike lanes, and bikes I saw around campus. I think I’ll be writing an in depth profile soon on how bicycling is going over at the old RU.

The Civic Square building is a quick walk from the New Brunswick Train Station(pictured above) and I would absolutely encourage you to take your bike a long and see what you think about bicycling around the city.


Will you plan on joining in on the fun? Do you ride around any college campuses? How do you feel about the bicycle culture there?


Happy Monday everyone, enjoy your week, drink coffee, be merry, ride safe, and all that jazz!

Ezra

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