Established in 2009 as The New Jersey Bicycle Coalition, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition is the only state-wide advocacy organization for bicyclists and pedestrians. Our 2010 shift in focus to represent both bicyclists and walkers recognized that we all share common challenges and opportunities. Both groups face an increasing threat from distracted drivers and many of our streets are inadequately designed for biking and walking. There is a strong need for more laws requiring motorists to give vulnerable road users (anyone using the road who is not in a motorized vehicle) a margin of safety when passing them on the road.
Our members include bicyclists and walkers from Ringwood to Cape May. We partner with clubs, advocacy groups, and local, regional, and state agencies. We are supported by a growing list of sponsors who share our goals. We are recognized by both the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking as the state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization for New Jersey.
NJBWC is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity and offers the umbrella of this designation to local groups who share our purpose under a fiscal agency agreement, thereby permitting the group to accept tax-deductible donations. Please contact Cyndi Steiner, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a fiscal agency agreement.
The NJBWC is dedicated to:
- PROTECTING the rights and safety of New Jersey bicyclists and walkers
- PROMOTING bicycling and walking for fun, fitness, and transportation
- EDUCATING bicyclists, walkers, and drivers about our rights and responsibilities
- CONNECTING our communities with a smarter transportation system
The Coalition holds New Jersey’s statewide Bike & Walk summit each year, starting with the first summit in Denville in 2010. More information on the next annual summit can be found here.
The NJBWC is a collective voice for everyone who believes that a safer, more rideable and walkable New Jersey means a more livable, sustainable New Jersey. None of this is possible without your support. Please become a member today. Click here to join us!
All contributions to the NJBWC are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.