Meetings of the NJ Bicycle & Pedestrian Advocacy Network

Past Meetings

8.10.2021 Complete & Green Streets Checklist Featuring Eatontown Mayor Anthony Talerico, Jr.

The first meeting of the Advocacy Network occurred on August 10th, 2021. The meeting featured a presentation from Eatontown Mayor Anthony Talerico Jr., where he shared the process for developing and implementing Eatontown’s checklist for Complete and Green Streets.

11.3.2021 Vision Zero in New Jersey Featuring Sangeeta Badlani, Lisa Serieyssol, and Greg Francese

This meeting served as a ‘part 2’ to the session of the New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit – Safe Mobility for All: Achieving Vision Zero in New Jersey. Speakers will dove further into what the implementation of a Vision Zero policy/strategy looks like at different stages after which there will opportunity to engage in a detailed discussion that will aid you in advocating for Vision Zero in your city/town.

The meeting featured presentations from three speakers:

  • Sangeeta Badlani, Founding Member, Families for Safe Streets New Jersey, Nikhil Badlani Foundation & Vision Zero New Jersey, who will provide insights on recently adopting a Vision Zero resolution in West Orange.
  • Greg Francese, Transportation Planner for the City of Hoboken who will share the City’s process for adopting a Vision Zero Implementation Plan.
  • Lisa Serieyssol, Chair of the Princeton Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee, who will discuss Princeton’s resolution to create a Vision Zero Task Force in 2020 and next steps for adopting an implementation plan

Presentation Slides

Sangeeta Badlani: Getting Started with Vision Zero in West Orange

Greg: Vision Zero in Hoboken

Lisa: Vision Zero for Princeton


2019 West Orange Crash Analysis

Hoboken Vision Zero Action Plan

Hoboken Executive Order adopting a “Vision Zero” campaign 19-3

Hoboken Vision Zero Task Force Extension

Hoboken Vision Zero Peer City Review

Jersey City Vision Zero Executive Order 2018-007

Princeton Vision Zero Task Force Resolution 21-71

1.26.2022 at 7:00-8:30pm Methods for Community Engagement in Complete Streets Advocacy

This meeting focused on methods for community engagement in Complete Streets advocacy. Members of the Network have previously expressed interest in learning from their peers about community engagement tools, strategies, and efforts that have been successful in engaging community residents to advocate for Complete Streets projects and policies. We will also dig into the role of local advocacy organizations and committees in acting as a liaison between the community and local governments and channeling engagement to create meaningful change in policy and program implementation.

The meeting featured presentations from three speakers:

  • Polli Schildge, Founding Member of the Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition, who will discuss community engagement efforts that have played a role in bringing complete streets to Asbury Park.
  • Samuel Rosenthal, Research Project Coordinator at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center of Rutgers University, who will discuss key findings of the research study Evaluating Complete Streets Public Engagement Practices: Results of a National Survey.
  • Sean Meehan, Vice-Chair of the Highland Park Safe Walking and Cycling Committee, who will share details about the committees most impactful community engagement efforts and its role in ensuring community voices are heard.

Presentation Slides

Sam Rosenthal NJBPRC Community Engagement

Sean Meehan SWACC Building Municipal Support

Polli Schildge Building Community in Asbury Park


New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center Evaluating Complete Streets Public Engagement Practices: Results of a National Survey

Highland Park Safe Walking & Cycling Committee

Safe Routes Regional Coordinators