Summit 2013

A record attendance of 228 people participated in the 2013 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, which was held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Featured speakers and panelists at the 2013 Summit included:

  • James Corless, Director of Transportation for America
  • Assemblywoman Grace Spencer, sponsor of the Vulnerable Road User bill
  • Ken Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York
  • Darrin Anderson, Deputy Director, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids
  • Yolanda Savage-Narva, National Campaign Director, America Walks
  • Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
  • David Herlihy, author of Bicycling: The History and The Lost Cyclist
  • Hans van Naerssen, (then) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the League of American Bicyclists


Topics presented included:

  • Working with local politicians to achieve bike and pedestrian-focused goals
  • Complete Streets implementation in your community
  • Pedaling across America– taking a cross-country cycling trip
  • Bicycle Friendly America Program and how your community can achieve this designation
  • Getting a local bike & ped advocacy group started in your town
  • Discussion with several authors of recently published cycling-related histories
  • Organizing cyclovias and other bicycling and walking events in your community
  • Advocacy for trails users, including cyclists, hikers and equestrians
New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill, Assemblywoman Grace Spencer and NJBWC Board Chair Karen Jenkins
Darrin Anderson, Deputy Director, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids
James Corless, Director, Transportation for America
Yolanda Savage-Narva, National Campaign Director, America Walks
Cyndi Steiner, Executive Director, NJBWC
Ken Podziba, President & CEO, Bike New York
Sue Macy & David Herlihy
MTCCNJ Members John Sowell and James McCarther, & NY Times Reporter Bruce Weber
Dennis Markatos- Soriano, Executive Director, East Coast Greenway Alliance