Summit 2019

NJBWC announces the tenth annual

New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit!

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Conference Center of Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

NJBWC announces the tenth annual 2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The NJBWC Summit is New Jersey’s statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and other township leaders, transportation and urban planners, bike shop owners and managers, cycling, walking, fitness and health enthusiasts and experts, recreation, trails and club leaders and others who are interested in making our state a better place to live.

NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.



Welcome Address

NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez- Scaccetti

We will be introducing the next generation of Complete Streets policies…New Jersey’s new template for municipal, county and state Complete Streets policy and implementation, which incorporates health, green streets, equity and economic benefits.

Keynote speakers:

Ginny Sullivan, Adventure Cycling Association’s Director of Travel Initiatives

“Win Them Over with Dollars! Bicycle Tourism Builds Support and Unlikely Allies”

The power of bicycle travel. Come find all of these at this special session about bicycle travel. Adventure Cycling inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. As a nonprofit organization, Adventure Cycling Association’s mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, they are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 40 years of experience and 53,000 members.

Steve Vaccaro, Bike & Pedestrian Crash Victim Attorney

“NYC’s Vision Zero and Lessons for New Jersey”
Steve represents seriously injured cyclists and pedestrians. A daily cyclist and committed cyclists’ advocate, Steve has served on New York City’s Transportation Alternatives Advisory Council since 2007 and was named TA’s Volunteer of the Year for his work to bring protected bike lanes to First and Second Avenues on the Upper East Side and in East Harlem. In 2013, Steve founded StreetsPAC, a registered political action committee that supports candidates for public office who are committed to safe, complete and livable streets. Steve comments regularly on traffic law policy and issues in his “Street Justice” column for Streetsblog, and elsewhere.

Keynote address will be followed by 20 breakout sessions for a full day of knowledge sharing and networking!

Registration Details

Registration includes access to all of the day’s events, breakfast and lunch. On-line pre-registration is $65. Registration will also be available at the event for $75. Pre-registration price of $65 ends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8 pm. Cash, check and credit cards accepted at day-of registration.
Day-of registration and check-in will begin at 8 am on Saturday morning, February 23. Opening remarks and the keynote address will begin promptly at 8:45 am.
Registration to the NJ Bike & Walk Summit is non-refundable.
Public transportation: The closest NJTransit train station is the Hamilton Station; service is available on the weekends. Refer to the NJTransit site here for schedule information.
Driving Directions: We refer you to the college’s link here for driving directions.
Join NJBWC for a full day of cycling and walking advocacy, networking, sharing of ideas and bridging gaps across NJ communities.

The 2019 Summit promises to be our best one yet!