Summit 2024

Saturday May 18th at Middlesex College and College Center, Edison, NJ

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual 2024 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit.

The NJBWC Summit is New Jersey’s statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and state, county, and municipal 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.

  • Registration
  • Program
  • Park + Transit
  • Bike Ride
  • Auction
  • Donate

Use our online registration system to secure an admission ticket!

  • Early bird discounts available until 11:59pm April 30, 2024.
  • Online checkout available until 11:59pm May 16, 2024.
  • Box office tickets will be available day of Summit.
Tickets

View Full Schedule and Program

Our program will help guide you on the day's agenda. From workshops, to speakers, to round-tables, feel free to join what interests you!

Topics and sessions will include:

  • Vision Zero and Local Safety Action Plans Across the State
  • Equitable Mobility
  • Build Engagement & Advocacy through Fun Activities
  • Conducting Bike & Walk Audits with AARP
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: Exploring Safe Street Design
  • Talk the Walk: Putting your Vision into a Plan
  • Build Better Streets: How to Work with your Municipality
  • Fund Your Project: Tips & Strategies for Successful Grant Applications
  • Footprints & Handlebars: My Journey with Active Transport in NZ
  • Micromobility & Me: An Interactive Discussion on Low-Speed Electric Travel in NJ
  • Camden to the Cape: Connecting South Jersey Through Trails
  • The Greenway & Beyond – Connecting Communities in North Jersey
  • Exploring Successful State Multi-use Trail Programs Across the Country
  • Vision Zero in Hoboken and Jersey City – A Candid Conversation
  • Accessibility and Safety: Does Accessibility Make You Safer?
  • Don’t Wait, Demonstrate: Safety Treatments to Try Before You Buy
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Parking and Driving

Train and Shuttle Bus

Morning 1

  • Northbound Arrival at Metuchen 7:58am
    Departs from - Trenton 7:18, Hamilton 7:24, Princeton Jct 7:31, New Brunswick 7:48, Edison 7:53
  • Southbound Arrival at Metuchen 8:03am
    Departs from - New York Penn 7:14, Secaucus 7:23, Newark 7:32, Airport 7:38, Elizabeth 7:43, Linden 7:48, Rahway 7:52, Metropark 7:58
  • MCAT Shuttle Bus: from Metuchen Train Station to NJBWC Summit at Middlesex College
    Departs Metuchen Station (Southbound Side) 8:06am

Morning 2

  • Northbound Arrival at Metuchen 8:36am
    Departs from - Trenton 7:58, Hamilton 8:04, Princeton Jct 8:11, New Brunswick 8:27, Edison 8:31
  • MCAT Shuttle Bus: from Metuchen Train Station to NJBWC Summit at Middlesex College
    Departs Metuchen Station (Southbound Side) 8:39am

Morning 3

  • Northbound Arrival at Metuchen 8:58am
    Departs from - Trenton 8:18, Hamilton 8:24, Princeton Jct 8:31, New Brunswick 8:48, Edison 8:53
  • Southbound Arrival at Metuchen 9:03am
    Departs from - New York Penn 8:14, Secaucus 8:23, Newark 8:32, Airport 8:38, Elizabeth 8:43, Linden 8:48, Rahway 8:52, Metropark 8:58
  • MCAT Shuttle Bus: from Metuchen Train Station to NJBWC Summit at Middlesex College
    Departs Metuchen Station (Southbound Side) 9:06am

Afternoon

  • Return MCAT Shuttle Bus to Metuchen Train Station
    Departs Middlesex College - 3:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:45pm
  • Northbound trains depart Metuchen to Newark/NYC - 3:36pm, 4:58pm, 5:38pm
  • Southbound trains to Trenton - 5:04pm, 5:38pm

Group Bike Ride to NJBWC Summit from Metuchen Station

Go Intermodal! Bring your bike onboard an NJ TRANSIT NorthEast Corridor Line train and join us for a short bike ride to the Summit.

Jamis Bikes - Renegade C2 Bicycle 54cm

🚴‍♂️ Ride into adventure with the Renegade C2 Bicycle from Jamis Bikes – a masterpiece of carbon fiber engineering and innovation! With its lightweight yet robust frame, precision Shimano GRX 22-speed drivetrain, and Boyd GVL Tubeless wheelset, this bike is ready to conquer any terrain. Whether you're navigating city streets or blazing new trails, the Renegade C2 promises a smooth, thrilling ride with its WTB Riddler Tubeless tires and Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes. Bid now and let the adventure begin! 🌟🚴‍♀️

  • Jamis Size Specific Design Dyad Plus T700/FRP monocoque carbon fiber frame
  • Jamis Adventure ECO monocoque carbon, 12mm Jamis MTS (Modular Thru-axle System)
  • Boyd GVL Tubeless 11-speed wheelset
  • WTB Riddler Tubeless, 700 x 37c tires
  •  Shimano GRX ST-RX600 Dual Control STI, 22-speed
  •  Shimano GRX BR-RX400 flat mount hydraulic disc brakes

The winner will be announced at the Summit on May 18th!

Bid Here

We love running this annual summit but there are money and time costs! We kindly ask that you consider a donation or becoming a member of the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition.

Donate

Keynote Speakers

Beth Osborne

Director, Transportation for America (via Live Video)

About the Speaker

Beth is the Director of Transportation for America and has been at the organization since 2014. She previously served in the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she started as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in 2009 before being elevated to Acting Assistant Secretary in 2013. At DOT, Beth managed the TIGER Discretionary Grant program (now known as RAISE), the Secretary’s livability initiative as well as the development and implementation of legislation affecting the national surface transportation program. Before joining DOT, Beth worked for Sen. Tom Carper (DE) as an advisor for transportation, trade and labor policy; as the policy director for Smart Growth America; and as legislative director for environmental policy at the Southern Governors’ Association. She began her career in Washington, DC, in the House of Representatives working as a legislative assistant for Rep. Ron Klink (PA-04) and as legislative director for Rep. Brian Baird (WA-03). Beth grew up in New Orleans, a great place to bike and walk.

Barkha Patel

Director of Infrastructure, City of Jersey City

About the Speaker

Barkha R. Patel is the Director of Infrastructure for the City of Jersey City, NJ, one of the most densely-populated, transit-rich, and ethnically diverse cities in the US. She oversees the planning, design, and implementation of the City’s critical public infrastructure including all municipal streets, transit, parks, public spaces, buildings, and other public facilities. She serves as a senior advisor to the Mayor and leads the City’s Architecture, Engineering, Transportation, Sustainability, and Innovation agencies. As a public official and advocate, Barkha’s work is rooted in a commitment to justice, equity and smart growth. She is responsible for the development and implementation of many of Jersey City’s most transformational initiatives including the City’s first Vision Zero and Climate Action plans, first on-demand microtransit system, a robust network of protected bikeways and safe streets, a renowned plaza program, innovative parks and public spaces, and a number of award-winning placemaking projects. As her portfolio expands, she is currently exploring ways to infuse joy and dignity into the public realm through meaningful infrastructure improvements. Barkha previously served as Jersey City’s Deputy City Manager and Director of Transportation, and earned a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University.

Shawn M. LaTourette

Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

About the Speaker

Governor Philip D. Murphy appointed Shawn M. LaTourette in June 2021 as New Jersey's Commissioner of Environmental Protection. Commissioner LaTourette is responsible for formulating statewide environmental policy while directing programs that protect public health and ensure the quality of New Jersey's air, land, water, and natural and historic resources. Commissioner LaTourette was born and raised in New Jersey. Commissioner LaTourette graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University and earned his law degree summa cum laude from Rutgers Law School. The Commissioner has vast experience and a deep commitment to equity and protecting vulnerable communities while facilitating public infrastructure development and advocating for environmental protection.

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