PROTECT the rights and safety of New Jersey cyclists and walkers
PROMOTE cycling and walking for fun, fitness and transportation
EDUCATE cyclists, walkers and drivers about our rights and responsibilities
CONNECT our communities with a smarter transportation system
We are affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliane for Biking and Walking.
NJBWC has launched a petition and education campaign focused on passing a New Jersey law that would require cars and trucks to wait to pass walkers and cyclists until they can move around them by at least three fee. Over 20 other states have passed similar laws. Neighboring states, such as New York, require such “safe passage”.
The Coalition also advocates a Complete Streets law requiring New Jersey municipalities to plan all new road design based on the needs of all road users, including walkers, bicyclists, mass transit users, the handicapped, as well as motorists.
…mission: To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
The League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists, known then as “wheelmen”, were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians.
In an effort to improve riding conditions so they might better enjoy their newly discovered sport, more than 100,000 cyclists from across the United States joined the League to advocate for paved roads. The success of the League in its first advocacy efforts ultimately led to our national highway system.