New Jersey is ranked #7 most bike friendly among states

Check it out! New Jersey is judged 7th most bike friendly of all 50 states by the League of American Bicyclists. Here is our state report card. Washington captured the top spot, followed by Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota and our neighbor Delaware. We ranked highly in the policies and programs category, and need to work on our infrastructure and planning. We are lucky (and have worked hard to ensure!) that West Windsor, Mercer County and New Jersey all have complete streets policies. A complete streets policy is ?a good first step to demonstrate commitment to healthier, safer and more livable communities, but our lower infrastructure score shows the need to advocate for full and effective implementation of these policies in every transportation decision at the local, county and state level. The League report card also recommends several changes to the law in New Jersey such as a safe passing law and a law to prevent “dooring” of cyclists. Lots to do to keep improving our states environment for bikers and pedestrians, but we have a lot to be proud of!

One Response to “New Jersey is ranked #7 most bike friendly among states”

  1. Beth says:

    NJ Biking and Walking Coalition has a different take on the #7 ranking, thinking it’s undeserved, mostly due to heavy weighting on policies rather than implementation. It’s an interesting post, and a worthy counterpoint. http://walkbikejersey.blogspot.com/2013/05/nj-somehow-hangs-on-to-7-in-bicycle.html

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