Bike/ped advocates have long been champions of social equity, accessibility, health, and sustainability. Since the pandemic, people all over the world are finally recognizing what the advocates have known all along - to achieve these values, it is critical to reduce automotive dependency, offer safe and convenient alternatives to driving, and to think differently about how we use our valuable public space. Using this momentum, we are reimagining our streets, neighborhoods, and business districts as places not just for cars, but for all people. In this session, hear experiences from advocates around NJ followed by the opportunity to ask questions of panelists about how they’ve succeeded - or are still working- to build better places for people.
Polli Schildge, Founding Member, Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition
Lisa Serieyssol, Chair, Princeton Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee
John Sullivan, President, Bike & Walk Montclair
Shaun Ellis, Founding member of Ride Free, a transportation gap project by Free Bridge Mutual Aid
Pam Lamberton, Founding Member, Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition
Todd Pagel, Former Councilman, City of Metuchen & President of Bike Walk Metuchen
Kathleen Ebert, Founder, Point Pleasant Borough Complete Streets
Anthony Talerico Jr., Mayor of the Borough of Eatontown
Kenny Sorenson, Advocate, Neptune Complete Streets
Nancy Blackwood, Chair, Red Bank Environmental Commission/Green Team
*Session is scheduled to be 1.5 hours long.