Bicycling and walking advocacy is two-fold in nature, divided into what might be called “hardware” and “software”.
“Hardware” can be perceived as the biking and walking infrastructure that help keep us safe on the roads. The concept of Complete Streets is a good example of hardware, as are bike lanes, paths, cycle tracks, etc.
“Software”, on the other hand, might be the preservation and promotion of legal protections for walkers and bicyclists, involving legislation, education, and public awareness of the benefits of biking and walking. The health, environmental and social benefits of biking and walking, and the positive effects on our communities and on us are many.
The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition consists of many individuals dedicated to promoting these collective benefits.