Safe Routes Scoop


Welcome to the BPAC corner, where we share with you the latest developments with the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) and its associated subcommittees.


At the final meeting of the year held in December, Ian Sacs, Director of Transportation and Parking for the City of Hoboken, provided a most informative feature presentation on that urban community’s efforts to promote a safe pedestrian and bicycling environment. Specifically, Mr. Sacs highlighted two major initiatives Hoboken has implemented to make Hoboken a ‘no car required’ community: one is a local community shuttle system, called the HOP and the second is a car-share program called “Corner Cars.”


At the December meeting Sheree Davis (NJDOT) also announced the completion of the updated New Jersey Bicycling Manual, which was accomplished with assistance from the BPAC Policy Subcommittee and RBA Group consultants. Finally, Ranjit Walia and Peter Bilton, both staff of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC), informed the group of their plans to depart VTC in 2011 to start a new venture, designed as an urban planning and multimedia studio. Both indicated they would continue to remain active with the BPAC and with the larger bicycle and pedestrian community. Sheree Davis and other NJDOT staff thanked both for their

commitment to improving NJ’s bicycle and pedestrian environment.


More information about past BPAC meetings, including meeting minutes, can be found at


The 2011 BPAC meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 23
  • Thursday, June 9
  • Thursday, September 8
  • Thursday, December 8


All meetings are held at the Edward J. Bloustein School, located in New Brunswick, NJ. If you are interested in joining the BPAC or learning more about it, send an email to

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