behalf of NJDOT, BPAC acts as a forum for state, county and local agencies – along with advocacy organizations and interested private citizens – to network with one another, learn about projects and programs, exchange ideas and voice concerns. The advisory council has also recently formed several subcommittees that are focusing on bike and pedestrian policy and legislation, education and safety, and other issues.
Locally, some county and municipal governments have formed bicycle and pedestrian advisory groups. One example can be found in Middlesex County, with its Bicycle - Pedestrian Task Force. This group works with municipal officials, the NJDOT, NJ TRANSIT, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to make bicycling and walking more feasible and attractive transportation alternatives in Middlesex County.
The work of numerous independent bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups is also strong within New Jersey. For example, WalkBikeJersey is a citizen's group that works at a statewide level to improve bicycling, walking, and public transit.
Other groups, such as the Central Jersey Bike Club, Inc. focus their efforts on a particular region of the state. The Central Jersey Bike Club schedules a variety of rides throughout the year, all of which are