biking. This new interest has led to a subsequent increase in the number of recreational bicyclists and walkers.
5.) In the next 10 years, what do you see as the biggest factors that will affect bicycling or walking in NJ, either positive or negative?
I feel like we have done a lot towards establishing legitimacy for both travel modes. As a result, more facilities will be constructed and more people will use them, which is the most important thing. While the price of gas may have helped move some people towards walking and biking, in reality this factor has been more important for transit. Sustainability issues are a much bigger factor in encouraging people to consider walking and bicycling, and will continue to have a big impact as people recognize that we need viable alternatives to cars.
6.) As you are likely aware, many of us consider you a transportation guru. Let's imagine you are given the opportunity to issue Five Commandments to your transportation “followers” to improve bicycling and walking. What would they be?
#1 Get others on board. Try to use tactics that will not get others with differing opinions angry at you. Present the legitimate issues, but always treat others with respect.
#2 Always look at the details of a project. There is not always only one