Carlson emphasizes the need for passionate members as a prerequisite for any successful bicycle and pedestrian advocacy or advisory group. As these groups grow, data collection and inventory maintenance are crucial to understand and assess the problems of a given community. Carlson also noted the necessity of connecting with the governing body of the municipality served and using the power of the press to help get your message out.
If interested in learning more about the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance, you are welcome to attend one of their monthly meetings, held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. Visit the groups’s website at http://www.wwbpa.org for more information.