not a ‘lean’ State.” She feels that “too many jobs involve sitting, and employers make it easy for people to ‘stay at rest’ for the entire day. Sometimes convenience is not in the best interest of a healthy work atmosphere.” Spencer has sponsored many bills that are aimed at healthy living issues and she hopes that by working to make cycling safer and more appealing, more people will get out there and start cycling their way to a healthier lifestyle.
Spencer cycles with the Major Taylor Cycling Club of NJ. She has learned a lot from the members of the club who are “constantly encouraging more legislation geared in the direction of putting more bikes on the road.” While not every idea shared gains her support, Spencer feels it is important to continue the conversation with advocates and to understand where these ideas and those who propose them are coming from.
Q4: With reference to pedestrian and bicyclist issues, what do you feel is currently the greatest need in the state of New Jersey? “More education regarding the rules of the road for both cyclists and motorists” should be a priority. I feel that “we can travel the roads together, but we must respect each other. It does not have to be one or the other. It can be both.” Ultimately, Spencer reports that she “would like to see more people riding their bikes, especially