Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition has advocated for this law along with NJ Bike & Walk Coalition, The Tri State Transportation Campaign, The Bicycle Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia, and TEAM4 the NJ Safe Passing Law.
Drivers must now move over when passing people walking and on bikes!
Updated Aug 06, 2021; Posted Aug 05, 2021
By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
A long-sought goal of advocates finally happened Thursday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state’s first law requiring drivers to safely pass people on bikes, scooters and pedestrians who are using the roads.
Murphy signed the law Thursday, that allows New Jersey to catch up to 42 other states and other counties that have safe passing laws intended to reduce collisions between cars and other road users. The bill had been passed by a 34-to-1 vote of the state Senate on June 30.
Passage of the bill caps over 10 years of advocacy led by the NJ Bike and Walk Coalition, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the grassroots TEAM4 the NJ Safe Passing Law, advocates said.
This is how it looks and feels to a person on a bike and for a driver.
Debra Kagan, New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition Executive Director: “We want to thank the Governor and legislators for passing this groundbreaking law, and the many advocates and volunteers who worked so hard for so many years to make this possible.”