Valeria Galarza, Senior Program Manager for Get Healthy Camden has been appointed to the Executive Council of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC). The Executive Council makes cycling and walking safer and more convenient for all New Jersey residents.
BPAC’s mission is to advise the New Jersey Department of Transportation on policies, programs, projects, and research priorities to advance cycling and walking as safe and viable forms of transportation and recreation throughout the State for users of all ages and abilities. The Council members also advise other state and regional agencies on priorities to advance cycling and walking in New Jersey.
“I’m very excited to represent Camden on the BPAC,” said Galarza. “Improving the built environment by making cycling and walking safer for all residents continues to be a priority.”
BPAC is composed of approximately 15 voting members, representing various federal, state, and regional agencies, advocates, and non-governmental organizations. The group generally meets quarterly at the Voorhees Transportation Center at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.