You can save on commute costs by using “pedal power” instead of gasoline for your car. With today’s fuel costs, each mile can add up!
Whether you are an avid cyclist or casual weekend rider, combining your workout with your commute ensures that you fit exercise into your schedule.
One Less Car
When you choose to cycle instead of taking your car, you reduce traffic congestion and the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere.
“Go Green, Save Green”
Registered bicycle commuters are eligible to receive discounts at local bike shops, retailers, restaurants, and services.
Emergency Ride Home
Cycling commuters never have to worry about getting home in the event of inclement weather or a mechanical problem. HART’s Emergency Ride Home Program will subsidize the cost to get you home.
HART is available to assist you in identifying routes to work.
NJ Bicycle Regulations
Every person riding a bicycle should ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic. In New Jersey, the law states a bicyclist must obey all state and local automobile driving laws.
- To make a left turn from a left turn lane or pocket;
- To avoid debris, drains, or other hazardous conditions on the right;
- To pass a slower moving vehicle;
- To occupy any available lane when traveling at the same speed as other traffic;
- To travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded, but otherwise ride in single file.
Every person riding a bicycle on a roadway shall ride as near to the right roadside as practicable exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction. A bicyclist may move left under any of the following conditions:
39:4-11 Audible Signal
A bicycle must be equipped with a bell or other audible device that can be heard at least 100 feet away, but not a siren or whistle.
39:4-10 Lights on Bicycles
When in use at nighttime every bicycle shall be equipped with: 1) A front headlamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front; 2) A rear lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear; 3) In addition to the red lamp a red reflector may be mounted on the rear.
- Make yourself as visible as possible even during daylight: wear reflective and/or bright colored clothing, use front and rear lights.
- Ride with traffic; never against traffic.
- Ride as near to the right as practical.
- Stop at stop signs and red lights.
- Honor others’ right of way.
- Use hand signals.
- With traffic or with groups, ride single file.
- Be predictable; don’t weave.
- Follow lane markings.
- Don’t needlessly block the road.
- Use daytime running lights during the day and steady lights at night.