Bicycle City New Jersey

Table of Contents
Introduction
Potential New Jersey Bicycle City Locations
Alternative Energy Organizations & Companies in New Jersey
New Jersey Animal & Wildlife Groups
New Jersey Business Organizations & Resources
New Jersey Education Organizations & Resources
New Jersey Environmental Groups
New Jersey International Groups
New Jersey State Government
Conclusion

Introduction
Located along the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey is a state diverse both in topography and in population. New Jersey is home to nearly eight million, and has the second-highest population of Jewish and Muslim residents in the nation, and the third highest population of people of Italian descent. Suburbs of New York City and Philadelphia comprise a large portion of the state, making for a lot of commuters, while hot vacation spots such as Atlantic City, Ocean City and Cape May draw in visitors from around the country. New Jersey is one of the nation’s wealthiest states, and its economy is comprised largely of pharmaceutical and chemical development, publishing, tourism, telecommunications and agriculture.

Potential New Jersey Bicycle City Locations

A great Bicycle City might be found within 50 miles of any of these cities:

Newark

  • Population: 281,402
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 46.25 inches
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: January - 38, February - 41, March - 50, April - 61, May - 71, June - 80, July - 85, August - 83, September - 76, October - 56, November - 46, December - 36
  • Water: Upper New York Bay, Newark Bay, Hudson River
  • Adjacent Public Land: Branch Brook Park, Weequahic Park, Elizabeth River Park, Warinanco Park
  • Zip Codes: 07114, 07112, 07108, 07107, 07106, 07105, 07104, 07103, 07102
  • Other Highlights: New Jersey’s largest city, Newark is home to numerous cultural options, including museums, galleries and gothic architecture, as well as professional sports teams. Newark is one of New York City’s closest neighbors.

Vineland

  • Population: 58,271
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 43.20 inches
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: January - 41, February - 44, March - 53, April - 63, May - 73, June - 81, July - 86, August - 84, September - 78, October - 67, November - 56, December - 46
  • Water: Union Lake, Malaga Lake, Willow Grove Lake, Burnt Mill Lake, Maurice River
  • Adjacent Public Land: MacNamara Wildlife Area, Belleplain State Forest, Parvin State Park, Estell Manor Park
  • Zip Codes: 08360, 08361
  • Other Highlights: With lots of parks and lakes, Vineland residents have plenty of options for weekend recreation.

Trenton

  • Population: 83,923
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 48.25 inches
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: January - 39, February - 41, March - 50, April - 61, May - 72, June - 80, July - 85, August - 83, September - 76, October - 65, November - 54, December - 44
  • Water: Delaware River, Colonial Lake, Sylvia Lake, Ceva Lake
  • Adjacent Public Land: Robeling Memorial Park, Hetzel Park, Northern Community Park, Cadwalader Park, Frank Moody Memorial Park
  • Zip Codes: 08691, 08690, 08648, 08638, 08610, 08620, 08628, 08608, 08629, 08641, 08611
  • Other Highlights: The capital city of New Jersey, Trenton has the distinction of being the site of the first professional basketball game.

Atlantic City

  • Population: 39,958
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 38.37 inches
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: January - 41, February - 43, March - 50, April - 58, May - 66, June - 75, July - 80, August - 80, September - 74, October - 65, November - 55, December - 46
  • Water: Atlantic Ocean, Little Bay, St. Georges Thorofare Bay, Absecon Bay, Eagle Bay
  • Adjacent Public Land: Venice Park, Ventnor Park, Stillwater County Park
  • Zip Codes: 08401
  • Other Highlights: Atlantic City is noted not only for its boardwalk, beaches and gambling venues, but also for its notoriety from the Monopoly board game, which features properties name for locations in and around Atlantic City.

Hackensack

  • Population: 43,671
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 45.11
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: January – 38, February - 41, March - 50, April - 61, May - 71, June - 79, July - 84, August - 82, September - 75, October - 64, November - 53, December - 43
  • Water: Hackensack River
  • Adjacent Public Land: Foschini Memorial Park, Johnson Park, Phelps Park, Columbus Park, Hackensack River County Park
  • Zip Codes: 07601
  • Other Highlights: Attractions in Hackensack include the New Jersey Naval Museum and the USS Ling. Hackensack has an extensive public transportation system that includes trains and buses.

Bicycle City Potential Location Sources:

Alternative Energy Organizations & Companies in New Jersey

New Jersey Animal & Wildlife Groups

New Jersey Business Organizations & Resources

New Jersey Education Organizations & Resources

New Jersey Environmental Groups

New Jersey International Groups

New Jersey State Government

Conclusion
Rich in history and heritage, not only does New Jersey offer a lot of cultural and recreational attractions, its prime location between two of the nation’s largest cities and its extensive transportation options make the state a promising candidate for a future Bicycle City project.