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    Bike Delaware’s Summer Photo Contest

    by  • July 3, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Bike Delaware’s Summer Photo Contest: Capture your favorite biking moments and enter your photos. The top three photographs judged by our panel win Bike Delaware swag (jerseys and/or windbreakers). To qualify , your photos must show bikes or bicyclists and a tie to Delaware. All submissions will also be considered for use in Bike Delaware social media, marketing,...

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    We Ride. They Make Money!

    by  • July 2, 2015 • 7 Comments

    What if every time we took a ride, money automatically went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, YMCA of Delaware and Special Olympics Delaware? It’s called “Motivate The First State“. If you are a supporter of one or more of these three great Delaware charities and a cyclist, now you can make your...

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    The Wilmington-New Castle Greenway Is Coming. Really.

    by  • May 20, 2015 • 9 Comments

    In just a couple of weeks, college seniors will be graduating from college. Back in 2010, though, they were still juniors in high school. And that is when Bike Delaware wrote its first article about the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway, a safe, direct, paved, flat and nearly uninterrupted non-motorized six-mile travel route between the Wilmington...

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    How To Make Cycling Work for Half a Million People in Delaware

    by  • April 28, 2015 • 4 Comments

    5 years ago, Bike Delaware went through a long and arduous strategic planning process. One of the most important results of all that effort was our organizational “vision“. Bike Delaware has both a “mission” and a “vision”. Both are critical. They are our compass, our lodestar, our flashlight shining into the future. They keep us on...

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    In Delaware, "Share The Road" is, fortunately, no more.

    Why “Share The Road” Is Gone in Delaware

    by  • April 7, 2014 • 14 Comments

    Published in the Institute of Transportation Engineers Bicycle and Pedestrian Council Newsletter April 4, 2014 “Share The Road”: It’s practically the national motto of cycling advocacy in the United States. It’s the cycling “message” on license plates in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,...

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    Bike Lessons for Delaware Straight from Copenhagen and Amsterdam

    by  • August 14, 2015 • 3 Comments

    LESSON #2: CYCLING-SPECIFIC SIGNALS AT INTERSECTIONS. Busy intersections have bike traffic signals timed separately from car traffic, helping everyone to get through intersections safely, comfortably and quickly.

    By Kirsten Jones Check out the slide show below for some lesson for Delaware straight from Copenhagen and Amsterdam:   RELATED: • UD Grad Student’s Video Highlights Need for Cycle Track in Newark • 725 Students. 850 Bike Parking Spots. • Cycling for Everyone • How the Dutch Handle the Right Turn Only Lane Problem • “Build it and...

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    Markell Opens Assawoman Canal Trail in Ocean View

    by  • August 11, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    On Wednesday, Governor Jack Markell, Senator Gerald Hocker and Mary Ridgeway of the Federal Highway Administration officially opened the brand new Assawoman Canal Trail in Ocean View. It’s a mile-long trail that runs from Town Road, adjacent to Route 26, and runs northwest along the canal towards Whites Creek. In remarks at the trail...

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    WCBC’s Classic Shorefire Century Ride Is Saturday, August 15

    by  • August 7, 2015 • 3 Comments

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    One of Delaware’s signature rides – the Shorefire Century – is just a week away on Saturday, August 15. The Shorefire takes riders through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware ride and has three different scenic routes of 35, 65, and 100 miles. All routes will be marked and provided with sag support (until 5 pm.)....

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    Senators Carper and Coons Tried to Protect Federal Program That Has Funded a New Train Station for Newark, Pennsylvania’s Circuit and Atlanta’s Beltline

    by  • July 30, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    UPDATE (July 3o): The U.S. Senate passed a multi-year transportation bill without the amendment co-sponsored by Senators Carper and Coons. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Boxer of California, did not permit a vote on the amendment. That means (if the Senate bill is eventually also passed by the House) that this program will have to...

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    Creating Better Blocks in Wilmington and Laurel

    by  • July 30, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    July 30 – We have two chances this week – in two different Delaware cities – to rediscover the lost art of creating great public spaces. Both Wilmington and Laurel will be hosting “Better Block” events to help re-imagine parts of their communities as bike-friendly blocks complete with pop-up businesses, landscaping, parks, outdoor seating, arts and entertainment!...

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    Ribbon Cutting for Junction Breakwater Trail

    by  • July 11, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    WHAT: Governor Jack Markell, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan and DNREC Secretary David Small, invite you to attend a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Junction Breakwater Trail. WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 12 p.m. WHERE: grassy area in front of The Old Screen Door Shop at 209 Monroe Avenue, Lewes, 19958 After more than...

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    Delaware General Assembly Adjourns Without Vote on Bicycle-Friendly Transit-Oriented Development Bill

    by  • July 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    The Delaware General Assembly ended its 2015 session early Wednesday morning. Bicycle-friendly economic development legislation, introduced by State Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini and State Representatives Ed Osienski and Helene Keeley, did not receive a vote in the Delaware Senate. Senator McDowell’s innovative bill defines criteria for “Complete Community Enterprise Districts” that would help local...

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    McDowell, Bonini, Osienski and Keeley Introduce Bicycle-Friendly Economic Development Bill

    by  • June 12, 2015 • 5 Comments

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    JULY 1 (UPDATE): Delaware General Assembly adjourns without vote on legislation. State Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini and State Representatives Ed Osienski and Helene Keeley have introduced bicycle-friendly economic development legislation in the Delaware General Assembly. The innovative bill defines criteria for “Complete Community Enterprise Districts” that would help local governments encourage transit-friendly, walkable and bikeable...

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