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    Delaware Awards Contract to Finish Long-Awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • September 23, 2016 • 290 Comments

    Decades after it was first proposed, Delaware has signed a contract with a local construction firm to complete the long-awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway. It’s a project of superlatives: It’s the state’s biggest-ever cycling network improvement project. And it will include a football-field long bike bridge spanning the Christina River which will be, by far, the longest bike bridge ever built...

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    More Colorado Cycling Innovation: The US 36 Bikeway is an 18-mile “Highway for Cyclists”

    by  • August 23, 2016 • 4 Comments

    I continue to be impressed with bicycling innovation in and around Boulder, Colorado and – on another recent trip to see the grandkids – I discovered more remarkable infrastructure. It’s called the “US 36 Bikeway.” Imagine a 12-foot bikeway parallel and separate from I-95, connecting Claymont (train station), Wilmington (train station and DART routes) and the...

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    Dover Gets Serious About Cycling: the Senator Bikeway

    by  • August 10, 2016 • 7 Comments

    When it comes to cycling, Delaware has had a lot of great stories to tell, especially over the last five years or so. Newark and Lewes both have been recognized as “bicycle-friendly” communities. The Castle Trail along the C&D Canal and the Gordons Pond Trail near Lewes were both opened and are now packed...

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    Ride This Week to a “Better Block” in Wilmington

    by  • July 30, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    For the third year in a row West Side Grows Together* will host “Better Block“ for the 500 & 600 blocks of North Union Street from 4:00-10:00 pm on August 1, 2 and 3: “Experience the possibilities and advocate for change! From August 1st-3rd 2016, West Side Grows presents Better Block along the 500 and 600 block of N. Union...

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    Record $20.7 million for cycling and walking approved by Delaware General Assembly in early morning vote

    by  • July 1, 2016 • 75 Comments

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    The Delaware General Assembly voted early Friday morning to approve a capital budget for the state of Delaware that includes a record $20.7 million for cycling and walking improvements. In each year since the passage of Walkable Bikeable Delaware in 2011 the state of Delaware has made substantial financial commitments to improving cycling and walking infrastructure in the...

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    Only in Delaware: Bike Across the State – Twice in a Day

    by  • May 28, 2016 • 3 Comments

    Many bicycle rides cross states that are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. But the White Clay Bicycle Club offers an alternative that is modest in time, effort and stamina (a bicycle ride nearly anyone can do) that crosses and doublecrosses an entire state in just two 31-mile loops over flat terrain. This year the...

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    With leadership from McDowell and Bonini, Bikes+Transit bill advances on 17 to 3 vote by Delaware Senate

    by  • April 14, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Led by the effective advocacy of its prime sponsors Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini, the Delaware Senate voted 17 to 3 to approve the Healthy and Transit-Friendly Development Act. The fate of this innovative bicycle-friendly development legislation is now with the Delaware House of Representatives. See the slideshow below for more on this...

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    Remembering Michael Gropp is not enough

    by  • April 6, 2016 • 4 Comments

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    When he was killed six years ago – on April 6 at about 10PM while crossing Route 273, a high-speed, four lane suburban arterial road that slices between a couple of subdivisions east of Newark – Michael Gropp was only 16 years old. I still have a vivid recollection of the insinuating questions raised immediately...

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    “Safety”: The 2016 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • April 1, 2016 • 3 Comments

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    Engineers, planners, community leaders, pedestrian safety advocates, public health professionals, police, cyclists and concerned citizens will join Governor Jack Markell and DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan for a day long discussion on pedestrian safety at the 2016 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit. Past summits have celebrated Delaware’s advance in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings. After being...

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