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

    by  • July 1, 2016 • 74 Comments

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

    by  • August 23, 2016 • 38 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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    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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    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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    Coons Asks U.S. for Help with Deadly Delaware Problem

    by  • March 18, 2016 • 127 Comments

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    Speaking at a hearing in Washington DC on Wednesday, Senator Chris Coons asked United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for help. “Delaware actually happens to be one of the deadliest states in America for pedestrians,” Senator Coons told* Secretary Foxx. “It was #1 in the country in 2012 and 2013…and #3 in...

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    Oregon Is Second State to Drop “Share The Road”

    by  • February 26, 2016 • 1 Comment

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    It took a few years but Delaware has acquired some welcome company. The state of Oregon is now the second state to decide to drop “Share The Road” signs. The Share The Road phrase “meant different things to different people,” said Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) spokeswoman Shelley Snow. ODOT will replace confusing Share The Road...

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    Want to get paid to put people on affordable bikes?

    by  • February 8, 2016 • 1 Comment

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    Have you heard of the Urban Bike Project (UBP)? UBP is a non-profit community bicycle shop in Wilmington that helps people purchase affordable used bicycles and parts, perform their own repairs and learn mechanics. Right now they are looking for a Shop Manager. You won’t get rich doing this job, which is 15-20 hours/week and...

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