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    Creating Better Blocks This Week in Wilmington and Laurel

    by  • July 30, 2015 • 14 Comments

    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! In Wilmington, West Side...

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    Who Is a “Cyclist”?

    by  • May 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By James Wilson Executive Director, Bike Delaware Did you know that most people in Delaware are cyclists? Are you a cyclist? If you cycle on weekends, then you’re a cyclist. If you rode a bike on vacation last summer, you’re a cyclist. If you rode a bike when you were a kid, then you were...

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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 • 13 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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    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 • 51 Comments


    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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    Ribbon Cutting for Junction Breakwater Trail

    by  • July 11, 2015 • 0 Comments


    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


    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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    Bike Delaware’s Summer Photo Contest

    by  • July 3, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Fox Point State Park

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

    by  • June 12, 2015 • 5 Comments


    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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    Cycling Though Baltimore This Week

    by  • May 1, 2015 • 0 Comments


    The whole idea was to be a goodwill ambassador. A pre-conference party in Washington DC was organized by one of my partners, and she wanted me to meet her friend attending from Argentina. “He is a cyclist, you would get along well with him.” That was all I needed to know — “cyclist” +...

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    Sokola Leads Delaware Cycling Delegation to Capitol Hill

    by  • March 12, 2015 • 1 Comment


      Delaware Cyclists Meet with Senators Carper and Coons A delegation of Delaware cyclists led by State Senator Dave Sokola traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of the National Bike Summit to meet with Senators Carper and Coons about improving cycling and walking in Delaware, and how the federal government can help....

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    “Bike Delaware has my back.”

    by  • March 8, 2015 • 2 Comments


    Read More: Delaware General Assembly Votes $6.3 Million for Cycling Markell and Denn: “We are going to help make Delaware the most bicycle friendly state in America.” Thank you, Governor Markell Two State of the State speeches in a row We’ve Got Your Back       Read More: Senator Peterson Praises DelDOT for...

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    “Bike Delaware had my back.”

    by  • March 4, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Read More: Longhurst Cycling Delegation Heads to Washington DC Cycling is the Official State Sport of Delaware  Longhurst and Colleagues Fought for Trail Network Funding We’ve Got Your Back       Read More: The Time Is Now For Delaware’s 1st Protected Bike Lane We’ve Got Your Back       Read More: Governor...

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    Nationwide Vote for Bicycling’s People’s Choice Advocacy Award

    by  • February 9, 2015 • 0 Comments


    ***   BIKEWALK RVA WINS PEOPLE’S CHOICE ADVOCACY AWARD   *** ***   BIKE DELAWARE COMES IN 2nd IN NATIONAL VOTE   *** BIKE DELAWARE is one of nine national finalists for Bicycling’s 2015 People’s Choice Award. This national award was determined by a nationwide vote. (Voting ended on February 20.) Finalists for the People’s Choice award include state...

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    Crowd fills Laurel fire hall for Venables tribute

    by  • February 6, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Delaware's highest award for service to cycling.

    Published in the Cape Gazette February 4, 2015 A crowd of 400 people said phooey to snowstorm warnings Monday night, Jan. 26, to fill the Laurel fire hall and pay tribute to Senator Bob Venables. Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent summed up the atmosphere in the banquet hall: “In this whole room there...

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    Low-Stress Bicycling Networks

    by  • February 2, 2015 • 0 Comments


    by Darren Flusche Published by the League of American Bicyclists When the top minds met in Washington, D.C. this month for the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, the concept of low-stress bicycling networks was the talk of the conference. Pioneered by Northeastern University Professor Peter Furth and others, Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) analysis...

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    Delaware Senate Confirms Cohan as DelDOT Secretary

    by  • January 29, 2015 • 0 Comments


    by Melissa Nann Burke Published in The News Journal January 28 2015 DOVER – The Delaware Senate voted 20-0 Wednesday to confirm Motor Vehicles Director Jennifer Cohan as the Delaware’s new transportation secretary. Cohan, who was confirmed without debate, will replace Shailen Bhatt, who is leaving after 3 1/2 years to head the Colorado Department of Transportation next...

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    Cohan To Replace Bhatt at DelDOT

    by  • January 12, 2015 • 1 Comment

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt will be replaced by DMV Director Jennifer Cohan.

    Gov. Jack Markell announced last week that he will nominate Jennifer Cohan, the Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, to replace Shailen Bhatt as the secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Bhatt is resigning to become the executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. During his tenure as secretary,...

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    Phillip Bishop

    by  • December 29, 2014 • 0 Comments


    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on September 16, 2014.  It was the 3rd most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014.   Phillip Bishop was a committed environmentalist and lover of the outdoors. He kept a garden at home where he grew everything from squash to sunflowers, and had a passion for...

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2014: “National Committee Votes for Bike Signals, Contraflow Bike Lanes, Bike Lanes Through Intersections, Bike Boxes and More”

    by  • December 28, 2014 • 0 Comments


    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on July 16, 2014.  It was the 4th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014. Warning: only read this article if you have a strong stomach for acronyms. The most important committee for bicycling you’ve probably never heard of is the  National Committee on Uniform Traffic...

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2014: “A Busy Tuesday! Cyclist Is Not Guilty. Rumble Strip Fix Test Will Be Completed by 2nd Week of June”

    by  • December 27, 2014 • 0 Comments


    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on May 27, 2014.  It was the 5th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014. Wow, talk about a busy Tuesday. Joe Jackson went on trial for cycling on Snuff Mill Road in Hockessin. And cyclists spoke with DelDOT management about the improperly installed rumble strips along...

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    #6 Most Viewed Article of 2014: “Deadly Weekend: One Pedestrian and One Cyclist Are Dead, Another Pedestrian Is Critically Injured”

    by  • December 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The third of three led/bike weekend crashes left a pedestrian critically injured.   In the earlier two crashes, a pedestrian and cyclist died.

    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on July 28, 2014.  It was the 6th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014.   Three crashes over the weekend left one pedestrian and one cyclist dead and another pedestrian critically injured. Joanne “Jo-Jo” Johnson, 67, a long-time employee at the News Journal, was struck...

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2014: “Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit set for May 1 in Dover”

    by  • December 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Did you get your "neighborway" T-shirt at last week's Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit?

    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on February 28, 2014.  It was the 7th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014.   The American Heart Association, Bike Delaware, the Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware Greenways and Sussex Outdoors will together host the 2014 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit in Dover on May 1....

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2014: “WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway”

    by  • December 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway

    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on March 14, 2014.  It was the 8th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014.   Yesterday, the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway – a safe, flat, direct and paved 7 mile long and 10 foot wide “bicycle highway” between downtown Wilmington and downtown New Castle – took...

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    2014 Delaware Bike Lovers Voter’s Guide

    by  • October 27, 2014 • 3 Comments


    Bike Lovers in Delaware!! READ THIS before you vote on Tuesday, November 4. Candidates running in contested races for the Delaware General Assembly on November 4 are listed below alphabetically by last name. The five “2014 Survey” questions are HERE. Links to the survey questions are also provided below under each candidate for easy...

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