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    The Time Is Now For Delaware’s 1st Protected Bike Lane

    by  • September 18, 2014 • 5 Comments

    The City of Newark has so much going for it these days, including a number of recently received awards, mostly highlighting its vibrant downtown area, and there are many reasons to celebrate. Though not remarkable, back in May Newark also received a repeat honor in the form of “Bronze” status as a “Bicycle Friendly...

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    Inside Line Bike Expo: Newark, March 7

    by  • February 21, 2015 • 0 Comments

    If you register online, the Expo is $5.

    According to its organizers, “this is no ordinary trade show…it’s the raddest indoor celebration of bikes we’ve ever had in the Mid-Atlantic region.” It’s the inaugural Inside Line Bike Expo. And it’s coming to Newark on Saturday March 7. The Expo will feature dozens of regional & national/international bike industry vendors (manufacturers, distributors, frame builders &...

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

    by  • February 9, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    BIKE DELAWARE is one of nine national finalists for Bicycling’s 2015 People’s Choice Award. This national award is determined by a nationwide vote. CAST YOUR VOTE HERE! Finalists for the People’s Choice award include state or local bicycle advocacy organizations whose “exemplary work” significantly improved bicycling in their communities though infrastructure or programs that helped make bicycling more “accessible to...

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    The East Coast Greenway Ride Through Delaware Meets Governor Markell

    by  • October 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Cyclists riding 325 miles from Philadelphia to Fredericksburg, Virginia on the East Coast Greenway stopped in Wilmington on Monday morning and met Governor Jack Markell to discuss how Delaware has become the fourth most bicycle-friendly state in the country, as well as the development of the East Coast Greenway in Delaware. The governor spoke about upcoming bicycle...

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    Better Block Wilmington Brings New Life to Union Street

    by  • September 23, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Man, volunteering really is tough work.

    For three days last month, the 600 block of Union Street in West Side Wilmington looked a bit different than usual. For these three days (August 11-13), one lane of traffic was closed to vehicles and converted into a lively, vibrant public space where residents could sit, eat, relax, listen to music, and enjoy...

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    News Journal: “Can motorists, bicyclists share the road?”

    by  • September 22, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    by Melissa Nann Burke Published in The News Journal September 21 2014 Every road-riding cyclist has a story about a time a motorist came within inches of killing them. A car recently ran John McCormick off the road when turning into the Brandywine Town Center from Naamans Road in Brandywine Hundred, he said. McCormick...

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    Hockessin Cyclist Killed Less Than a Mile From Home

    by  • September 15, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    Update (9/16/14): “DuPont manager charged in Hockessin hit-and-run“ Update (9/16/14): “Chief says arrest near in Hockessin hit-run death“ by Chris Barrish Published in The News Journal September 14, 2014 The clock was ticking toward midnight Friday when Johanna Bishop of Hockessin began worrying for her son Phillip’s safety. The 27-year-old supervisor at PureBread deli...

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    Share the Road Chautaqua

    by  • September 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

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      (Sung to the tune of Kumbaya) Share the road, my friend, share the road. Share the road, my friend, share the road. Oh, friend, share the road.   As we were preparing the syllabus for our introduction to road cycling class, my co-instructor, a long-time biker and experienced teacher, wanted to begin with this...

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    Delaware Pedestrian Fatalities Are Down Slightly in 2014

    by  • August 19, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    “Nowhere in America was it more dangerous to cross the street than in Delaware, where nearly three pedestrians died in traffic accidents per 100,000 residents in 2012.” – USA Today, August 10, 2014 A recent article in USA Today highlighted the very sobering fact that, in 2012, Delaware was the most dangerous state in...

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    Delaware’s Report Card

    by  • August 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Watch out Washington, Minnesota and Wisconsin!

    Have you seen Delaware’s 2014 Bicycle Friendly State “Report Card” from the League of American Bicyclists?  RELATED • Delaware’s 2014 Bicycle Friendly State Report Card (PDF) • League of American Bicyclists: “What Does My State Ranking Mean?”

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    Rumble Strips, Colorado Style

    by  • August 11, 2014 • 1 Comment

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      In late spring, bike riders in Sussex County encountered rumble strips that a DelDOT contractor erroneously ground in the center of the shoulder along a couple of popular cycling routes. Colorado seems to have figured this issue out, at least along one road up in the mountains. Even though I’ve been babysitting my grandkids...

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