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    Fear and Gratitude

    by  • November 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    While we can’t make any guarantees about what 2017 might have in store for us, it is a particular sin to let fear of tomorrow blind us to the blessings of today. So here are some of the coolest things that happened in 2016 (along with some of the amazing people who helped make...

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    Governor Markell Opens Phase I of Lewes-Georgetown Trail

    by  • October 19, 2016 • 14 Comments

    It’s late October but it will nevertheless be 80° (!) today at 2PM in Lewes for the official opening of the first phase of the Lewes-Georgetown Trail. This is the first 1.1-mile section – from Gills Neck Road to Savannah Road in Lewes – of what will eventually be a 10 foot wide paved trail that extends...

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

    by  • September 23, 2016 • 41 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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    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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    Bike Delaware 2016 Voter’s Guide

    by  • October 18, 2016 • 3 Comments

    From Claymont in the north to Selbyville in the south, these 62 people are running for election on November 8 to represent us here in Delaware. How important are cycling and walking to these folks? 68% of them took the time to answer a short survey that we sent them. See their answers below in...

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    Governor Jack Markell’s Final Governor’s Ride

    by  • October 7, 2016 • 5 Comments

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    Throughout his entire time in office as Governor – and in, fact, even before he became Governor – Jack Markell has led an annual “Tour de Delaware.” Now he is leading his last one as governor. Whether you’ve ridden each of the previous nine Tours with him or this will be your first one,...

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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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    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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    UPDATE: Bikes+Transit (Complete Communities) legislation signed into law. 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....

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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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    On Judge Rocanelli’s Sentencing of Gabriel Pardo

    by  • January 19, 2016 • 8 Comments

    On Friday, Judge Andrea Rocanelli sentenced the motorist who killed my son Phillip on September 12, 2014, to serve 8 years in prison. Gabriel Pardo did not set out with malice to kill anyone while driving home in Hockessin that September evening. But for my son Phillip, and his brother and sisters, and his...

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