What other states assign DOT officials to work alongside bicycle advocacy organizations, provide the necessary tabling materials, handouts, and a vehicle to get it all there? A web search on these key words shows nothing of the sort. On Sunday Sept. 19th, Bike Delaware, DelDOT, the Delaware Bicycle Council, and the Newark Bicycle Committee came together for one of the greatest outreach opportunities ever in the 1st State, in the interest of bicycle safety. Newark’s “Community Day” proved a monumental success, in connecting with the public on the issues, and what most effects one’s decision about biking as an alternative transportation mode.
Dan LaCombe of DelDOT (rear of display) and Jeff Riegner (yellow shirt) of NBC giving generously of their time, answering questions from interested citizens. The table was well attended throughout the day, with over 50 surveys filled in and submitted.