• Citizen Cyclists Needed!

    by  • April 7, 2011 • Traffic Control • 0 Comments

    The Bike Lane Working Group is a mix of professionals and citizen cyclists. It is an ad hoc collaboration that offers an opportunity for informal discussion and sharing of knowledge, perspectives and experiences related to bike lanes.

    The Bike Lane Working Group will meet on Thursday, April 14th, from 6 – 8 pm
    with DelDOT’s Assistant Chief Traffic Engineer and others to figure out how to solve the right turn only lane problem.

    All are welcome. You do not need to be an engineer or planner to attend. We will lay out the basics of the problem so that anyone can productively participate in the conversation. All that is required is an open mind, an ability to listen and a desire to figure out a solution to this problem. 

    If you are interested in preparing a little beforehand, you can check out the references below. (But these will all be explained at the meeting, so it’s not necessary to read them ahead of time.)

    DelDOT’s March 16, 2011 statement on the problem
    • Bike Delaware’s January 2, 2011 position statement
    • NACTO’s suggested solution
    • Maryland DOT approach

    • The Dutch approach 

    Start time will be 6 pm, WILMAPCO, 850 Library Ave Suite 100, Newark, DE (map). Location information can also be found HERE.

    As always, pizza and refreshments provided!

    About

    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

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