• Bike Delaware Challenge

    by  • April 16, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Most people can’t count the number of times that the people wearing white T-Shirts pass the ball in this video.

    Can you?

    Click on the envelope icon below to leave a comment about the number of passes you counted.


    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 the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance 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.

    2 Responses to Bike Delaware Challenge

    1. Drew in Delaware
      April 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

      Right. This vid has popped up every six months for years now but the point is well taken esp. re drivers waiting at an intersection to make a right turn in front of a cyclist.

      I've seen many drivers look right through me while gauging traffic. I move from side-to-side or raise a hand to catch their attention and sometimes see a startled "where did he come from" expression.

    2. James Wilson
      April 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      Drew, the phenomenon is known as "inattentional blindness." Here's a quick Wikipedia summary:


      The Invisible Gorilla Test is a startling illustration of it.

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