• Who Will We Blame This Time?

    by  • May 27, 2011 • Engineering, Injuries and Fatalities • 0 Comments

    Car Than Struck Kelly Tracey on May 25, 2011

     

    at Rt. 273 and Brownleaf

    There is no photo of the car that hit and killed Michael Gropp on April 6, 2010. The motorist fled the scene, which was a convenient excuse to lay all the blame for that tragedy on the absent driver. In the accident that severely injured Kelly Tracey on Wednesday, though, the motorist remained at the scene, which means that this time greater feats of contorted reasoning will be required in order to ignore the elephant in the room.

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    About

    James Wilson 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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