• Robert Venables and Jack Markell

    by  • July 1, 2011 • Cool People, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    We are experiencing a bicycling revolution in Delaware, which would not have been possible without the leadership of Senator Robert Venables and Governor Jack Markell.


    Senator Venables is the author of “Walkable, Bikeable Delaware“, passed unanimously by the General Assembly in May, which directed the state to make direct and strategic investments in bicycling. And Governor Markell, the only governor to ever speak at the National Bike Summit, recognized and seized the opportunity that Senator Venables and the General Assembly offered.

    We are enormously proud of our state and its visionary leadership.


    2011 Bike Friendly Elected Official


    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.

    One Response to Robert Venables and Jack Markell

    1. Anonymous
      July 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

      I wish these forward-thinking folks were doing their great work a long time ago when more of the roads were being built. Thank you both for all of your efforts!

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