• Build, Link and Develop: Delaware’s Vision

    by  • October 17, 2011 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Seven Goals of First State Trails and Pathways Plan

    1) Re-establish Delaware in the Top Ten of Bicycling Friendly States.

    2) Build a world-class interconnected, non-motorized trails and pathway network.

    3) Support the creation of local jobs related to bicycling, including construction, maintenance, cycling-related services and eco-tourism.

    4) Link Delaware communities internally to support more sustainable local economies and externally expand the linkages between the state’s neighborhoods, towns and cities.

    5) Develop and implement sustainable practices in the creation of Delaware’s pathway and trails network, such as supporting native landscaping and natural habitats.

    6) Support more healthy communities by providing safe and affordable active transportation choices.

    7) Develop workable strategies for ongoing maintenance and upgrading of existing facilities.

    Read more about the First State Trails and Pathways Plan HERE.


    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.

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