• Cape Gazette: State set to create world-class pathway network

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    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt at the Delaware Bike Summit standing in front of a prototype bike rack from Summit sponsor Vintage Metalwork.

    By Henry J. Evans jr.

    Oct 24, 2011

    Published in the Cape Gazette

    Shailen Bhatt, Delaware Department of Transportation secretary, has signed an agreement with Collin O’Mara, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control secretary, to follow through with work on 19 proposed  trails and pathways throughout the state. The First State Trails and Pathways Plan is Gov. Jack Markell’s vision of creating a world-class interconnected pathway with linked nodes throughout the state.

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    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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