• What Should Bike Delaware Do in 2012?

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    November 8: Bicycle Advocacy for the Busy Majority

    If you could get one important thing done for bicycling next year, what would it be?

    This is not an idle question.  We learned this year that it is an extraordinarily urgent one as moving government in a new direction requires energy, patience, intelligence…and, most importantly, focus.  The list below is a giant list of ideas from which we will probably choose just two or three to work on.   Please come out and vote on November 8 for the goals you think Bike Delaware should focus on in 2012:

    Bike Delaware 2012 Priorities and Strategic Vision Discussion and Vote

    Location: Wilmapco Offices, 850 Library Ave, Newark

    Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8. Time: 6 pm.

    Interactive map to start location HERE.


    Candidate Goals

    Active Transportation Skills for Children

    Bicycle Boulevards

    Bike Parking

    Bicycle Priority Marking

    Bike Friendly Roundabouts

    Bike Friendly Training for Engineers

    Bike Lane Striping Thru Intersections

    Bike Safety/Education

    Bikes on SEPTA

    Centerline Removal on Low ADT Roads

    CMAQ – Comparative Emissions Analysis

    Crash Data FOIA Request

    DelDOT Maintenance Policy for Bike Facilities

    Dover/Clayton Off-Alignment Multi-Use Path (funding for engineering for a segment in FY2013)

    Driver Education

    Fair Share For Safety

    FY2013 Funding for First State Trails and Pathways Plan

    Georgetown/Lewes Off-Alignment Multi-Use Path

    Level of Service Legislation

    Lobby Day (Dover in the spring)

    Newark Bike Co-Op

    Paving and Maintenance List

    Rebuttable Presumption of Liability Law

    Reverse Angle Parking

    Signature Bridge Over the Cristina River for the Wilmington/New Castle Industrial Track

    Speed Camera Legislation

    Traffic Calming

    Wilmington/New Castle Industrial Track (funding for construction)

    Wilmington/Newark Off-Alignment Multi-Use Path (funding for engineering for a segment in FY2013)

    ZigZag Pavement Marking for DE MUTCD


    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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