• Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2011 Campaign

    by  • December 16, 2011 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Walkable, Bikeable Delaware 2011 Campaign:

    1) League of American Bicyclists: “$5 million dedicated to Bicycling in Delaware — ready to match with federal funds

    2) League of American Bicyclists: “How Delaware made statewide bike funding history with CMAQ

    3) Walkable, Bikeable Delaware

    About the Advocacy Awards —

    In 2009, the Alliance for Biking & Walking launched an annual awards program recognizing individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence in the bicycle and pedestrian movement.

    The public nomination period for the 2012 awards is now closed.

    Nominations are now being evaluated by a selection committee composed of Alliance staff, board, and advocacy organization representatives and the winners will be announced at a high-profile reception on March 20, 2012, during the 2012 National Bike Summit.

    One of the award categories is “Winning Campaign of the Year.”  This award goes to an organization for a winning campaign (e.g. Walkable, Bikeable Delaware), in the last year, which has had the biggest impact for bicycling and walking. Their victory will dramatically increase biking and walking in their state/community or will dramatically shift the way that biking and walking are considered.

    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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