• WEDNESDAY: A Meeting for People Who Hate Meetings

    by  • June 18, 2012 • No Digest, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Even if you hate going to meetings – especially government meetings – as a colossal waste of time, if you care about walking and bicycling you will want to make an exception for this one.  It is the critical committee vote on Governor Markell’s proposal to invest millions of dollars in a more walkable and bikeable Delaware:

    Governor Markell Needs 7 Votes For "Item 57" in the DelDOT Budget on Wednesday

    WHAT: Delaware General Assembly committee vote on DelDOT capital budget, including proposal to invest over $10 million in walking and bicycling.

    WHEN: 1PM, Wednesday (June 20)

    WHERE: Joint Finance Hearing Room, Ground Floor, Legislative Hall, Dover

    Conservative business dress (suit and tie for men; dresses, suits or nice slacks/shirts for women) is appropriate for Legislative Hall.

    Email us at wbd@bikede.org if you need transportation to Dover on Wednesday. We’re happy to help.

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    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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