• National Spotlight on Delaware TODAY

    by  • June 20, 2012 • No Digest, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    by Carol Ireland
    White Clay Bicycle Club

    Tuesday, June 19

    The national focus is on Delaware this Wednesday. The Bond Committee of the General Assembly will be voting on whether to include in the state budget the $13 million Gov. Markell requested for biking and walking programs across the state.

    If you can possibly take the time, please come to Dover to show your support for this funding.  Several folks will be driving down from New Castle County, so contact me if you’d like to carpool.

    If you haven’t done so already, please contact your state representative and senator today, asking that they encourage their colleagues on the Bond Committee to vote “yes” for the $13 million for biking and walking.  To identify your legislators, and for a sample message to them, see:  http://www.bikede.org/2012/05/30/millions-for-walking-and-bicycling-if-you-speak-up-this-week/.

    Hope to see you in Dover!

    Best regards,
    Carol Ireland
    President, WCBC

    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 (see “Item 57” at right).

    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 Carol Ireland if you would like help arranging a carpool with other folks going to Dover on Wednesday for this historic vote.


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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 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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