• Cycling for Everyone

    by  • September 6, 2012 • Bicycle Friendly Places, No Digest • 1 Comment

    Cycling in the Netherlands was on its way out.  But in the 1970s cycling’s long decline first slowed, and then reversed.

    Today, in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, more people get to work by bicycle than by any other mode.

    Does this have anything to do with the U.S., or Delaware?  Maybe not.  But it’s still pretty cool.  Check out this 7 minute video on how the Dutch saved cycling:


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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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