• November 15: Vote on 2013 Advocacy Goals

    by  • October 26, 2012 • Bike Delaware, Events • 0 Comments

    WHAT: Bike Delaware Strategic Vision 2013 (SV2013): Vote on cycling advocacy goals for 2013

    WHEN: November 15, 5 to 8PM

    WHERE: Newark, Delaware

    Register HERE.

    November 15: Bicycle Advocacy for the Busy Majority

    On November 6, Delawareans will vote on who we want to send to Dover and to Washington, DC to guide and decide the affairs of Delaware and the nation.  On November 15, cyclists will have a second vote.  We will vote on our top priority goals to improve cycling in Delaware.

    When cyclists are united and focused on the future, we can reach out and change it.  We’ve proved that.  On October 5, 2010 (Strategic Vision 2011), we voted to focus on state strategic investment in walking and bicycling.  Less than 18 months later at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC, the Alliance for Biking and Walking, after looking at advocacy campaigns in cities, counties and states across  the entire country, announced that Walkable Bikeable Delaware  was America’s Winning Campaign of the Year.

    We need your help on November 15 to identify our next winning campaign. If you care about cycling, please come out and vote on November 15 for the goals you think cyclists should focus on in 2013.


    ****  Register for Bike Delaware Strategic Vision 2013 ****


    SV2013 will run from 5 to 8PM on November 15, but we welcome and encourage folks who only have a few minutes to just stop by and vote.  If you need to vote and leave to pick up your kids, make dinner and/or meet a group of civil war re-enactor friends, just swing by anytime between 5 and 8PM and vote for what cyclists’ top priority advocacy goal for 2013 should be.


    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 is the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness and serves on the board of directors of the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance. 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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