• Best of Bike Delaware 2012: “Newark Pomeroy Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony”

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    2012 Look Back: This article was originally published on August 28, 2012.  It was the 10th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2012.

    From Charlie Emerson, Newark Parks & Recreation — Please join the City of Newark and project partners DelDOT, Delaware State Parks, University of Delaware, University Courtyard Apartments and DART for the opening of the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail. Thanks to each of you for your support and, to many of you, for your assistance with the project.


    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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