• Best of Bike Delaware 2012: “See the World-Class Statewide Network of Pathways and Trails DelDOT and DNREC Propose to Build”

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    2012 Look Back: This article was originally published on May 5, 2012.  It was the 7th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2012.

    This has to be seen to be believed.

    At last week’s Walkable, Bikeable Delaware Day in Dover, Governor Markell announced the launch of the Delaware Trails and Pathways web site.  The site contains a wealth of information about the state’s initiative to make Delaware one of the most walkable and bikeable states in America, and an interactive map with detailed information about the name, location, sponsoring agency, status, length and description of 20 (20!) amazing projects to “create a world-class statewide network of pathways and trails for Delaware’s citizens and visitors, to promote biking, hiking, walking and active living.”

    We don’t have a time machine.  But this web site is the next best thing to get a peak into Delaware’s future.


    Delaware Trails and Pathways (state web site)

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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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