• Archive for February, 2013

    Video on how the Dutch engineer bike lanes at intersections has over 100,000 views on YouTube

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Engineering, Traffic Control • 1 Comment

    No pictures of people bicycling. Just engineering drawings and schematics. And yet this 2 minute video on how the Dutch engineer bike lanes at intersections has over 100,000 views on YouTube:   A Bike Delaware Archive note: This post has been categorized in the following Archive categories: Bicycle Friendly Places Engineering Right Turn Lanes...

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    Bicycle Commuting Course: Thursday Evening, March 14 in Wilmington

    by  • February 27, 2013 • Education, Events • 1 Comment

    BICYCLE COMMUTING COURSE Classroom Instruction & night ride. Includes route selection, bicycle safety, lights, clothing selection, how to carry gear, etc. WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:30-8:30 PM WHERE: Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 1011 Centre Road, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE COST: $10.00 for WCBC members, $15.00 for nonmembers To register, or ask questions, contact...

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    Get rich with your bike!

    by  • February 27, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Are you tired of working to support expensive cars? Are you worried about that next payment? Are you worried about the future of your health and gaining weight? Keep those fears at a distance. Get rich with your bike! http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/18/get-rich-with-bikes/

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    What happened to a place in Michigan when cars were banned for 115 years?

    by  • February 26, 2013 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Legislation and Policy • 32 Comments

    by Jeff Potter Excerpted from Mackinac Island: “Watch the Bike!” published in Bicycle Times Magazine (Feb/Mar 2013)   Bike culture has recently been booming in the U.S.  But there’s a little place in the north that’s been in love with bikes for generations: Mackinac Island, Michigan, a historic tourist destination on the Straits of Mackinac, between...

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    Will the Delaware General Assembly Vote For Bike and Pedestrian Improvements This Year?

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    We know what we want. And it all comes back to the “Bike and Pedestrian Improvements” program authorization for the Delaware Department of Transportation. We know what we want because, at Bike Delaware’s Strategic Vision 2013 conference in November and in online voting through December 31, the result was overwhelming. “State Authorized Funding for...

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    Improved DelDOT Sweeping Program Will Factor in Bicycling “Hot Spots”

    by  • February 21, 2013 • Maintenance • 1 Comment

    By Randy Cole Maintenance and Operations Division Delaware Department of Transportation DelDOT’s Division of Maintenance and Operations is responsible for maintaining over 13,000 miles of highways (not to mention over 1,500 bridges, 95 buildings and 1 ferry!). We have a formidable job.  Maintaining this road system is a complicated logistical challenge and one that...

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    City of Newark Applies for Federal Funding for Main Street Sharrows

    by  • February 20, 2013 • Federal Funding, Traffic Control • 3 Comments

    The City of Newark has submitted an application for funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for sharrows for its Main Street. If approved, the sharrows on Main Street will connect the Pomeroy Trail to New London Road. The “sharrow” (or “shared lane”) pavement marking is a relatively recent pavement marking that was...

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