• DelDOT Secretary Bhatt at Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit

    by  • April 5, 2013 • Events, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment


    Active Transportation, Healthy Families
    May 1 | Dover, Delaware



    bhatt3DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt will speak at the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit on May 1 in Dover.

    Secretary Bhatt spoke at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC in 2012. His agency also proposed over $10 million dollars in new bike and pedestrian improvement funding last year.

    Secretary Bhatt previously served as Associate Administrator in the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Executive Director with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet responsible for advancing transportation projects, and as Director of the Bowling Green/Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization. He is on the advisory committee of the State Smart  Transportation Initiative (SSTI) and formerly served as a board member for Preservation Kentucky and the Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport.

    Bhatt_quoteAlong with Governor Markell, Senator Carper and Representative Longhurst, Secretary’s Bhatt’s leadership is one of the reasons that there is probably more pro-walking and pro-cycling momentum in Delaware right now than in any other state in the country. Last year, Delaware leapt 8 places in the League of American Bicyclists ranking of “bicycle friendly” states (more than any other state in the country). Delaware was also the only state that the League chose to profile in its recent “Bicycle Friendly America” publication.

    But: “past performance is no guarantee of future results.” We need your help in Dover to sustain this incredible momentum.


    One Response to DelDOT Secretary Bhatt at Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit

    1. Amy Wilburn
      April 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      May 1 will soon be here. As you may very well have noticed, this year, the Legislator’s Ride is on the same day as the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit, which gives you the opportunity to attend both. These are two separate events, however, so if you plan to attend both, it’s important that you sign up for each one separately. Just as Bike Delaware is providing logistical support for the WBD event, the Delaware Bicycle Council is responsible for the logistics of the Legislator’s Ride. We need to know whether you need transportation back to the start and when you need to return as well as your t-shirt size! So if you will be participating in the Legislator’s Ride, take this as a friendly reminder to please make sure to register by going to http://www.deldot.gov/information/community_programs_and_services/bike/

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