• Top 8 Reasons Delaware Is the #3 Most Bicycle Friendly State in America

    by  • May 13, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Cool People, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    Check out the slide show below for the 8 most important reasons that Delaware is ranked as the most bicycle friendly state east of the Mississippi River:

    Link to Slide Show: http://www.bikede.org/2015/05/13/top-8-reasons/


    2015 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking

    Delaware’s 2015 Bicycle Friendly State “Report Card”

    • The Fourth Most Bicycle Friendly State in America (Ranking from 2014)

    Senate Concurrent Resolution #13 (aka “Walkable Bikeable Delaware”)

    • Delaware General Assembly Votes $6.3 Million for Cycling

    • See the World-Class Statewide Network of Pathways and Trails DelDOT and DNREC Propose to Build

    Wilmington – New Castle Greenway

    • Michael Castle Trail Opened

    • DelDOT Is Delaware’s 2nd Bicycle Friendly Business

    • Markell and Denn: “We are going to help make Delaware the most bicycle friendly state in America.”


    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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