• About James

    James Wilson 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 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. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

    #DelawareBicyclePlan workshop: New Castle County

    by  • March 1, 2017 • Events • 4 Comments

    Where does your community need improvements to its bicycle network? The final Delaware Bicycle Plan public workshop is TODAY in Wilmington: Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4-7pm Wilmington Public Library, 10 E. 10th Street Every great bicycle network improvement project started its life as just a line on a map. Whether its a huge and ambitious project like the Wilmington-New...

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    #DelawareBicyclePlan workshop: Kent County

    by  • February 28, 2017 • Events • 0 Comments

    Where does your community need improvements to its bicycle network? The next Delaware Bicycle Plan public meeting is TODAY in Dover: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4-7pm Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman Street Every great bicycle network improvement project started its life as just a line on a map. Whether its a huge and ambitious project like...

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    Stupidity Is the Reason that Delaware Pedestrians Die So Frequently. But It’s Not the Stupidity You Think.

    by  • October 19, 2015 • Media, Safety • 16 Comments

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    A recent News Journal front page story caught the attention of thousands of Delawareans: “Delaware is America’s Deadliest State for Pedestrians“ On the News Journal’s Facebook page, the post associated with the article prompted dozens of emphatic comments like these: David Knisley wrote: “Deadliest state or dumbest state? Well if you don’t try playing frogger...

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    DelDOT Hires Bike Delaware Intern

    by  • September 5, 2015 • Bike Delaware, Cool People, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks • 7 Comments

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    Recently the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hired Bike Delaware’s Bicycle Network Planning Intern Paul Moser. Paul is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in civil engineering. He now works full-time for DelDOT’s Planning Division. Though we were sad to lose Paul as our intern, we are even more pleased that...

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    Governor Jack Markell’s 9th Annual “Tour de Delaware”

    by  • September 3, 2015 • Events • 1 Comment

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    Dear Fellow riders: It’s that time again! Mark your calendar for Governor Jack Markell’s 9th Annual “Tour de Delaware” on Sunday, November 8, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m. (Note date change due to Hurricane Joaquin.) This year the route will be a ~50ish mile loop, with the start/end and exact route still being considered. If...

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    Study Confirms: “Share The Road” Signs Don’t Work

    by  • August 29, 2015 • Traffic Control • 25 Comments

    In Delaware, "Share The Road" is, fortunately, no more.

    “Comprehension of the familiar “Share the Road” signage as a statement of bicyclists’ roadway rights has been challenged, based on arguments that it is ambiguous, imprecise, frequently misinterpreted, and not designed for that purpose…In fact, the US state of Delaware discontinued use of the “Share the Road” plaque in November, 2013.” – From “Bicycles...

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    Senators Carper and Coons Tried to Protect Federal Program That Has Funded a New Train Station for Newark, Pennsylvania’s Circuit and Atlanta’s Beltline

    by  • July 30, 2015 • Cool People, Federal Funding • 3 Comments

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    UPDATE (July 3o): The U.S. Senate passed a multi-year transportation bill without the amendment co-sponsored by Senators Carper and Coons. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Boxer of California, did not permit a vote on the amendment. That means (if the Senate bill is eventually also passed by the House) that this program will have to...

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    Who Is a “Cyclist”?

    by  • May 24, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Bike Delaware, Bike Parking, Demographics, Economics, Land Use, Legislation and Policy, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks • 0 Comments

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    By James Wilson Executive Director | Bike Delaware Did you know that most people in Delaware are cyclists? Are you a cyclist? If you cycle on weekends, then you’re a cyclist. If you rode a bike on vacation last summer, you’re a cyclist. If you rode a bike when you were a kid, then you...

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