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    DelDOT Hires Bike Delaware Intern

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


    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


    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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    New Study Confirms: “Share The Road” Is a Problem

    by  • August 29, 2015 • Traffic Control • 22 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 • 2 Comments


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

    by  • May 13, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Cool People, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments


    The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its new Bicycle Friendly State rankings. For the 4th year in a row, Delaware advanced in the national rankings. We are now ranked #3 in in the United States! The big question is, how did that happen? Check out the slide show below for the 8 most important...

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    For cycling, it doesn’t matter whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is president

    by  • October 18, 2014 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments


    Check out the cycling/walking candidate survey that is happening right now. The deadline for candidates to respond is Wednesday. We all know that Barack Obama is the president of the United States. And most of us know the name of the man he beat in the most recent presidential election. But do you know...

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    Newark City Council Discusses a Protected Bike Lane for Delaware Avenue

    by  • August 25, 2014 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Economics, Engineering, Legislation and Policy, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Safety, Traffic Control, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment


    The Newark City Council will discuss a protected bike lane for Delaware Avenue as part of its agenda this evening. Support of a protected lane for Delaware Avenue by the council is critically important. In its recent Bicycle Friendly Community “report card” for Newark, one of the key recommendations from the League of Bicyclists was for...

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    The most important committee for bicycling you’ve probably never heard of

    by  • July 16, 2014 • Engineering, Traffic Control • 8 Comments


    Warning: only read this article if you have a strong stomach for acronyms. The most important committee for bicycling you’ve probably never heard of is the  National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) Bicycle Technical Committee. Since 1972, the NCUTCD has been the formal advisory committee to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regarding...

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    U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Wastes Everyone’s Time

    by  • June 26, 2014 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy • 16 Comments

    U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey (Pennsylvania)

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey (Pennsylvania) introduced an amendment in the Senate Finance Committee to de-fund the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. Ugh. Not again. Five years ago, after the previous federal surface transportation bill expired and the U.S. Congress started a long debate about its replacement (eventually known as “MAP-21″), a series of congressional...

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