• About James

    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.

    Mitchell and Sokola Sponsor Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act

    by  • June 6, 2017 • Cool People, Legal and Enforcement, Legislation and Policy, Safety, Traffic Control • 0 Comments

    Keep Me Informed In Case I Can Help The Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act has bipartisan support in the Delaware General Assembly and we are cautiously optimistic about its passage. But politics is often surprising. If you would like us to keep you informed about the progress of this legislation and let you know if...

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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

    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

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

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

    “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

    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

    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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    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/ RELATED: • 2015 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking • Delaware’s 2015 Bicycle Friendly State “Report Card” • The Fourth Most Bicycle Friendly State in America (Ranking...

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