• Bicycle Friendly Places

    Articles about Delaware as a “bicycle-friendly” state; about Delaware’s “bicycle-friendly” communities (Newark and Lewes); about other communities in Delaware working towards the “bicycle-friendly” designation; and about how other communities and places in the U.S. and abroad are making themselves bicycle-friendly.

    If you live in Sussex County, Wednesday is your chance to be heard

    by  • February 21, 2017 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks • 7 Comments

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, stop by anytime between 4 and 7PM) is the only public meeting that will be held in Sussex County (2 The Circle, Georgetown) on the new Delaware Bicycle Plan. This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get the bicycle improvements your community needs in an official plan. (If you miss this opportunity, your next opportunity...

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    More Colorado Cycling Innovation: The US 36 Bikeway is an 18-mile “Highway for Cyclists”

    by  • August 23, 2016 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Transportation Trails • 4 Comments

    I continue to be impressed with bicycling innovation in and around Boulder, Colorado and – on another recent trip to see the grandkids – I discovered more remarkable infrastructure. It’s called the “US 36 Bikeway.” Imagine a 12-foot bikeway parallel and separate from I-95, connecting Claymont (train station), Wilmington (train station and DART routes) and the...

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    While visiting the grandkids, Carol secretly investigates “Platinum” Bicycle Friendly Community Boulder, Colorado

    by  • December 10, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places • 3 Comments

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    Thanks to a couple of delightful grandkids living in Boulder, Colorado, I have several opportunities a year to visit Boulder, which is ranked as a “Platinum” (the very highest ranking) “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. According to the League, there are only five of these “Platinum” communities in the entire United States....

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    Giving thanks in Newark—a definite hint of “silver”

    by  • November 24, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

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    by Mark Deshon, Newark Bicycle Committee Chair This is the week we all get together with families and loved ones to reflect on how blessed we are in this country. Eighteen months ago during National Bike-to-Work Day, we celebrated the retention of the city’s “bronze” status as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), as judged...

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    Bike Lessons for Delaware Straight from Copenhagen and Amsterdam

    by  • August 14, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Events • 3 Comments

    LESSON #2: CYCLING-SPECIFIC SIGNALS AT INTERSECTIONS. Busy intersections have bike traffic signals timed separately from car traffic, helping everyone to get through intersections safely, comfortably and quickly.

    By Kirsten Jones Check out the slide show below for some lesson for Delaware straight from Copenhagen and Amsterdam:   RELATED: • UD Grad Student’s Video Highlights Need for Cycle Track in Newark • 725 Students. 850 Bike Parking Spots. • Cycling for Everyone • How the Dutch Handle the Right Turn Only Lane Problem • “Build it and...

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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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    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 • 1 Comment

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    The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its new Bicycle Friendly State rankings. For the 5th year in a row, Delaware advanced in the national rankings. We are now ranked #3 in the United States! The big question is, how did that happen? Check out the slide show below for the 8 most important reasons...

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    “Every Skill. Every Age. Everyone.” The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • March 20, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Economics, Engineering, Events, Health, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Safety, Traffic Control, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 12 Comments

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    The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit will be held this year on May 7 in Dover. ***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*** To add your name to the waiting list, please email wbd bikede.org with your name, city and zip code. The 2015 summit will be hosted by the American Heart Association, the Delaware Department of Transportation,...

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    Cohan To Replace Bhatt at DelDOT

    by  • January 12, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Cool People, Federal Funding • 1 Comment

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt will be replaced by DMV Director Jennifer Cohan.

    Gov. Jack Markell announced last week that he will nominate Jennifer Cohan, the Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, to replace Shailen Bhatt as the secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Bhatt is resigning to become the executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. During his tenure as secretary,...

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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

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    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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