• Legislation and Policy

    Articles about local, state and federal legislation and policies relating to bicycling and walking.

    For articles about legal issues around walking and bicycling in current law, please refer to the Legal section of the Archive.

    For articles on state dedicated funding for walking and bicycling in Delaware, please refer to the Walkable Bikeable Delaware section of the Archive.

    For articles on federal funding for walking and bicycling, please refer to the Federal Funding section of the Archive.

    Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act signed into law

    by  • October 3, 2017 • Events, Legal and Enforcement, Legislation and Policy • 0 Comments

    Governor John Carney signed the Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act on Thursday, October 5, in Newark. In addition to Governor Carney, state and local officials, including the bill’s prime sponsors State Representative Larry Mitchell  and State Senator Dave Sokola, attended. We are proud of our work on this important reform of Delaware’s Rules of the Road, which...

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    Key Committee Vote Advances Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act

    by  • June 8, 2017 • Legal and Enforcement, Legislation and Policy, Safety, Traffic Control • 0 Comments

    One vote down. Three more to go. Two votes down. Two more to go. UPDATE: Delaware House of Representatives Decisively Backs Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act abc   Keep Me Informed In Case I Can Help The Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act has bipartisan support in the Delaware General Assembly and was just reported out –...

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    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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    Delaware Awards Contract to Finish Long-Awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • September 23, 2016 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 41 Comments

    Decades after it was first proposed, Delaware has signed a contract with a local construction firm to complete the long-awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway. It’s a project of superlatives: It’s the state’s biggest-ever cycling network improvement project. And it will include a football-field long bike bridge spanning the Christina River which will be, by far, the longest bike bridge ever built...

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    Record $20.7 million for cycling and walking approved by Delaware General Assembly in early morning vote

    by  • July 1, 2016 • Legislation and Policy, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 75 Comments

    The Delaware General Assembly voted early Friday morning to approve a capital budget for the state of Delaware that includes a record $20.7 million for cycling and walking improvements. In each year since the passage of Walkable Bikeable Delaware in 2011 the state of Delaware has made substantial financial commitments to improving cycling and walking infrastructure in the...

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    With leadership from McDowell and Bonini, Bikes+Transit bill advances on 17 to 3 vote by Delaware Senate

    by  • April 14, 2016 • Land Use, Legislation and Policy, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    UPDATE: Bikes+Transit (Complete Communities) legislation signed into law. Led by the effective advocacy of its prime sponsors Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini, the Delaware Senate voted 17 to 3 to approve the Healthy and Transit-Friendly Development Act. The fate of this innovative bicycle-friendly development legislation is now with the Delaware House of Representatives....

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    Two Names to Know for 2016

    by  • December 21, 2015 • Legislation and Policy • 2 Comments

    “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” – Winston Churchill Yesterday we asked this question: What is completely free, takes less than 5 minutes to do, is the single most important first step that most Delawareans can do to help...

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