• 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.

    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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    Delaware General Assembly Adjourns Without Vote on Bicycle-Friendly Transit-Oriented Development Bill

    by  • July 4, 2015 • Economics, Land Use, Legislation and Policy, Transit • 0 Comments

    The Delaware General Assembly ended its 2015 session early Wednesday morning. Bicycle-friendly economic development legislation, introduced by State Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini and State Representatives Ed Osienski and Helene Keeley, did not receive a vote in the Delaware Senate. Senator McDowell’s innovative bill defines criteria for “Complete Community Enterprise Districts” that would help local...

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    McDowell, Bonini, Osienski and Keeley Introduce Bicycle-Friendly Economic Development Bill

    by  • June 12, 2015 • Economics, Land Use, Legislation and Policy, Transit • 6 Comments

    JULY 1 (UPDATE): Delaware General Assembly adjourns without Senate vote on legislation. State Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini and State Representatives Ed Osienski and Helene Keeley have introduced bicycle-friendly economic development legislation in the Delaware General Assembly. The innovative bill – known as the Healthy and Transit-Friendly Development Act – would establish a simple framework for local...

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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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    2014 Delaware Bike Lovers Voter’s Guide

    by  • October 27, 2014 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 14 Comments

    Bike Lovers in Delaware!! READ THIS before you vote on Tuesday, November 4. Candidates running in contested races for the Delaware General Assembly on November 4 are listed below alphabetically by last name. The five “2014 Survey” questions are HERE. Links to the survey questions are also provided below under each candidate for easy...

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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 • 2 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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