• Newark to Wilmington Trail Study Presentation by DelDOT

    by  • June 2, 2014 • 1 Comment


    If you’d like to get an update on the Newark to Wilmington Trail, DelDOT will be presenting the results of its study that evaluated potential trail connections across New Castle County between Newark and Wilmington. When will DelDOT be moving on a first segment of this trail? Today at 3PM in Newark is your chance to...

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    U.S. House Committee Tells USDOT To Reduce Walking and Cycling Fatalities and Injuries

    by  • May 30, 2014 • 7 Comments

    Representative Tom Latham (Iowa)

    Last week the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies. In addition, the committee also issued an accompanying report in which it directs...

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    DelDOT Says It Will Fix Improperly Installed Rumble Strips

    by  • May 24, 2014 • 0 Comments


    In social media posts on Friday, DelDOT said it will fix rumble strips that were improperly installed on Route 24 and Route 9 in Sussex County. Rumble strips, also known as sleeper lines, rumple strips, audible lines and growlers are a safety countermeasure for preventing “run-off-road” (“ROR”) motor vehicle crashes. They are recommended by the Federal...

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    So Close: Just Missing Silver, Newark Wins Bronze Recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

    by  • May 21, 2014 • 0 Comments


    ***UPDATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 25: “Newark City Council Agenda for August 25” *** (see “6B”) ***UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20: “Cycle track continues to gain city’s support” (Newark Post)***   Just missing recognition as a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community, Newark has again been recognized as a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists: •...

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    Safety Act Language for Walking and Cycling Is Included in Federal Transportation Bill Approved by Senate Committee

    by  • May 20, 2014 • 4 Comments


    Last week, the United States Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 2322, known as the “MAP-21 Reauthorization Act”. The legislation is cosponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Committee, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman...

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    Yep: Cycling is Now the Official State Sport of Delaware

    by  • May 16, 2014 • 1 Comment


    Thanks to the unstoppable students from Wilbur Elementary and Southern Elementary (and Representative Valerie Longhurst and Senator Nicole Poore), CYCLING is now the OFFICIAL STATE SPORT of Delaware! The prime sponsors of House Bill 235 were Representative Valerie Longhurst, Senator Nicole Poore and Senator David Sokola. Additional sponsors were Reps. Gerald Brady and Debra Heffernan; and Sens. Brian Bushweller, Catherine Cloutier and...

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    DelDOT Public Workshop on Phase I of Georgetown to Lewes Trail

    by  • May 9, 2014 • 1 Comment


    The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is holding a Public Workshop to present to the surrounding residents, businesses and the general public for the proposed Georgetown to Lewes Rail with Trail, Phase I Facility. The project proposes to construct a 10 foot wide multi-use path from the east of Savannah Road to Gills Neck...

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    For Transportation Nerds: America’s Only Bicycle Boulevard T-Shirt

    by  • May 8, 2014 • 7 Comments

    Did you get your "neighborway" T-shirt at last week's Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit?

    RELATED: • Delaware’s 2014 Bicycle Friendly State Report Card • The Fourth Most Bicycle Friendly State in America • 2014 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit • Neighborhood Greenways (Portland Bureau of Transportation) • Crime Prevention For Wilmington For About $140,000 Per Mile • In Portland Every Day is Walk & Bike to School Day (VIDEO) • Can Traffic...

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    The Fourth Most Bicycle Friendly State in America

    by  • May 2, 2014 • 13 Comments

    Watch out Washington, Minnesota and Wisconsin!

    DOVER – May 2, 2014 – At yesterday’s Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, the president of the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) announced that Delaware had moved up in the Bicycle Friendly State rankings among all states to #4 in the U.S.  Along with the new ranking, LAB also issues Bicycle Friendly State “Report Cards”...

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    DelDOT Is Delaware’s 2nd Bicycle Friendly Business

    by  • April 23, 2014 • 1 Comment


    The League of American Bicyclists has designated the Delaware Department of Transportation a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business. DelDOT is the the only government agency in Delaware to have earned this distinction, a distinction shared by only one other state department of transportation in the United States. Perhaps even more impressively, though, DelDOT is only...

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    Novak Druce Sponsors 2014 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • April 21, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Wilmington, Delaware – For six years, Pernell Vaughan has walked to his job as senior e-records coordinator at the Wilmington, Delaware offices of the IP boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP. “I enjoy walking to work because I don’t have to worry about traffic,” said Vaughan. “I also don’t have the expense...

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    Senator Coons Announces the National Discovery Trails Act of 2014

    by  • April 19, 2014 • 1 Comment


    WHAT: Event Announcing National Discovery Trails Act & the American Discovery Trail WHEN: Earth Day, Tuesday 4/22, 2:00pm WHERE: Cape Henlopen State Park, specific location TBD Senator Chris Coons is hosting an event to announce the introduction of the “National Discovery Trails Act of 2014″ at Cape Henlopen on Tuesday 4/22 at 2:00pm.  The National...

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    Thank you, Governor Markell

    by  • April 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Governor Jack Markell, the most bicycle-friendly governor in America.

      The Honorable Jack Markell Governor of Delaware Tatnall Building William Penn St., 2nd Floor Dover, Delaware 19901 April 10, 2014 Dear Governor Markell, On behalf of the American Heart Association, Bike Delaware, Delaware Greenways, the Delaware Bicycle Council, the Delaware Nature Society, the Historic New Castle Alliance, the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors...

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    Why “Share The Road” Is Gone in Delaware

    by  • April 7, 2014 • 10 Comments

    In Delaware, "Share The Road" is, fortunately, no more.

    Published in the Institute of Transportation Engineers Bicycle and Pedestrian Council Newsletter April 4, 2014 “Share The Road”: It’s practically the national motto of cycling advocacy in the United States. It’s the cycling “message” on license plates in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,...

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    Instant Protected Bike Lane? Just Add Armadillos

    by  • April 4, 2014 • 1 Comment


    How do you make an instant protected bike lane? Just add “armadillos”. “Armadillos” – named after the little road kill critter – are recycled plastic dividers that create a protected space for cycling. It’s just a small, gentle bump that reminds motorists to stay out of a protected bike lane. “They’re not very high,...

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    Blue Hen Veterans and the “Face of America” Ride

    by  • March 27, 2014 • 3 Comments


    By Jennifer Barnes This April 25-27 the State of Delaware will be well represented at the 2014 Face of America ride by the Blue Hen Veterans and Friends Cycling Team. The ride is a 2-day, 110 mile, cycling event organized by World Team Sports to honor disabled military veterans and first responders.  It is...

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    Ride the WCBC Icicle Metric Century

    by  • March 26, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Icicle Graphic

      Saturday! The snow and ice will be gone, temperatures are on a warming trend, spring is bursting out on all fronts, and it’s time for the White Clay Bicycle Club’s annual Icicle Metric Century ride. White Clay Bicycle Club is, and always has been, Bike Delaware’s biggest sponsor. So you can enjoy the...

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    Broad Creek Byway Bike and Brew Tour

    by  • March 25, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Bike the cool back roads of Sussex County.

    A bike ride on scenic back roads in Sussex County? Check! A bike on scenic back roads in Sussex County PLUS 16 Mile Beer? Double-check! Sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, check out the Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour – Bike and Brew 2014 Saturday, June 07, 2014 Included with Registration Fee Choice...

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    May 1: Get This Prescription Filled

    by  • March 19, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Let's get this prescription filled.

    Thank you Mississippi and West Virginia! Delaware is the “First State” because we were the first to ratify the United States Constitution. But it’s only thanks to our sister states Mississippi and West Virginia that (according to a recent Gallup survey) we are not the “First State in Obesity.” But Mississippi and West Virginia...

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    May 1: The Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • March 18, 2014 • 2 Comments


    REGISTER HERE FOR THE 2014 WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE SUMMIT At last year’s Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, DelDOT Secretary Bhatt and DNREC Secretary O’Mara jointly announced Delaware’s new #5 Bicycle Friendly State ranking; Civil Engineering Professor Peter Furth described how Delaware could make simple and cost-effective investments in a “low traffic stress” network to grow...

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    WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • March 14, 2014 • 5 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway. Credit: News Journal

    Yesterday, the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway – a safe, flat, direct and paved 7 mile long and 10 foot wide “bicycle highway” between downtown Wilmington and downtown New Castle – took a giant step forward. The Wilmington Area Planning Council (“WILMAPCO”, the federally created metropolitan planning organization that covers New Castle County) voted to approve...

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    USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx: “Bicycling to opportunity…in safety”

    by  • March 11, 2014 • 0 Comments


    By Anthony Foxx Secretary United States Department of Transportation When I was mayor of Charlotte, NC, I helped oversee development of a Complete Streets approach to transportation that included motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users, transit passengers, and the businesses that lined the city’s streets. I also was mayor when the Charlotte Center City Partners...

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    Senator Coons and Representative Carney Will Co-Sponsor the Bicycle and Pedestrian Road Safety Act

    by  • March 7, 2014 • 1 Comment


    Washington, DC – Senator Chris Coons and Representative John Carney will be co-sponsors of the “Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act” in the United States Congress. Last year, overall traffic fatalities fell in Delaware to their lowest level in 50 years. But this decline has been entirely driven by a decline in motor vehicle occupant fatalities. Pedestrian and...

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