Between May of 1997 and March of 2008 (over 10 years), Delaware’s unemployment rate was between 3 and 4%. But for the last four years, unemployment has stubbornly...
Do you bike to work regularly? Or occasionally? Or have you thought about it but just never figured out how to manage the logistics? Save the date, Friday, May 17, and join others biking to work in Wilmington, and thousands across the country who will be biking to work that day. There will be two [...]
LA’s smart advertising campaign is cool. Why not make it better? Lose the (vague, confusing and useless) “share the road” bit (ugh), clarify why a cyclist may need to take the lane, slap on a DelDOT logo and here’s what we could have in Delaware for billboards and bus ads: What do [...]
I saw this on the Alliance for Biking and Walking‘s Facebook page. It had about 100 likes and I decided to steal it:
Do you live in a development with one entrance? Does your child have a friend in a neighboring development? Do you have to drive your child to her friend’s house, because there are no sidewalks between the developments? If this is something you have experienced then you need to be in Dover on May 1. [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE Representative Valerie Longhurst, Majority Leader in the Delaware House of Representatives, will address the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit on May 1 in Dover. Last year, Representative Longhurst was a leader on two different pieces of pro-cycling legislation. In the spring, [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE Modeled after the National Bike Summit and many state bike summits, a primary goal of the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit is to have bicyclists and walkers and Delaware’s many biking/walking supporters meet face-to-face with their state [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE Governor Jack Markell will speak to the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit on May 1 in Dover. Governor Markell spoke at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC in 2010. At the time, he was the only Governor [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE FOR SUMMIT SUMMIT PROGRAM REGISTER HERE FOR LEGISLATORS RIDE If you are passionate about cycling and creating a more bike-friendly Delaware…bring that passion to Dover on May 1. If you are passionate about reversing the epidemic of obesity-related chronic disease, [...]
Where do transportation issues and public health concerns overlap in Delaware? With our partners Sussex Outdoors and Delaware Greenways, Bike Delaware will announce the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit tomorrow.
With partners Sussex Outdoors and Delaware Greenways, Bike Delaware will announce the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit on Wednesday.
The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in Lodon London Evening Standard, March 7, 2013: “Meet Andrew Gilligan, Boris’s cycling czar: We want people cycling slowly, without helmets or high-vis… mini-Hollands in the suburbs and Quietways in the city” The Guardian, March 7, 2013: “Mayor’s new plans for cycling in the capital could re-shape the way Londoners [...]
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD, defines the national standards used by road managers for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals, on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic. The MUTCD is maintained and updated by the Federal Highway Administration. The [...]
The Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour on June 1 is sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce located in historic Laurel Delaware. Explore the Western Sussex Scenic and Historic Byway This is a quiet adventure starting on Central Avenue along the banks of the historic Broad Creek in Laurel. Tree lined streets in Laurel give way [...]
Give me a minute to explain the article title. There were a lot of great takeaways for Delaware at the National Bike Summit held in Washington, DC last week, including women-friendly bike shops and more bike chic. But for the summit, taken as a whole, I think there were 3 major lessons for us: Lesson [...]
The League of American Bicyclists has performed yet another signal service to cycling and cyclists by hiring a consultant to conduct anonymous interviews with 30 congressional staffers (half Republican and half Democratic). The report from the consultant, which was released at the National Bike Summit last week, included some very candid, and pointed, advice to [...]
Photo credit: Vespertine I was wow’d by the vendors at the National Women’s Bike Forum displaying a wide variety of apparel for women. No black spandex there! Instead there were stylish safety “vests” in shocking pink, orange or green with reflective edging, and sparkles. There were bike helmets that looked like hats, or that [...]
There was a lot of discussion at the National Women’s Bike Forum about bike shops and how they could be more welcoming to women. Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Precision Bikes for Women (and then Heart of Steel Bicycles), shared her opinion that things have not changed much at bike shops. She believes there is [...]
Monday was the 2nd National Women’s Bike Forum, held in Washington, DC. The room was filled with the energy and enthusiasm of hundreds of women (along with a handful of men) interested in all aspects of bicycling, but especially how to get more women on bikes. We listened to inspiring stories of women bike builders, [...]
March 5, 2013 | Washington, D.C. Senator Dave Sokola (D-Newark) will speak at the National Bike Summit today at 11AM. Senator Sokola is the third in a string of Delaware leaders who have traveled to the nation’s capitol to speak at the National Bike Summit. Governor Markell spoke in 2010 and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt [...]
In advance of the National Bike Summit on Monday, the League of American Bicyclists has published “Building a Bicycle Friendly America“. In the section on bicycle friendly states, can you guess which state out of 50 is profiled? Hint: it’s small, but mighty.
No pictures of people bicycling. Just engineering drawings and schematics. And yet this 2 minute video on how the Dutch engineer bike lanes at intersections has over 100,000 views on YouTube: A Bike Delaware Archive note: This post has been categorized in the following Archive categories: Bicycle Friendly Places Engineering Right Turn Lanes Traffic [...]
Are you new to riding on the road in groups and want to be more confident? This class is for you. OUTDOOR CYCLING 101 This one day course sponsored by the White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC) is for adults who would like to cycle on the road in a group but feel they lack the [...]
BICYCLE COMMUTING COURSE Classroom Instruction & night ride. Includes route selection, bicycle safety, lights, clothing selection, how to carry gear, etc. WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:30-8:30 PM WHERE: Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 1011 Centre Road, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE COST: $10.00 for WCBC members, $15.00 for nonmembers To register, or ask questions, contact Ceci [...]
Are you tired of working to support expensive cars? Are you worried about that next payment? Are you worried about the future of your health and gaining weight? Keep those fears at a distance. Get rich with your bike! http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/18/get-rich-with-bikes/
by Jeff Potter Excerpted from Mackinac Island: “Watch the Bike!” published in Bicycle Times Magazine (Feb/Mar 2013) Bike culture has recently been booming in the U.S. But there’s a little place in the north that’s been in love with bikes for generations: Mackinac Island, Michigan, a historic tourist destination on the Straits of Mackinac, between Lakes [...]
by Randy and Trish Freed February 25, 2013 Manassas, Virginia - We are out-of-staters who are now investing in Delaware real estate. In January, we signed a contract for a new house to be built in Lewes, and we can tell you that one of the key features that made us decide to “seal the deal” for a house [...]
We know what we want. And it all comes back to the “Bike and Pedestrian Improvements” program authorization for the Delaware Department of Transportation. We know what we want because, at Bike Delaware’s Strategic Vision 2013 conference in November and in online voting through December 31, the result was overwhelming. “State Authorized Funding for Bicycling [...]
By Randy Cole Maintenance and Operations Division Delaware Department of Transportation DelDOT’s Division of Maintenance and Operations is responsible for maintaining over 13,000 miles of highways (not to mention over 1,500 bridges, 95 buildings and 1 ferry!). We have a formidable job. Maintaining this road system is a complicated logistical challenge and one that strains [...]
The City of Newark has submitted an application for funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for sharrows for its Main Street. If approved, the sharrows on Main Street will connect the Pomeroy Trail to New London Road. The “sharrow” (or “shared lane”) pavement marking is a relatively recent pavement marking that was introduced [...]
Several studies have shown that kids who travel to school via active transportation perform better on tests, solving puzzles and missed fewer days due to sickness. Go figure. I’m not sure about you; but I’m really enjoying the positive press from our local newspaper. Follow this through to the News Journal article for the full story.