• State Budget Committee Backs Markell On Cycling, Including Funding for Bike/Ped Bridge Over the Christina River to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • June 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

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

    On Monday, the Delaware General Assembly will vote on an FY15 capital budget bill (House Bill 425) for the state. Delaware’s legislative capital budget writing committee unanimously passed a proposed bill on June 19. Despite lower than projected revenues that necessitated cuts in several of the funding priorities identified in Governor Jack Markell’s budget proposed in January, the committee...

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    Budget Writing Committee Wrestles With $12 Million “Funding Gap”

    by  • June 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Senator Robert Venables (D-Laurel) cited the Georgetown - to - Lewes Trail

    The Joint Committee on Capital Improvement (also known as the “Bond Committee”) of the Delaware General Assembly is meeting this week to decide on the state of Delaware’s capital budget. The state’s capital budget covers all state agencies, including DelDOT and DNREC. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council met yesterday and updated the...

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    Governor Markell Signs Bill To Make Cycling Official State Sport of Delaware

    by  • June 15, 2014 • 3 Comments


      June 14, 2014 – Bear, Delaware With happy students from Wilbur and Southern Elementary Schools looking on, Governor Jack Markell signed a bill on Saturday to make cycling the Official 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;...

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    WEDNESDAY: Grand Opening of the Gordons Pond Trail Near Lewes

    by  • June 13, 2014 • 4 Comments


    Like the Castle Trail near Delaware City and the Pomeroy Trail in Newark, Delaware is about to finally open another long-awaited trail. This time, it’s the Gordons Pond Trail near Lewes! The new trail, part of Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan, will extend from the observation platform at Gordons Pond to...

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    Booker, Menendez, Carper and Colleagues Ask USDOT’s Foxx for Walking/Cycling Safety Measure

    by  • June 9, 2014 • 0 Comments


    In a recent letter to United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, New Jersey senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, joined by several of their senate colleagues – including Tom Carper – asked Secretary Foxx to establish a safety “performance measure” for walking and cycling: “To: The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary, United States...

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    Concrete Progress for Wilmington – New Castle Greenway (Literally!)

    by  • June 6, 2014 • 2 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway

    RELATED • Thank you, Governor Markell • WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway • Wilmington – to – New Castle Industrial Track Greenway • Connecting an Orphaned Trail in New Castle • News Journal: “State agencies draw up a dream trail for cyclists” • Wilmington-New Castle Greenway: It’s the red route •  New Castle Industrial...

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    3 Mile Family Bike Ride to Signing of Bill By Governor Markell to Make Cycling the Official State Sport of Delaware Is Saturday, June 14

    by  • June 4, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Representative Valerie Longhurst, Senator Nicole Poore and Governor Jack Markell invite you to join them and the students of Wilbur and Southern Elementary Schools for a morning bike ride and signing ceremony of Delaware House Bill 235, making bicycling the official state sport of Delaware. WHEN: 8:30AM, Saturday, June 14 (Ride starts at 9AM) WHERE:...

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    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 • 14 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 • 11 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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