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

    by  • July 1, 2016 • 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 • 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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    Remembering Michael Gropp is not enough

    by  • April 6, 2016 • 4 Comments

    When he was killed six years ago – on April 6 at about 10PM while crossing Route 273, a high-speed, four lane suburban arterial road that slices between a couple of subdivisions east of Newark – Michael Gropp was only 16 years old. I still have a vivid recollection of the insinuating questions raised immediately...

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    “Safety”: The 2016 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • April 1, 2016 • 3 Comments

    Engineers, planners, community leaders, pedestrian safety advocates, public health professionals, police, cyclists and concerned citizens will join Governor Jack Markell and DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan for a day long discussion on pedestrian safety at the 2016 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit. Past summits have celebrated Delaware’s advance in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings. After being...

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    Coons Asks U.S. for Help with Deadly Delaware Problem

    by  • March 18, 2016 • 128 Comments

    Speaking at a hearing in Washington DC on Wednesday, Senator Chris Coons asked United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for help. “Delaware actually happens to be one of the deadliest states in America for pedestrians,” Senator Coons told* Secretary Foxx. “It was #1 in the country in 2012 and 2013…and #3 in...

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    Oregon Is Second State to Drop “Share The Road”

    by  • February 26, 2016 • 1 Comment

    It took a few years but Delaware has acquired some welcome company. The state of Oregon is now the second state to decide to drop “Share The Road” signs. The Share The Road phrase “meant different things to different people,” said Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) spokeswoman Shelley Snow. ODOT will replace confusing Share The Road...

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    On Judge Rocanelli’s Sentencing of Gabriel Pardo

    by  • January 19, 2016 • 8 Comments

    On Friday, Judge Andrea Rocanelli sentenced the motorist who killed my son Phillip on September 12, 2014, to serve 8 years in prison. Gabriel Pardo did not set out with malice to kill anyone while driving home in Hockessin that September evening. But for my son Phillip, and his brother and sisters, and his...

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2015: “New Study Confirms ‘Share The Road’ Is a Problem”

    by  • December 31, 2015 • 8 Comments

    This article was originally published on August 29, 2015.  It was the the most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2015. “Comprehension of the familiar “Share the Road” signage as a statement of bicyclists’ roadway rights has been challenged, based on arguments that it is ambiguous, imprecise, frequently misinterpreted, and not designed for that purpose…In...

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