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...
By Jay Walljasper Published in Bicycle Times People across the country were surprised … when Bicycling Magazine named Minneapolis America’s “#1 Bike City,” beating out Portland, Oregon, which had claimed the honor for many years. Shock that a place in the heartland could outperform cities on the coasts was matched by widespread disbelief that cycling [...]
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Delaware the 5th most bicycle-friendly state in America? “I figured either LAB had gone crazy or else I had.”
“When I first saw the headline, I figured either LAB had gone crazy or else I had.” – recent comment by Bike Delaware reader Just a few years ago, Delaware’s “Bicycle Friendly State” ranking by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) was somewhere in the 30s among the 50 states. In 2011, we were [...]
The City of Wilmington, Bike Wilmington and its supporters/sponsors are proud to hold the third annual Bike-to-Work Day (May 17th). Bike-to-Work Day is a National event spearheaded by the League of American Bicyclists and is part of the larger Bike Month (May). There are many benefits relating to riding to work including better air quality [...]
The Last Time the National Transportation Safety Board Made a Bike Infrastructure Recommendation was in 1972
Cross-posted from Systemic Failure Each year there are tens of thousands of fatalities on the nation’s highways. A disproportionate [number] of those are non-motorized users — bicyclists and pedestrians. Given that the NTSB has made over 13,000 safety recommendations, you might think at least some of those would relate to the dismal state of [...]
On May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM, the northern Delaware 10 mile Ride of Silence will begin at the Ed Oliver Golf Club in Wilmington. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor those cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal [...]
April 29, 2013 Statement by League of American Bicyclists: When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his departure, the bicycling community asked the White House to appoint a successor with a clear commitment to multi-modal solutions to local transportation challenges. Mayor Anthony Foxx clearly checks those boxes. Under his leadership, Charlotte has invested in light [...]
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was recently nominated to be the new United States Secretary of Transportation By JOHN SCHWARTZ New York Times May 13, 2013 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dan Mauney keeps misplacing his car. Mr. Mauney, 42, lives in an apartment tower in this city’s Uptown neighborhood, a pedestrian-friendly quarter with new office buildings, sparkling [...]
Use Newark Main Street’s brand new sharrows to guide your way to work – and to Newark’s Bike to Work Day - TOMORROW (May 14, 7:30–10 a.m. on the Trabant University Center patio at the corner of Delaware and South College Avenues). Speakers will be University President Patrick Harker, Delaware Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt, Sen. [...]
Newark: May 9, 2013 After a long wait, sharrows have finally landed on Main Street in Newark! Wilmington installed the first sharrows in Delaware on its Market Street downtown in 2010 and Lewes installed some on Bay Avenue last summer. City of Newark Principal Planner (and chair of the Newark Bicycle Committee) Mike Fortner fought hard [...]
Note: Professor Peter Furth spoke last week at the Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit in Dover. In a recent paper, he and his co-authors describe a plan to connect 21 Boston-area cities and towns by a “greenway” network designed for cycling. 72% of the regional population lives within 1 km (0.62 mi) of the proposed greenway [...]
Saturday, September 14: 3RD ANNUAL - BIKE TO THE BITTER END Join the Camp Arrowhead Alumni association for ride loops of 5, 20 and 35 riding through the countryside between Angola and Milton. Registration fees are $35 for riders 18 and up, and $20 for riders 7-17years. Fees include a post ride lunch and the afternoon [...]
Help Ewell’s-St. Paul United Methodist in Clayton stock their local food pantry and “Personal Items Closet” the best way—on a bike! Fun for road cyclists, mountain bikers, BMX bikers, and families on cruisers. Prizes for Top 2 finishers in each distance. More details below. You can download the 1-page PDF HERE.
“A walkable, bikeable Delaware is very much part of our efforts to keep Delaware moving forward.” - Governor Jack Markell
Representative Deborah Hudson, the prime sponsor in the Delaware House of Representatives of Walkable Bikeable Delaware in 2011, welcomes folks to the Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit on Wednesday.
Senator Robert Venables, the author of Walkable Bikeable Delaware in 2011, welcomes folks to the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit on Wednesday.
DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara preparing to announce Delaware’s new Bicycle Friendly State ranking on Wednesday at the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit.
by Kelly April Tyrrell and Melissa Nann Burke The News Journal May 2, 2013 DOVER — People sporting spandex and brightly colored jerseys gathered on the lawn of the Biggs Museum on Wednesday for the Walkable, Bikeable Delaware Summit and to mark the state’s being honored as the most bike-friendly east of the Mississippi River [...]
DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara preparing to announce Delaware’s new Bicycle Friendly State ranking. Dover – May 1, 2013 – At the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit in Dover this morning, DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara announced Delaware’s new Bicycle Friendly State ranking. In the sixth [...]
At 9AM on Wednesday at the Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, we will announce Delaware’s new Bicycle Friendly State ranking at the same time that rankings for every state in the country are being announced in Washington DC. Two years ago, Delaware was ranked as the 18th most bicycle friendly state in American. Last year, [...]
TODAY: Join DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, as well as other officials and dignitaries, for the 1:30PM groundbreaking for the construction of the Capital City Trail. In the north, the Capital City Trail will connect to the Silver Lake Park Trail and Silver Lake Park. Silver Lake is the source of the [...]
“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.” - Daniel H. Burnham US architect & city planner (1846 – 1912) The Cross Bayou Bridge, part of Florida’s Pinellas Trail Although not in Governor Rick Scott’s proposed budget, Florida lawmakers agreed last week to [...]
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 stayed above 7%. Today, it is 7.3%. And, if you look at the data, that number is not coming down. It looks stuck. If you are older [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE SUMMIT PROGRAM The Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit will be chock full of awesome elected officials, engineers and public health professionals charting a course for making Delaware the most walkable and bikeable state in America. But it doesn’t matter how [...]
LEGISLATORS RIDE ORGANIZED BY DELAWARE BICYCLE COUNCIL May 1 | To Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE FOR LEGISLATORS RIDE The Delaware Bicycle Council is a sponsor of the 2013 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit and is organizing the Legislators Ride that takes places the same day. What is the Delaware Bicycle Council? The Council is a commission of state [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE SUMMIT PROGRAM The Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit would be impossible without its sponsors. What’s another way of saying that? They rock. Check out their awesomeness:
Working group formed to study trend of rising fatalities in Del. by Melissa Nann Burke The News Journal Published April 11, 2013 [P]edestrian deaths statewide rose by 6.4 percent last year to 30 fatalities, compared with 19 in 2011. Five pedestrians have been killed on Delaware roads so far this year – nearly a third of [...]
WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE SUMMIT PROGRAM 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, especially in kids, through everyday [...]
The only thing cyclists like more than cycling is categorizing ourselves. Credit: Bikeyface
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR New York Times April 8, 2013 Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Exposure in the first two months of pregnancy to air pollution from traffic sharply increases the risk for birth defects, a new study has found. Researchers used data from two large studies carried out in eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley [...]