The Most Bicycle-Friendly State East of Mississippi River
Advancing toward a Walkable Bikeable Delaware

     
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 annual assessment by the League of American Bicyclists, Delaware achieved a #5 ranking nationally, while placing #1 among all states east of the Mississippi River.

You read that right: We are officially the most bicycle-friendly state east of the Mississippi River.

Delaware was ranked #18 in 2011 and #10 in 2012. It has advanced ahead faster than any other state in America by making progress due to a supportive state government administration and legislature. A combination of state and federal funds have been used to invest $20 million over the last two years in projects such as the Castle Trail at the C&D Canal, the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway (final phase in design) and the Georgetown-Lewes Trail (also under design).

Concept planning for a bikeway connecting Wilmington and Newark is also underway. READ MORE