Delaware, A Cyclist Friendly State!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty at the Beach

Besides being a terrific place to live and work, with terrific communities, low taxes, no sales tax, low (and I mean low) property taxes, Delaware now has another bragging right to add to its attactiveness.

According to the Department of Transportation, Delaware is one of the most bike-friendly states in the nation. We are now ranked number 9, up from number 31 last year.  The ranking program, run by the League of American Bicyclists, ranks states according to their accomodations to cyclists. 

"It is good to see that more Delawareans are getting out of their cars and onto their bikes," said Gov. Jack Markell.

DelDOT spokeswoman Misty Seemans said the agency thinks in terms of "smart transportation, not just vehicle transportation."

The Bicycle Friendly State program has two parts that rank states that actively support bicycling. States are ranked based on their level of bike friendliness. Delaware was the highest placing state in the mid-Atlantic. Nationally, from first to 10th, were Washington, Wisconsin, Maine, Oregon, Minnesota, Iowa, Arizona, New Hampshire, Delaware and New Jersey.

Comments (2)

Jeremy De La Garza
Corpus Christi Realty Group - Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX

Texas also is very big on being bicycle friendly. Corpus Christi has put in several bicycle lanes on some of the nicer streets and a beautiful bicycle path along the bay front. Glad to hear its going that way in more places. Nice post

Oct 21, 2009 03:57 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Good information for our cyclist clients!  San Diego has a great bike path fenced off from our Highway 56 - everyday there are people riding bikes, walking, jogging and skating along the path for several miles.  Thanks for the post!

Oct 21, 2009 04:03 AM