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Del. Ranked Third Most Bike Friendly State

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LEWES, Del. - The League of American Bicyclists just released its rankings for the most bike friendly states and Delaware came in third after being 31st in 2008.
"We've dedication to improving our trails and pathways and making Delaware a more bikeable state because we know these efforts pay off by strengthening the quality of life in our communities," Governor Jack Markell said in a statement. "Today's announcement is more evidence of the progress we have made in harnessing the health, recreation, and economic benefits of cycling. It's all part of our commitment to ensure Delaware is a great location for people to live and work.


Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Bill Sargent agreed. He is the chairman of the Rehoboth Streets and Transportation committee and spearheaded bike safety projects.


"I think bicyclists now probably feel much safer than they have before;" he said. "There's more bicyclists but I think we're trying to make people safer and safer."
However, some people like Kathryn Fulda of Wilmington are not 100% convinced.


"I think it's safe in designated bike trails, but I don't think necessarily on the roads it's safe," she explained. "There's been a lot of biking accidents in Northern Delaware and Wilmington."
Her friend, Martin Connaughton, said he is a little surprised as well.


"Just the other day, yesterday I saw a bike lane... and then abruptly it just said end bike lane," he said. "The question, of course, is where does the biker go and the answer is, well they just have to bike where the cars are."
But as it turns out, the league applauded Delaware's "Share the Road" campaign.

To compare, Maryland came in 10th place and Virginia came in 13th. The overall most bike friendly was Washington and the worst was Alabama.





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