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1 U.S. Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Project STATE SURVEY (For the 2012 Benchmarking Report) Benchmarking for (state) Delaware Date submitted 1/19/11 CONTACT INFORMATION Your first name Anthony Last name Aglio Title Bicycle Coordinator Organization/agency Delaware Department of Transportation Phone Street address 800 Bay Road City Dover State DE Zip INSTRUCTIONS: Please provide the following data for your state. Typing your answers into the right hand column helps our project team read your response and save time on data input. Additional notes should be added at the bottom of the survey or as an attachment. Please address any questions regarding completing this survey to The deadline for all surveys is January 14, 2011 in order for your state s data to be included in the 2012 National Benchmarking Report. Please complete as soon as possible. Tip: Please visit for more detailed instructions, tips, and links to completed surveys from the 2007 and 2010 Benchmarking Reports. Thank you for your help completing this important survey! Page 1 of 5

2 BICYCLE / PEDESTRIAN COUNTS 1. What types of bike/ped counts does your state department of transportation or affiliated organization conduct? Check and answer for all that apply. Count Household travel surveys (for all trips) Counts of bike /ped commuting Mark X for yes Peds included? Bikes included? Last year conducted Results or % mode share X X X % biking N NA NA NA NA Cordon counts N NA NA NA NA Other method (please describe) N NA NA NA NA No counts NA conducted Notes: we do occasional counts, I am hoping to start routine counts FUNDING BICYCLING & WALKING 2. Does your state government/agency have an overall bicycle and pedestrian spending target? XNo If yes, what is the amount or percentage target? NA 3. When your state is reporting bike/ped obligations in FMIS (the Federal Highway Administration s Fiscal Management Information System), do you: only record stand-alone bicycle/pedestrian projects? XNo include facilities that are part of larger projects? XYes 4. Does your state sub-allocate funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects to: Metropolitan planning organizations? Counties? Cities? Other (please describe): * Note: In the following section a FTE of 1.0 means that the person is equivalent to a full-time worker, while a FTE of 0.5 indicates that the worker is only half-time. A person that spends 1/10 of their time on bike/ped would be counted as 0.1 FTE. (e.g. If an engineer worked full-time on a roadway reconstruction project that includes sidewalks, where the sidewalks are approximately ¼ of the total typical section, they would count as 0.25 FTE.) STAFFING BICYCLING & WALKING 5. How many full time equivalent (FTE) staff did your state s government employ to work on bicycle and pedestrian issues in each of the following years (including Safe Routes to School and contractor FTEs)? (Only count staff and contractors employed by the state government, not by local municipalities) TOTAL staff working on bicycle/pedestrian issues 2010: : 4 Do your best to break out the staff from the total above into the categories below: Education/encouragement staff (staff dedicated to education in schools, bike ambassadors, safety, event planning, etc.) 2010: : 2 Page 2 of 5

3 Engineering staff 2010: 2 Administrative/other 2010: 1 6. Does your state have a full-time bicycle/pedestrian coordinator? XYes 7. How many full time equivalent (FTE) staff did your state employ to work on Safe Routes to School specifically in each of the following years? 2010: 1 STATE BICYCLING & WALKING POLICIES 8. Does your state have a published goal to increase walking? _X_Yes No increase biking? _X_Yes No decrease pedestrian fatalities? _X_Yes Per Anthony Aglio 8/2 decrease bicyclist fatalities? _X_Yes Per Anthony Aglio 8/2 9. Has your state adopted a bicycle and pedestrian master plan? Yes bicycle master plan only? pedestrian master plan only? a trails master plan? (Note: You may consider reaching out to your state Resource agency s staff to see whether or not your Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) addresses trails and _X_Yes No mountain bikes) a mountain bike master plan? Yes a policy setting minimum spending levels for bike/ped? Yes a policy creating incentives for bike commuting? Yes 10. Has your state adopted a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? _X_Yes No If so, does this plan include goals for walking? Yes for biking? Yes 11. Does your state have a bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee? Yes a bicycle advisory committee only? a pedestrian advisory committee only? 12. Is there other key legislation for bicycling passed in your state? _X_Yes No If yes, please specify: Complete Streets Policy, Vulnerable Users Law Please consult with your state s Safe Routes to School coordinator to complete the questions below: SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SRTS) 13. Does your state have a full-time SRTS Coordinator? _X_Yes No If yes, please identify the daily working location: X Department of Transportation N Department of Public Works N School administration NA Other (specify): Page 3 of 5

4 14. What percentage of your state s schools participates in a SRTS program? How many pupils attend public schools in your state? K-8: * 9-12: * 16. Does your state have a policy requiring minimum acreage for school siting? (Note: Check with your state s Department of Education) _X_Yes No If Yes, what is the requirement in acres? * 17. Does your state provide additional funding above and beyond the federal SRTS funding to support safe walking and bicycling to school? _x_yes No If yes, what is the source of those funds? State Funds If yes, how much extra funding does your state supply per year? Matches Some TE Projects EDUCATION & EVENTS 18. Does your state organize an annual bicycle/pedestrian conference? Yes bicycle conference only pedestrian conference only Yes _X_NA 19. Does your state sponsor a bike ride to promote cycling and physical activity? _X_Yes No Participation: Number of adults: 2010: INNOVATIONS 20. Has your state implemented any innovative programs, policies, infrastructure, etc. that is not included in this survey which you would like to share? (We will include a section on selected innovations in the final 2012 Benchmarking Report. Please feel free to include links.)) Bicycle Safety Checkpoints with Cycling Clubs, Bicycle Recycling Program with our state TMA ECONOMIC IMPACT 21. Has your state conducted an economic impact study to determine the economic impact of bicycling, trails, or car-free zones in city centers in your state? If yes, can you include a link to the report? NA Yes SUBMITTING YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY (In order of preference) 1. Save as a Word document and your completed survey to (this method most helps our project team reduce data input time). 2. If you prefer to hand-write answers onto your survey, you can scan and send to the address above, or mail the completed survey to: Alliance for Biking & Walking Benchmarking Project; Page 4 of 5

5 Attn: Kristen Steele PO Box 8 Petrolia, CA Please keep a copy of the completed survey for your records in case your submitted survey is lost in transmission or the mail. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! Page 5 of 5

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