Do you want to do your part to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution while exercising and improving your health? If so, then bicycle commuting or walking might be the perfect opportunity for you.
Locate a Bicycle Buddy
Register to find out if there are others who share your commute to work or someone to share the ride with when weather is bad.
Emergency Ride Home for Bicycling and Walking Commuters
Do you Bike or Walk to work on a frequent basis? Then you qualify for RideShare’s guaranteed ride home benefit. Learn more.
DelDOT, in cooperation with various bicycle shops and organizations throughout the region, publishes a colorful Bike Map for both New Castle and Kent & Sussex Counties. To order your FREE bike map, call the Division of Tourism at 1-800-441-8846, or contact the DelDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator.
If your commute is too far away to ride your bicycle comfortably, remember that cycling a portion of the way is also an option. DART First State buses are equipped with bicycle racks on the front of their buses to aid those commuters who can bike and use transit for their commute. Bicycle lockers are also located at designated Park and Ride lots making it easy to take transit the remainder of the way if you wish to leave your bike behind. Learn about the Bicycle Locker Program and DART’s Bus Bicycle Racks at DART First State.
Bicycle Advocacy & Events
If you’re interested in bikeway networks that everyone can use to get where they want to go on a bike, contact Bike Delaware. Their mission is to make bicycling a safe, fun, and convenient transportation option by working in partnership with government, business, and community groups. Also check out their Calendar of Events and get involved in Delaware’s bicycle community!
For more information about bicycle commuting and bike event calendars, check out the Calendar of Events from Bike Delaware
Federal Bicycle Benefits
Commuters commuting by bicycle could be saving money with employer-offered transit benefits. Offered as an employer subsidy, pre-tax option or combination, employees are entitled to up to $20 a month towards the cost of qualified bicycle expenses if offered by their employer. Currently, this benefit cannot be combined with any other transportation benefit.