Recently the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hired Bike Delaware's Bicycle Network Planning Intern Paul Moser. Paul is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in civil engineering. He now works full-time for DelDOT's Planning Division. Though we were sad to lose Paul as our intern, we are even more pleased that he […]

Ex-Bike Delaware Intern Paul Moser

Recently the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hired Bike Delaware's Bicycle Network Planning Intern Paul Moser.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in civil engineering. He now works full-time for DelDOT's Planning Division.

Though we were sad to lose Paul as our intern, we are even more pleased that he is bringing his energy, intelligence, curiosity and deep love of cycling to DelDOT.

Here is Paul reflecting in his own words on what working with Bike Delaware has meant to him, and what's next for cycling in Delaware:

“Through Bike Delaware, I've found an outlet to apply my education and passions to a cause which is both exciting and incredibly rewarding. I've interfaced with real projects, contributed real input, and networked with amazing people across the state. I've refined my writing and technical communication abilities. But above all, my association with current affairs in the transportation world has challenged me to become an expert. To learn the inner workings of the system, the funding, the players, the issues, the solutions, and actually get a taste of how these monstrous issues boil down to affect our daily lives. This has been an incredibly valuable asset to my education and professional growth…

“Just like an ecosystem, diversity of interests and roles creates an increasingly complex web of buy-in. Our movement will be stronger, more resilient, and more representative if the desires and needs of the expansive spectrum of users across the state are further engaged. The kid riding to school, the commuter, the mother looking to spend time with her kids, the teen riding around the city, the mountain biker riding to her favorite trails, the 30-something riding to the corner store for a pack of smokes, the newspaper route, the kid showing off his new ride, the rider who can't afford car insurance, the campus cruiser, the guy with too many DUI's, the explorer, the fitness junky. These are all our constituents and simply acknowledging that they exist is not enough. Finding ways to engage the vast array of users is daunting, but I believe action towards doing so will pay back in political support, member support, decentralized advocacy, and ways that we cannot yet foresee.

“The task ahead of us is not simple. I've found many ideas relating to bicycle mobility met with justifiable skepticism and doubt. However, working for an organization with such a powerful vision and incremental problem solving abilities has instilled in me a hope that what we are aiming for is not only possible but worth every second of action. I could not be happier to have worked with Bike Delaware. I am confident that without the mentorship, guidance, and resources of your organization, I would not be as educated or passionate as I currently am about transportation issues and finding my individual role in meeting them. I know that Bike Delaware will have my back and, to whatever capacity available to me, I will have yours. I look forward to the coming years and a healthy relationship with you all. We've got a lot of work to do.” – Paul Moser

If you have a moment, please take a look at the articles below written by Paul, especially “How To Make Cycling Work for Half a Million People in Delaware.”

  James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware.

ARTICLES BY PAUL MOSER:

 How To Make Cycling Work for Half a Million People in Delaware

 Better Block Wilmington Brings New Life to Union Street

 Philadelphia's Brand Spankin' New Protected Bike Lane

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