As someone who values living in a healthier community, you'll be glad to hear that Delaware's investment in biking and walking trails and pedestrian improvements over the last couple of years is paying off! According to a recent USA Today article, Delaware has jumped from 10th to 5th place in most bike-friendly states by the League of American Bicyclists (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/01/most-bicycle-friendly-states/2127297/). These investments not only make Delaware more appealing to businesses and individuals, but improve the overall heart health of our state. Studies show that for every $1 invested in walking and biking trails, we see a $3 reduction in direct medical expenditures for cardiovascular disease in just the first year. That's important for the fiscal and physical health of Delaware. Please send a quick email thanking your lawmakers and encourage them to continue to make improving health a priority in Delaware!
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