• Wilmington to New Castle Bicycle Highway

    by  • November 29, 2010 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Phase 2 of the Wilmington-to-New Castle Bike Highway (aka the New Castle Industrial Track) is not yet built (though it has been funded) and Phase 3 (the last phase) has not even been funded, but Phase 1 was built this summer with ARRA funds. And, although it’s still incomplete as a bike commuter route between Wilmington and New Castle, it’s already a wonderful amenity for the adjacent neighborhoods, as well as for the kids of the Family Foundations Academy school, which is about 10 yards from Phase 1’s southern terminus in New Castle. On a recent warm Fall day, those kids were out and about enjoying the path right outside their school door.


    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever.

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