Bike Delaware was proud to present the League of American Bicyclists’ National Leadership Award to Senator Tom Carper on March 10 in Washington, DC for his work on behalf of a more livable Delaware: Enhancing bicycling and pedestrian safety, protecting the environment, and creating sound and economically thriving local economies
Cycling and walking is the most cost-effective way to spend transportation money. With Senator Carper’s leadership, we will have the chance to move forward with some of Delaware’s most economically enriching active transportation and recreation projects. These include the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Recreation Trail as well as the Wilmington-to-New Castle Bicycle Highway between Old New Castle and Wilmington’s Riverfront. Not only are these projects a boon to the local economies they connect, they offer countless environmental and health benefits as well. The C&D project will span 17 Miles between Delaware City DE and Chesapeake City MD, and as one of only a few cross-state trails in the United States, will draw visitors from around country. The Industrial Track will serve a similar purpose, opening up the Riverfront to non-motorized visitors from far and wide. Additionally, both will serve as non-motorized “bicycle highways” through the region, providing many residents with clean, safe, and healthful transportation alternatives.