By Jeff Riegner — The Wilmington Area Planning Council has announced that the final workshop for the Newark Transportation Plan will be held Tuesday, May 24 at the Newark Municipal Building (map). A presentation will begin promptly at 7 pm, to be followed by a question and answer session.
According to the workshop flyer, “Over the past year, WILMAPCO and the City of Newark have studied current transportation and how it could better meet the long-term needs of Newark’s residents, businesses, and visitors. With guidance from an Advisory Committee and feedback at public presentations, workshops and displays, the draft Transportation Plan has identified improvements for walking and bicycling, transit, parking and driving. Please join us as the draft plan is unveiled! Learn about the draft transportation projects to address the Newark transportation issues you’ve told us about. Let us know which projects are most important for you! Your involvement in this project is very important!”
More information is available on the project website at http://www.wilmapco.org/newark, where you can view the preliminary recommendations, a presentation, send your comments, etc.
The Newark Bicycle Committee has participated on the Advisory Committee and drafted many of the bicycle-related recommendations in the Plan. However, we need your support to ensure that those improvements not only remain in the Plan as it is adopted, but move quickly toward implementation.
Please plan to attend and show your support for projects that make Newark more bicycle friendly!