• "Route 141…is simply a death wish"

    by  • June 12, 2011 • Transportation Trails • 1 Comment

    By Tom Gears

    I am writing this letter in strong support of pushing forward with the planning, engineering, and construction of the Wilmington to New Castle Bicycle Highway. The man-made obstacles of I-95 and I-495 have created a nearly impassable barrier for pedestrian/bicycle traffic to safely move from Wilmington and areas West of Wilmington. From the Prices Corner area a bicyclist has the option of riding into the city on either Kirkwood Highway or Maryland Ave and then out to New Castle on New Castle Ave or risking life and limb by cycling on Route 141 which is simply a death wish. The completed bicycle highway will provide a long awaited safe route for cyclists to travel between the two cities. If the taxpayers can fund roads to every corner of the state it is only fair that we can provide at least a few bicycle routes

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    Phase 1 of the Wilmington-to-New Castle Bicycle Highway

    Read more about the Wilmington-to-New Castle Bicycle Highway HERE.


    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 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. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

    One Response to "Route 141…is simply a death wish"

    1. Anonymous
      June 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

      Prices Corner to Wilmington…easy. Head West on Centerville Road over Rt48 to next intersection. Turn right on Barley Mill Road and enjoy a quiet ride ending at the crossing over Rt141 at Barley Mill Plaza. Climb the Rt52 exit bike route above Rt141N to Rt52E straight into Wilmington along Pennsylvania Ave (Rt52).
      If you want to save this easy route, work against the rezoning of Barley Mill Plaza to a major shopping mall. Bob Williams

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