• Proposed Cycling Improvements in New Castle County

    by  • May 12, 2012 • Events, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    See the future of cycling in New Castle County on Monday:

    Public Workshop
    First State Trails & Pathways Initiative
    Monday, May 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.
    850 Library Avenue, Suite 100, Newark

    The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and WILMAPCO are holding a Public Workshop regarding the First State Trails & Pathways Initiative, which will highlight these New Castle County projects:

    •  New Castle Industrial Track Trail

    •  Newark to Wilmington Pathway                                                        

    •  Pomeroy Trail                                                                 

    •  C & D Canal Trail

    •  C& D Branch Canal Trail                                                                  

    •  Southern NCCo Pathways                          

    •  Talley Road Pathway                                                     

    •  City of Wilmington – Brandywine to Christina Trail

    •  Auburn Heights Preserve

    •  White Clay Creek State Park – Tri-Valley Trail

    •  White Clay Creek State Park – Hopkins Road connector at the Pomeroy Trail

    •  Brandywine Park – Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    •  Lums Pond State Park trail improvements

    •  Delaware City – gateway to the C&D Canal Trail 

    There will not be formal presentations, but display boards and other information will be provided. The public is encouraged to come to the workshops and discuss the projects with planning personnel on-hand or to submit written comments and ideas.

    Interested persons are invited to express their views in writing.  Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903. When applicable, we offer the opportunity to fill out a questionnaire online which will automatically get emailed to Public Relations.  For further information contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in DE) or 302-760-2080, write to the above address, or visit the Delaware Trails and Pathways web site.


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    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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