• Proposed Cycling Improvements in Sussex County

    by  • May 12, 2012 • Events, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    See the future of cycling in Sussex County on Thursday:

    Public Workshop
    First State Trails & Pathways Initiative
    Thursday, May 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.
    Lewes City Hall
    114 East 3rd Street, Lewes

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

    • Georgetown to Lewes Rail to Trail

    • Junction & Breakwater Trail – Showfield Extension          

    • Fred Hudson Road Pathway

    • Delaware Seashore State Park Fresh Pond Area – trail connector between Route 1 and Fred Hudson Road

    • Delaware Seashore State Park Thompson Island Preserve – Thompson Island Trail

    • Cape Henlopen State Park – Gordons Pond Trail

    • Assawoman Canal Trail

    • Trap Pond State Park – Loblolly Trail connector along Wootten Road

    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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