• MONDAY: Senator Carper and Governor Markell To Open Newark’s Pomeroy Trail

    by  • September 8, 2012 • Cool People, Federal Funding, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, No Digest, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    After years of incredible hard work by the City of Newark, Delaware’s newest rail trail – the Pomeroy Trail – will finally open officially on Monday morning. Senator Carper, who obtained the federal funding for the Trail, and Governor Markell, whose First State Trails and Pathways Initiative is a plan to build many more such trails and link them all up to form a tranportation and recreation bikeway network, will both be on hand to mark this special occasion for the city of Newark.

    Bike Delaware has followed the efforts to build the Pomeroy Trail over the last 7 years. We salute Charlie Emerson, Senator Carper and their colleagues for their service to the people of Newark. Not only have they created an asset for the city, they have also opened a door to Delaware’s future. With further visionary leadership from Governor Markell and the General Assembly, Delaware will build a lot more Pomeroy Trails.

    From Charlie Emerson, Newark Parks & Recreation — Please join the City of Newark and project partners DelDOT, Delaware State Parks, University of Delaware, University Courtyard Apartments and DART for the opening of the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail. Thanks to each of you for your support and, to many of you, for your assistance with the project.

    WHEN: Monday, September 10, 11AM
    WHERE Confluence of Hall and Pomeroy Trails, Newark


    If you have the time and inclination, please also join us for a nice 22 mile ride to the opening of the new Pomeroy Trail Monday morning!

    WHEN: Monday, September 10, 9:30AM
    WHERE: Lantana Square, Hockessin (meet near recycle bins)
    RIDE LEADER: Carol Ireland.


    * Pomeroy Trail Funded in New Transportation Bill


    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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