• If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.

    by  • February 18, 2013 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment


    Great article about the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway (aka the Industrial Track Trail) in Friday’s News Journal by reporter Melissa Nann Burke. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out!

    If I have a caveat about the article, it would be that it might convey the impression that the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway is something that has recently been dreamt up. But just by taking a look at the long list of Bike Delaware articles going back to July of 2010 at the end of this post, you can see that’s not the case. And, in fact, the genesis of the project goes back a lot farther than 2010:

    It’s understandable that some folks think it will be many years before a project this big and ambitious  – a six mile greenway connecting the cities of Wilmington and New Castle and all the communities in between – is ever completed. I actually don’t think that’s true. I think we are going to make it all the way within the next 2 years. Why? Because we – Delaware Greenways, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the Delaware Bicycle Council, Senator Carper, WILMAPCO, the Historic New Castle Alliance, the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Delaware Nature Society, the Riverfront Development Corporation, the American Heart Association, DNREC, New Castle County and DelDOT, as well as many, many other Delawareans and Bike Delaware – are all joined together to make sure that it does.


      James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware.






    • Wilmington-New Castle Greenway: It’s the red route

    New Castle Industrial Track – Phase3 Feasibility Study (DelDOT)

    Archive of all past Bike Delaware articles on Industrial Track

    • Like Lewis and Clark Reaching the Pacific Ocean

    • Why are we hiding the Industrial Track Rail Trail?

    1st Ever CMAQ-Funded Bike Project in Delaware History

    Coalition wins key support for rail trail

    Eight civic and business groups call for completion of Industrial Track


    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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