• Every great bicycle network improvement project, no matter how big or how small, started out life as a line on a map

    by  • February 18, 2017 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks • 8 Comments

    Where does your community need improvements to its bicycle network? Even if you missed all the Delaware Bicycle Plan public workshops, we are still interested in your idea:

    The "neighborhood connector" that recently linked the Jefferson Farms subdivision to the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway started out as a line - in fact, this line - on a map.

    The “neighborhood connector” that recently linked the Jefferson Farms subdivision to the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway started out as a line – in fact, this line right here – on a map.

    Every great bicycle network improvement project started its life as just a line on a map. Whether its a huge and ambitious project like the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway or the Lewes-Georgetown Trail or a little “neighborhood connector” that connected a community into a larger network someone – someone like you – first drew a line on a map!

    If you have an idea – large or small – for a “low stress” bicycle network improvement that will enable more people in your community to access a nearby trail, or bike to school, to the store, to a restaurant, to the park, to a library or to work, we want to know! Let us know in the form below!

    If you can, please also consider attending one of the remaining public workshops on the Delaware Bicycle Plan, which is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get the bicycle improvements your community needs in an official plan. (If you miss this opportunity, your next opportunity may not come around again until 2027!) And let your neighbors know about these meetings. One person demanding a bicycle connection is a crank. But five people demanding a bicycle connection are irresistible!

    Remember: the last Delaware Bicycle Plan was in 2005. You probably don’t want to wait another decade for the next one.

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    Nearby destination missing a low stress bicycle route for me and my neighbors to bike to it.

    Being as specific as possible (i.e. describing where a line on a map would go), where could a low stress connection be built in your community that would enable everyone in your community - no matter their age or ability - to access an important destination that right now is dangerous or scary to bike to?

    Upcoming Delaware Bicycle Plan meetings in Georgetown, Middletown, Dover and Wilmington:

    • Wed., February 22, 2017, 4-7pm     Sussex County Council Chambers    2 The Circle, Georgetown past
    • Mon., February 27, 2017, 4-7pm     Middletown High School     120 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown past
    • Tues., February 28, 2017, 4:30-7:30pm    Dover Public Library     35 East Loockerman St, Dover past
    • Wed., March 1, 2017, 4-7pm     Wilmington Public Library     10 East 10th St, Wilmington past

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