• Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks

    Articles about building low stress, family-friendly and seamless bikeway networks in Delaware; articles about such networks in other places

    #DelawareBicyclePlan workshop: Sussex County

    by  • February 21, 2017 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks • 7 Comments

    Meeting over.TODAY (Wednesday, stop by anytime between 4 and 7PM) is the only public meeting that will be held in Sussex County (2 The Circle, Georgetown) on the new Delaware Bicycle Plan. This 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...

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    I wish this small “stress point” in an otherwise great ride could be fixed quickly

    by  • February 20, 2017 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks • 4 Comments

    Big cycling improvement projects – like the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway or the Lewes-Georgetown Trail – take years to build. But small projects that address “stress points” (a short section of an otherwise decent route that makes even “avid” cyclist nervous) can happen more quickly. Do you have a short “stress point” in your ride that...

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    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: 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...

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    My school age child needs a safe route to bike to school

    by  • February 17, 2017 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Every bicycle project has to start life in a plan. The Delaware Bicycle Plan (currently being created) is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get the bicycle improvements your community needs in an official plan. So if you miss this opportunity, your next opportunity may not come around again until 2027! Where does your community need improvements to...

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    I live near a trail in Delaware but there is no good way to bike to it from my house

    by  • February 16, 2017 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails • 19 Comments

    Every bicycle project has to start life in a plan. The Delaware Bicycle Plan (currently being created) is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get the bicycle improvements your community needs in an official plan. So if you miss this opportunity, your next opportunity may not come around again until 2027! If your community has a great...

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    Delaware’s Biggest-Ever Cycling Project Is Underway in the Christina River

    by  • January 31, 2017 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 19 Comments

    If you’ve driven north into Wilmington on I95 anytime recently, you might have noticed some mysterious activity – including two huge cranes – happening in the Christina River: This is Delaware’s biggest-ever cycling project. It’s the final missing piece of an over 7 mile long bikeway extending from the Wilmington Riverfront to downtown New...

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    Everyone living within a 1/2 mile of a major trail in Delaware should be able to bike to it on a low stress route

    by  • January 23, 2017 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 19 Comments

    Governor Jack Markell‘s last full day in office was last Monday. Under his leadership, Delaware spent $10s of millions on spectacular new trails – and we’re not done. Over the next few years we’re going to spend $10s of millions more. Even in much larger states like Maryland or Pennsylvania, these new trails would represent a...

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    Governor Markell Opens Phase I of Lewes-Georgetown Trail

    by  • October 19, 2016 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 14 Comments

    It’s late October but it will nevertheless be 80° (!) today at 2PM in Lewes for the official opening of the first phase of the Lewes-Georgetown Trail. This is the first 1.1-mile section – from Gills Neck Road to Savannah Road in Lewes – of what will eventually be a 10 foot wide paved trail that extends...

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    Delaware Awards Contract to Finish Long-Awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • September 23, 2016 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 41 Comments

    Decades after it was first proposed, Delaware has signed a contract with a local construction firm to complete the long-awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway. It’s a project of superlatives: It’s the state’s biggest-ever cycling network improvement project. And it will include a football-field long bike bridge spanning the Christina River which will be, by far, the longest bike bridge ever built...

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