• Transportation Trails

    Off-road (and often “off-alignment” as well) multi-use (shared by cyclists and pedestrians) paths, paved, at least 10 feet wide, designed for transportation (i.e. connecting trip generators to trip destinations) as well as recreation, and maintained for use 365 days a year.

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

    by  • February 17, 2017 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails • 12 Comments

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    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! Does your school age child live...

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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 • 60 Comments

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    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 • 17 Comments

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    If you’ve driven north into Wilmington on I95 during the last week, 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...

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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 • 18 Comments

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    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

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    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

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    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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    More Colorado Cycling Innovation: The US 36 Bikeway is an 18-mile “Highway for Cyclists”

    by  • August 23, 2016 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Transportation Trails • 4 Comments

    I continue to be impressed with bicycling innovation in and around Boulder, Colorado and – on another recent trip to see the grandkids – I discovered more remarkable infrastructure. It’s called the “US 36 Bikeway.” Imagine a 12-foot bikeway parallel and separate from I-95, connecting Claymont (train station), Wilmington (train station and DART routes) and the...

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    Record $20.7 million for cycling and walking approved by Delaware General Assembly in early morning vote

    by  • July 1, 2016 • Legislation and Policy, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 75 Comments

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    The Delaware General Assembly voted early Friday morning to approve a capital budget for the state of Delaware that includes a record $20.7 million for cycling and walking improvements. In each year since the passage of Walkable Bikeable Delaware in 2011 the state of Delaware has made substantial financial commitments to improving cycling and walking infrastructure in the...

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