In May of 2011, the Delaware General Assembly unanimously passed “Walkable Bikeable Delaware”, which directed the Delaware Department of Transportation to make strategic investments in walking and bicycling.
In June of 2011, the Delaware General Assembly voted $5,000,000 for state bike routes.
In September of 2011, the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) voted to program $480,000 of federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program funds for the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway (the first time federal CMAQ funds were used for a cycling project in Delaware history).
In January of 2012, Governor Jack Markell proposed over $13 million to “make Delaware one of the most walkable and bikeable states in America.”
In March of 2012, the Alliance for Walking and Biking recognized “Walkable Bikeable Delaware” as the “Winning Campaign of the Year.”
In June of 2012, the Delaware General Assembly unanimously approved a capital budget for the state of Delaware that included $13.25 million for walking and bicycling projects.
In July of 2012, WILMAPCO voted to approve $6.4 million from the federal CMAQ program for Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Statewide.
In June of 2013, the Delaware General Assembly approved $1.5 million for the strategic Bike and Pedestrian Improvements program.
In March of 2014, WILMAPCO approved an amended Transportation Improvement Program that included funding to complete the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway.
In June of 2014, the Delaware General Assembly approved $3.6 million for the strategic Bike and Pedestrian Improvements program.
Articles on Walkable Bikeable Delaware are below (in reverse chronological order).
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
In a major milestone for a project that Bike Delaware has been advocating for since 2011, DelDOT has – finally – awarded the contract to build Phase I of the Lewes-Georgetown Trail. Bike Delaware’s first article on this project was published over 4 years ago – on June 14, 2011! – and was simply titled...Read more →
WHAT: Governor Jack Markell, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan and DNREC Secretary David Small, invite you to attend a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Junction Breakwater Trail. WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 12 p.m. WHERE: grassy area in front of The Old Screen Door Shop at 209 Monroe Avenue, Lewes, 19958 After more than...Read more →
In just a couple of weeks, college seniors will be graduating from college. Back in 2010, though, they were still juniors in high school. And that is when Bike Delaware wrote its first article about the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway, a safe, direct, paved, flat and nearly uninterrupted non-motorized six-mile travel route between the Wilmington...Read more →
The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its new Bicycle Friendly State rankings. For the 5th year in a row, Delaware advanced in the national rankings. We are now ranked #3 in the United States! The big question is, how did that happen? Check out the slide show below for the 8 most important reasons...Read more →
5 years ago, Bike Delaware went through a long and arduous strategic planning process. One of the most important results of all that effort was our organizational “vision“. Bike Delaware has both a “mission” and a “vision”. Both are critical. They are our compass, our lodestar, our flashlight shining into the future. They keep us on...Read more →
The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit will be held this year on May 7 in Dover. ***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*** To add your name to the waiting list, please email wbd bikede.org with your name, city and zip code. The 2015 summit will be hosted by the American Heart Association, the Delaware Department of Transportation,...Read more →
*** BIKEWALK RVA WINS PEOPLE’S CHOICE ADVOCACY AWARD *** *** BIKE DELAWARE COMES IN 2nd IN NATIONAL VOTE *** BIKE DELAWARE is one of nine national finalists for Bicycling’s 2015 People’s Choice Award. This national award was determined by a nationwide vote. (Voting ended on February 20.) Finalists for the People’s Choice award include state...Read more →