• Posts Tagged ‘First State Trails and Pathways Plan’

    Delaware General Assembly Votes $6.3 Million for Cycling

    by  • June 30, 2014 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 2 Comments

    Governor Jack Markell, the most bicycle-friendly governor in America.

    In a very early vote Tuesday morning, both the Delaware House and Senate voted unanimously to approve an  FY15 capital budget bill (HB425) for the state of Delaware that includes a new and substantial $6.3 million commitment to cycling. The $6.3 million commitment for cycling approved this morning includes $3.6 million for “Bike and Pedestrian Improvements” for...

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    State Budget Committee Backs Markell On Cycling, Including Funding for Bike/Ped Bridge Over the Christina River to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Federal Funding, Legislation and Policy, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Governor Jack Markell, the most bicycle-friendly governor in America.

    On Monday, the Delaware General Assembly will vote on an FY15 capital budget bill (House Bill 425) for the state. Delaware’s legislative capital budget writing committee unanimously passed a proposed bill on June 19. Despite lower than projected revenues that necessitated cuts in several of the funding priorities identified in Governor Jack Markell’s budget proposed in January, the committee...

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    Concrete Progress for Wilmington – New Castle Greenway (Literally!)

    by  • June 6, 2014 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 2 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway

    RELATED • Thank you, Governor Markell • WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway • Wilmington – to – New Castle Industrial Track Greenway • Connecting an Orphaned Trail in New Castle • News Journal: “State agencies draw up a dream trail for cyclists” • Wilmington-New Castle Greenway: It’s the red route •  New Castle Industrial...

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    Newark to Wilmington Trail Study Presentation by DelDOT

    by  • June 2, 2014 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, No Digest, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

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    If you’d like to get an update on the Newark to Wilmington Trail, DelDOT will be presenting the results of its study that evaluated potential trail connections across New Castle County between Newark and Wilmington. When will DelDOT be moving on a first segment of this trail? Today at 3PM in Newark is your chance to...

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    DelDOT Public Workshop on Phase I of Georgetown to Lewes Trail

    by  • May 9, 2014 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

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    The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is holding a Public Workshop to present to the surrounding residents, businesses and the general public for the proposed Georgetown to Lewes Rail with Trail, Phase I Facility. The project proposes to construct a 10 foot wide multi-use path from the east of Savannah Road to Gills Neck...

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    WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Federal Funding, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 21 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway. Credit: News Journal

    Yesterday, the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway – a safe, flat, direct and paved 7 mile long and 10 foot wide “bicycle highway” between downtown Wilmington and downtown New Castle – took a giant step forward. The Wilmington Area Planning Council (“WILMAPCO”, the federally created metropolitan planning organization that covers New Castle County) voted to approve...

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    TODAY: Extending the Junction and Breakwater Trail to Downtown Rehoboth (DelDOT Workshop)

    by  • January 13, 2014 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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    TODAY – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is holding a Public Workshop to obtain comments from surrounding residents, businesses and the general public for the proposed extension of the Junction and Breakwater Trail to Rehoboth Avenue. The project proposes to construct a 10 foot wide multi-use path from the termination of the existing...

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    Connecting an Orphaned Trail in New Castle

    by  • October 24, 2013 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

    October 22, 2013!

    Back in January of 2012, we published this inquiry from a Bike Delaware reader: Dear Bike Delaware, I have been bicycling as an adult since 1969, was on the original Governor’s Bicycle Task Force in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s, and in 1985 founded Delaware’s premier bike event, the Delaware Double Cross. After...

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    This Is Not Your Father’s DelDOT Project

    by  • October 14, 2013 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, No Digest, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 4 Comments

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    If you missed the first DelDOT Public Workshop on the Wilmington-to-Newark Bicycle Highway, here is your second chance! Public Workshop Newark-to-Wilmington Trail Study Doubletree Hotel 700 North King Street Wilmington Wednesday October 16, 2013 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM As we said about the Newark workshop a couple of weeks ago: “Bring your kids....

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    “Yes, Please!” (Newark-Wilmington Bicycle Highway)

    by  • October 9, 2013 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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    by Melissa Nann Burke Published in the News Journal October 8, 2013 NEWARK — The public recently got its first look at conceptual routes for an off-road Newark-to-Wilmington path for cyclists and pedestrians. The response was a resounding, “Yes, please!” Read rest of article in The News Journal>>>

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    80% Of Success Is Showing Up

    by  • September 26, 2013 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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      “80% of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen Is Woody Allen’s advice still valid in 2013? Yes. For politics, it’s more valid than ever. But in a world of pervasive and ubiquitous email, social media, mobile devices and ‘online’ communication of all kinds the need to, and the huge impact of, just ‘showing...

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    CORRECTION: This Could Actually Happen…If We Demand It

    by  • September 25, 2013 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 5 Comments

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      Bring your kids. Bring your siblings or folks. Bring your friends and neighbors. You can drop by for 10 or 15 minutes and then leave. But, whatever you do, just show up. What used to be a crazy, pie-in-the-sky scheme (a bicycle highway connecting the downtowns of Delaware’s largest and third-largest cities) is poised to become a...

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    This Could Actually Happen In Delaware

    by  • September 20, 2013 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

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      A bicycle highway connecting the downtowns of Delaware’s largest and third-largest cities? A greenway easily accessible (within 2 miles) to 20% of the entire population of Delaware? It’s not just a crazy, pie-in-the-sky scheme anymore. It’s an actual, official DelDOT Public Workshop on October 1. How often do we have a chance like this to...

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    Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Funded at Reduced Level

    by  • June 21, 2013 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    Senator Robert Venables (D-Laurel) cited the Georgetown - to - Lewes Trail

    Yesterday the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement of the Delaware General Assembly voted – unanimously – to approve capital budgets for DelDOT and DNREC that include new funding for walking and cycling. BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS (DELDOT) In last year’s Bond Bill, the Joint Committee approved a request from the Governor and DelDOT to fund...

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    The Most Bicycle Friendly State East of the Mississippi River

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Walkable Bikeable Delaware

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    Dover – May 1, 2013 – At the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit in Dover this morning,  DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara announced Delaware’s new Bicycle Friendly State ranking. In the sixth annual assessment by the League of American Bicyclists, Delaware achieved a #5 ranking nationally, while placing #1 among...

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    Today: Capital City Trail Groundbreaking in Dover at 1:30PM

    by  • April 26, 2013 • Events, No Digest, Transportation Trails • 3 Comments

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    TODAY: Join DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, as well as other officials and dignitaries, for the 1:30PM groundbreaking for the construction of the Capital City Trail. In the north, the Capital City Trail will connect to the Silver Lake Park Trail and Silver Lake Park. Silver Lake is the source of...

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

    by  • January 28, 2013 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

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    Looking north towards Wilmington from near New Castle on the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway   The Wilmington-New Castle Greenway (also known as the “Industrial Track” because it follows an old railroad right-of-way) will, when complete, be a six-mile long “bicycle highway” connecting the cities of Wilmington and New Castle.  It is already mostly done....

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    $3 million for walking/cycling in Governor Markell’s proposed budget

    by  • January 25, 2013 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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    Senate Bill 15, Governor Markell’s proposed capital budget for the state of Delaware, was introduced yesterday in Dover.  It includes a proposal to authorize $3 million for Statewide Trails and Pathways. RELATED: • 147th General Assembly, Senate Bill # 15 • See the World-Class Statewide Network of Pathways and Trails DelDOT and DNREC Propose to Build...

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    Governor Jack Markell’s State of the State: “In the years to come, Delawareans will be able to walk and bike to work because of the investments we are making today.”

    by  • January 18, 2013 • Cool People, No Digest, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Excerpt from Governor Jack Markell’s State of the State speech, January 17, 2013. Improving our Quality of Life “In the world we now live in, employers survive only when they hire the most talented workers. And talented employees want to work in places they are proud to call home. “Delaware is blessed with beautiful...

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    AWESOME Video: The First State Trails and Pathways Initiative

    by  • November 2, 2012 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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    DNREC has put together this awesome 5 minute video on Governor Jack Markell‘s First State Trails and Pathways Initiative: connecting Delawareans to better health connecting Delaware neighborhoods to parks, schools and local businesses connecting communities to each other connecting people of all ages…to the places they want to go Video Narrator: “Governor Jack Markell...

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    Delaware General Assembly Votes $13.25 Million for Walking and Bicycling

    by  • July 1, 2012 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 6 Comments

    Senator Robert Venables (left), Governor Jack Markell (center) and Representative Helene Keeley (right)

    Senator Robert Venables (left), Governor Jack Markell (center) and Representative Helene Keeley (right) Both the Delaware House and Senate voted unanimously Saturday evening to approve a capital budget for the state of Delaware, including an unprecedented $13.25 million for walking and bicycling, a 90% increase over last year’s state commitment to walking and bicycling....

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    Delaware Jumps Into Top 10 Nationally In Ranking of Bicycle-Friendly States

    by  • May 26, 2012 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    Bike Delaware’s Press Release | DNREC-DelDOT’s Joint News Release | BFS Ranking | DE Report Card New Castle, Delaware, May 22, 2012 – The League of American Bicyclists, in its annual national ranking of Bicycle-Friendly states, moved Delaware into the #10 slot, a significant jump from the #18 placing in 2011. In the first...

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    See the World-Class Statewide Network of Pathways and Trails DelDOT and DNREC Propose to Build

    by  • May 5, 2012 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

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    This has to be seen to be believed. At last week’s Walkable, Bikeable Delaware Day in Dover, Governor Markell announced the launch of the Delaware Trails and Pathways web site.  The site contains a wealth of information about the state’s initiative to make Delaware one of the most walkable and bikeable states in America,...

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