• Posts Tagged ‘First State Trails and Pathways Plan’

    WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Bikeway Networks, Federal Funding, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 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 • 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 • Bikeway Networks, Events, No Digest, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 2 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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    80% Of Success Is Showing Up

    by  • September 26, 2013 • Bikeway Networks, Events, 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 • Bikeway Networks, Events, 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 • Bikeway Networks, Events, 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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    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 • Left Column 1, 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 • Bikeway Networks, Left Column 1, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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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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    3 Counties. 3 Workshops. 1 Plan.

    by  • May 5, 2012 • Events, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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    MAY 10: DOVER (Kent County) MAY 14: NEWARK (New Castle County) MAY17: LEWES (Sussex County) The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), along with various partner agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Dover/Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization among others,...

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    Governor’s Balanced Budget Proposal Invests in Job Growth, Education and Statewide Trails and Pathways

    by  • January 28, 2012 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

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    Dover, DE – On Thursday, Governor Jack Markel unveiled a balanced budget proposal that invests in jobs and public education and keeps the state’s commitment to critical areas like public health and safety without the need to raise taxes or add new fees. “Budgets are about priorities, and this budget makes clear that our top priorities...

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    Leadership

    by  • January 24, 2012 • Cool People, Left Column 1, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

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    Three months ago, Governor Jack Markell unveiled his plan to build a walkable and bikeable Delaware at the Delaware Bike Summit.  But in his State of the State speech on January 19, Governor Markell took his vision directly to the people of Delaware – and asked for their support. “We must put ourselves in...

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    An Important Message from Bike Delaware

    by  • January 1, 2012 • Bike Delaware • 1 Comment

    DelDOT  Secretary Shailen Bhatt Signs Memorandum of Understanding Between DelDOT and DNREC

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt Signs Memorandum of Understanding Between DelDOT and DNREC at Delaware Bike Summit on October 14, 2011 As we review the accomplishments of 2011, Bike Delaware wants to thank you for your commitment to bicycling in Delaware and urge you to help continue Delaware’s bicycling revolution in 2012. Look at these...

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    No TIGER III Grant For Delaware

    by  • December 16, 2011 • Federal Funding • 0 Comments

    An ambitious proposal from DelDOT to help fund Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan has been turned down for a TIGER III grant by the United States Department of Transportation. 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the...

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    Huge Demand for Federal Tiger Grants

    by  • November 17, 2011 • Federal Funding • 0 Comments

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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Tuesday that applications for TIGER III grants totaled $14.1 billion, far exceeding the $527 million set aside for the program.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received 828 applications from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. DelDOT submitted a $13.8 million TIGER III...

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