• Posts Tagged ‘First State Trails and Pathways Plan’

    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 • 2 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

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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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    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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    The Golden Bicycle Helmet Goes to – Of Course – Governor Jack Markell

    by  • May 11, 2016 • Cool People, Events • 13 Comments

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    At the annual Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit on Thursday, Delaware’s highest award for service to cycling – only awarded twice before – went to Governor Jack Markell. Some decisions are hard. Some are easy. Awarding the Golden Bicycle Helmet to Governor Jack Markell – the most bicycle-friendly governor in America – was the easiest...

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    Lewes-Georgetown Trail Launches!

    by  • December 3, 2015 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 78 Comments

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    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...

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    Markell Opens Assawoman Canal Trail in Ocean View

    by  • August 11, 2015 • Events • 2 Comments

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    On Wednesday, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary David Small, Senator Gerald Hocker and Mary Ridgeway of the Federal Highway Administration officially opened the brand new Assawoman Canal Trail in Ocean View. It’s a mile-long trail that runs from Town Road, adjacent to Route 26, and runs northwest along the canal towards Whites Creek. In...

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    Ribbon Cutting for Junction Breakwater Trail

    by  • July 11, 2015 • Events, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

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    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...

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    The Wilmington-New Castle Greenway Is Coming. Really.

    by  • May 20, 2015 • Events, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 15 Comments

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    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...

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