• Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown to Lewes Trail’

    DelDOT Public Workshop on Phase I of Georgetown to Lewes Trail

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


    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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    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


    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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    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


    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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    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


    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


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


    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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    First State in Trails? Yes!

    by  • November 14, 2011 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments


    Taken directly from DNREC’s website *  Calling all bicyclists!  Submit comments for the proposed First State Trails and Pathways Plan initiative  * The State of Delaware recognizes the benefits of an integrated non-motorized pathway and recreational trail network to provide opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel safely and efficiently and to expand outdoor...

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    Bike Delaware 2012 Vote TODAY

    by  • November 8, 2011 • Bike Delaware • 0 Comments

    November 8: Bicycle Advocacy for the Busy Majority There are a lot of worthy things that Bike Delaware could work on in 2012 (see the enormous list below).  But we learned this year that if you want to get big things done, you have to be smart, strategic and focused. So please help us out...

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    What Should Bike Delaware Do in 2012?

    by  • November 4, 2011 • Bike Delaware, Events • 0 Comments

    November 8: Bicycle Advocacy for the Busy Majority If you could get one important thing done for bicycling next year, what would it be? This is not an idle question.  We learned this year that it is an extraordinarily urgent one as moving government in a new direction requires energy, patience, intelligence…and, most importantly, focus.  The...

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    Is it an “off-alignment multi-use path” or is it a “trail”?

    by  • November 4, 2011 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    At the Delaware Bike Summit, DelDOT Secretary Bhatt dramatically signed a Memorandum of Agreement with his colleague DNREC Secretary O’Mara to develop and execute Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan and build an “integrated non-motorized pathway and recreational trail network to provide opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel safely and efficiently and to...

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    An Interview with Marty Drinan

    by  • September 20, 2011 • Cool People • 2 Comments

    Bike Delaware News recently caught up with Marty Drinan, Secretary with the Wilmington Ski Club and a founding member of Bike Delaware. When it comes to action alerts, Marty is easily Bike Delaware’s most consistent responder. So much so, he even made the trip downstate on a weeknight – in a Prius no less –...

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    Sussex County Council Includes Lewes-to-Georgetown In Its List of Transportation Priorities

    by  • September 14, 2011 • Federal Funding, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 2 Comments

    Meeting yesterday, the Sussex County Council discussed its 2012 – 2018 Capital Transportation Program Request to DelDOT. Among the County’s identified transportation priorities is the 17 mile Lewes-to-Georgetown bike route, a long discussed and long overdue project. Last week, the 6 mile Wilmington-to-New Castle Industrial Track, in New Castle County, became the first project...

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    Public Prefers Rail-With-Trail for Lewes-Georgetown Route at DelDOT Workshop

    by  • August 26, 2011 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Despite at least a 30% greater construction cost and the likelihood of impacting adjacent properties along the route, participants in a DelDOT sponsored Public Workshop in Lewes on Monday, spoke in favor of retaining the current rail line alongside a new 10 feet wide multi-use path that will be built between Lewes and Georgetown....

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    Investment in Healthier Residents May Reduce Costs

    by  • August 9, 2011 • Economics, Health • 0 Comments

      In photo, from left:  State Rep. Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred); Dave Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic; and State Rep. Harvey Kenton (R-Milford) chat briefly following a recent press event in Georgetown to promote efforts to encourage healthier lifestyles among Delawareans. * * * Cross-posted from the Delaware House of Representatives’ e-Newsletter *...

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    The grand tour: How bike tourism helps local economies

    by  • June 16, 2011 • Economics, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Cross-posted from Grist Bike-friendly cities, off-road paths, and scenic country roads where cyclists can spin along in comfort aren’t just good for the people who live in those places. They also attract tourists. And tourists mean money for the local economy. Tourism is one of the U.S.’s largest industries and biggest employers, creating millions...

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    Lewes to Georgetown Route

    by  • June 14, 2011 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    Overdue Anthony (Tony) Pezone, President, Sussex Cyclists: “As president of the Sussex Cyclists Cycling club I wish to strongly support the rail to trail or rail with trail from Lewes to Georgetown. As the traffic builds in Sussex County due to the influx of tourists and the growth of the population existing roads become...

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    Rails "with" Trails coming to Delaware?

    by  • June 23, 2010 • Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Planning work has begun for a pedestrian/bicycle trail between Lewes and Georgetown, a 16.8-mile stretch running alongside a seldom-used rail freight line. The Half Moon Trail, named after explorer Henry Hudson’s ship, would be the first such “rail-with-trail” in Delaware, said Mark Chura, executive director of Delaware Greenways, which is promoting the plan. The...

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