• Posts Tagged ‘Industrial Track’

    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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    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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    If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.

    by  • February 18, 2013 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway

    Great article about the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway (aka the Industrial Track Trail) in Friday’s News Journal by reporter Melissa Nann Burke. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out! If I have a caveat about the article, it would be that it might convey the impression that the Wilmington – New...

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    News Journal: “State agencies draw up a dream trail for cyclists”

    by  • February 15, 2013 • Left Column 1, Media, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 10 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway

    by Melissa Nann Burke The News Journal February 15, 2013 Relatively few Delaware workers commute by bike, but they might reconsider when cyclists are whizzing by them on an off-road trail visible during rush-hour backups. “We’re talking a completely segregated bike path that would allow me to go from New Castle to Wilmington without...

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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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    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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    Imagine: New Castle to Wilmington’s Riverfront Faster By Bicycle Than Car

    by  • June 9, 2012 • Bikeway Networks, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 2 Comments

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    By Karl Hassler -   Can you imagine what it would be like if the Wilmington Riverfront‘s potential to be the premier cultural, recreational and residential hub in the Mid-Atlantic region was realized? Can you imagine what it would be like if the Riverwalk-Market Street area’s vibrant mix of businesses, residences and thriving art...

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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

    DT&P_square

    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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    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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    Why are we hiding the Industrial Track Rail Trail? (Updated)

    by  • January 7, 2012 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

    Why in the world would anyone want to hide this? 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 living in Newark for...

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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

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    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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    LAB: How Delaware made statewide bike funding history with CMAQ

    by  • October 6, 2011 • Bike Delaware, Federal Funding, Left Column 2, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    Cross-posted from League of American Bicyclists’ blog. By Darren Flusche League Policy Analyst By tapping into Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) improvement funds for bicycling projects – the first time ever in Delaware – Bike Delaware and its allies have opened the door for the future funding of bicycling projects that give people options to substitute their...

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    1st Ever CMAQ-Funded Bike Project in Delaware History

    by  • September 11, 2011 • Federal Funding, Left Column 2, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

    New DelDOT Secretary Breaks 20 Year CMAQ Drought   The WILMAPCO Council has approved DelDOTs request for $480,000 in federal CMAQ (“Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality”) transportation funds for the final phase of the Wilmington-to-New Castle Industrial Track for fiscal year 2012. Every year the U.S. government sends approximately $12 million in CMAQ dollars...

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    Good Government

    by  • September 8, 2011 • Federal Funding, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    The WILMAPCO Council will vote TODAY (Newark, 6:30PM) to approve the FY2012 “TIP” (Transportation Improvement Program) for New Castle County. Among the TIP amendments will be $600,000 for the final phase of the Wilmington-to-New Castle Industrial Track. $480,000 of that $600,000 will be Delaware’s first ever use of federal “CMAQ” funds for a bicycle...

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    2012-2015 TIP Public Workshop on Aug. 29

    by  • August 24, 2011 • Federal Funding, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    The public is invited to attend a workshop on August 29, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. hosted by Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to give comments on the proposed amendments for the FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and provide information about major projects and funding in...

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