Governor Jack Markell weekly address: Promoting Delaware’s quality of lifePosted: May 6 2013Governor Jack Markell weekly address: Promoting Delaware’s quality of life by Karl Malgiero, WDDE 91.1 FM, 10/11/13 In his weekly message, Governor Jack Markell is touting Delaware’s natural wonders as an advantage in drawing in a talented workforce. Markell says developing nature paths and bike trails throughout the First State pays d ... Read more »
For Sussex Outdoors initiative it is all about a ‘quality of life’Posted: March 11 2013For Sussex Outdoors initiative it is all about a ‘quality of life’ By Tony E. Windsor, Morning Star Publications, Published 10/17/13 It was all about "quality of life” in the First State as elected officials joined with a variety of health-oriented organizations including the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services, Delaware Dep ... Read more »
The Most Bicycle-Friendly State East of Mississippi River
Advancing toward a 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 all states east of the Mississippi River.
You read that right: We are officially the most bicycle-friendly state east of the Mississippi River.
Delaware was ranked #18 in 2011 and #10 in 2012. It has advanced ahead faster than any other state in America by making progress due to a supportive state government administration and legislature. A combination of state and federal funds have been used to invest $20 million over the last two years in projects such as the Castle Trail at the C&D Canal, the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway (final phase in design) and the Georgetown-Lewes Trail (also under design).
Concept planning for a bikeway connecting Wilmington and Newark is also underway. READ MORE