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Wilmington Bicycle Facility Improvements Move Forward
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By 1st State BIKES
The purpose of this blog is to address advocacy issues as they pertain to bicyclists who ride for transportation today; to be a voice for those who use our pathways, streets, roads, and highways to commute, run errands, and/or simply transport ...
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1st State BIKES
The purpose of this blog is to address advocacy issues as they pertain to bicyclists who ride for transportation today; to be a voice for those who use our pathways, streets, roads, and highways to commute, run errands, and/or simply transport themselves from point A to point B.
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Area bicyclists are encouraged at every opportunity to talk up Wilmington’s planned bike routes that will be funded by a Transportation Enhancements (TE) grant. The plan has been criticized by Bike Delaware, and slow to gain traction with City government. However, Wilmapco Council voted on May 8th to give these improvements the highest priority in the TIP (Transportation Improvement Plan).
The use of sharrows and signage isn’t perfect, but the City can get miles of visible routes on a very small budget, and that is an excellent start. It is important to note that this project was developed and supported by the community itself.
We are asking our readers to talk it up in active circles. Post comments here on Delaware Bikes and any other organizations that are willing to listen. Post comments whenever you see a good opportunity on Bike Delaware's website and Facebook page. Wilmington is far behind many other cities of similar size when it comes to infrastructure and the implementation of bicycle safety improvements, and we need to get this moving.
A bicyclist enjoys a freshly applied Sharrow on Market Street in Wilmington (photo courtesy of David Blankenship)

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