UPDATE IN NEWARK POST: “Newark City Council revives bridge project after new funding sources emerge“ Special City Council meeting Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. past Council Chamber Newark Municipal Building 220 S Main Street Newark, DE 19711 On Monday evening, Newark City Council will re-consider  the proposed “Charles Emerson Bridge” project, which would build […]

UPDATE IN NEWARK POST: “Newark City Council revives bridge project after new funding sources emerge“

In advance of a Monday evening Newark City Council meeting, State Representative Paul Baumbach (left) and State Senator Dave Sokola (right) have pledged $150,000 to save an imperiled bicycle/pedestrian bridge project.

Special City Council meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. past
Council Chamber
Newark Municipal Building
220 S Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

On Monday evening, Newark City Council will re-consider  the proposed “Charles Emerson Bridge” project, which would build a  bicycle and pedestrian bridge over White Clay Creek just west of Paper Mill Road to extend Newark's growing pathway network north of the city.

In bicycle-friendly Newark (the city is one of only two cities in Delaware that have been designated as bicycle-friendly communities) both of the area's state legislators – State Representative Paul Baumbach and State Senator Dave Sokola – are stepping up with funding pledges for the project totaling $150,000.

Public comment will be permitted. If you live in Newark and are passionate about  helping make Newark more bicycle-friendly, this is a time to show up and be seen and heard from.

Rendering of proposed bicycle/pedestrian bridge just west of Paper Mill Road north of Newark. The bridge would extend Newark's growing pathway network north of the city.

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