Accomplishments in 2021

photo of signs at the beginning of the Northwest Bikeway

Here’s a brief look at what we accomplished this year. As always, we would very much appreciate your support. Certainly, some of the things you’re seeing now in and around Newark would not have happened without our advocacy.

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Contract awarded for Del. Ave. project

2015 concept photo of possible configuration on Delaware Ave.

Finally. It has been more than seven years since BikeNewark’s previous incarnation (the Newark Bicycle Committee), with encouragement from Bike Delaware’s James Wilson, had agreed during a monthly meeting to press for a cycletrack on Delaware Avenue.

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Sharrows: A public-service announcement video

graphic showing sharrow symbol and description text

In cooperation with WILMAPCO and the City of Newark, BikeNewark recently completed a short video explaining the often misunderstood road marking called a “sharrow.” Love ’em or hate ’em, new sharrows have appeared in Newark, and bicyclists and motorists need to understand what they mean.

3-min. PSA video | printable companion handout (PDF)

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BikeNewark

Welcome to the BikeNewark website. BikeNewark is a partnership of interested cyclists and organizations working to improve bicycling in Newark, Delaware.

Get involved! | Become a member | Donate to support our mission

BikeNewark comprises city residents, non-residents, and liaisons from our seven partner organizations:

logos of City of Newark, UD, Newark Bike Project, DelDOT, Delaware Greenways, WILMAPCO, and Bike Delaware

Participation is open to all who have a passion for our mission (as stated in the opening paragraph) and are willing to work collaboratively toward that end. For more, see About BikeNewark.