Sharrows: A public-service announcement video

graphic showing sharrow symbol and description textIn 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 are appearing in Newark, and bicyclists and motorists need to understand what they mean.

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

What we were able to do in 2020

Though activity was definitely slowed in 2020 and several events were cancelled because of the pandemic, BikeNewark did manage to accomplish the following last year….

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On the Newark Bikeways wayfinding signage…

photo of wayfinding signage on Orchard Rd. northbound at Winslow Rd.Thank you for all of your work over the years to improve the bike trails and signage to make Newark such a bike-friendly place. From my house, I bike to the underpass by Amstel Avenue then take Orchard to Phillips Park to access the Hall Trail. As someone who is just getting comfortable riding on roads, the Newark [Bikeways] signage helped me find the access point from Ritter Lane. I now feel safe making a big loop from the Hall Trail to the Pomeroy Trail to Creek Road. I’m a very cautious biker, so these low-stress routes have enabled me to really enjoy biking safely in Newark. Thank you!

—a female Newark resident in her 30s


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.