Contact your state legislators today
BikeNewark asks that you contact your Delaware state legislators and ask them to support HB36, the bill that, if passed, would nullify an existing “sunset clause” and permanently add the “Delaware Yield” to the state’s Code. The “Delaware Yield,” which has proven to increase safety for bicyclists, is a portion of the 2017 Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act.
Sharrows: A public-service announcement video
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 are appearing in Newark, and bicyclists and motorists need to understand what they mean.
On the Newark Bikeways wayfinding signage…
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
Welcome to the BikeNewark website. BikeNewark is a partnership of interested cyclists and organizations working to improve bicycling in Newark, Delaware.
BikeNewark comprises city residents, non-residents, and liaisons from our seven partner organizations:
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.