Newark Bikeways resource

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BikeNewark continues its work on developing and implementing wayfinding signage for the city’s Newark Bikeways low-stress network. To date, four of the eight segments of the network are fully signed. Two more are due to have signage installed early in 2023, with the remaining two bikeway segments developed and signed in tandem with planned city bicycle-specific improvement projects.

> Newark Bikeways low-stress network map (PDF)

Cycletrack completed

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At long last, the cycletrack is completed and open to bicyclists as phase of DelDOT’s nearly $8 million Delaware Avenue pave-and-rehab project. Coming on the heels of the massive Main Street renovation, this project includes major amenities for bicyclists, including a two-way separated bikeway on the north side of the road.

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Bridge dedicated

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The relatively new bike/ped bridge over the White Clay Creek has been utilized by the public now for several months, but on Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)—one of BikeNewark’s partner organizations—held a special ceremony to honor Charlie Emerson, for whom the bridge is named.

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Sharrows: A public-service announcement video

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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.

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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.