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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Delaware Ave. project progress

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What began as a dream at a BikeNewark (then Newark Bicycle Committee) meeting in 2014 is finally taking shape as part of DelDOT’s Delaware Avenue pave-and-rehab project. Coming on the heels of the massive Main Street renovation, this project includes a major amenity for bicyclists—a two-way separated bikeway (a.k.a. cycletrack)—on the north side of the road.

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Two service projects completed

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Friday, June 10, was a beautiful day for BikeNewark volunteers to engage in a couple bike-related service projects. New bike racks were assembled and installed at a local school, and the Christina Valley Stream Trail wayfinding project was completed with the addition of signage sleeves to wooden posts along the trail.

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Bike to Work Day 2022

photo of County Executive Matt Meyer arriving at Bike to Work Day event

After two years with no public celebration of Bike to Work Day in Newark, the event returned to the University of Delaware’s Mentors’ Circle on May 20, 2022. Close to 50 participants enjoyed breakfast food and messages from local officials before continuing their bicycle commute to work.

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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.