Delaware Greenways announces FHWA grant for Bayshore Byway

Delaware Bayshore Byway sign

Delaware Greenways logoCongratulations to Delaware Greenways for its successful application, which resulted in the award of a National Scenic Byways Program grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in the amount of $913,420 for the Delaware Bayshore Byway. Delaware Greenways and DelDOT are two of BikeNewark’s seven partner organizations.

A group of Delaware Greenways volunteers worked diligently with DelDOT to write the application that won the grant.

Delaware Greenways asserted that “[t]his project will improve, increase, and broaden the use of non-motorized travel and recreation options along the Delaware Bayshore Byway, a National Scenic Byway. The… combined Master Plan [will include] a Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan… that will augment the existing Corridor Management Plan.”

> Delaware Greenways article

Editor’s Note:

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Connecting Newark and Newport

The New Castle County government has begun a study project to assess the feasibility of a bike/ped pathway system that would connect the City of Newark to the Town of Newport. The intended result of this study is a master plan to implement such a pathway system.

On its eastern terminus, this system would eventually connect to the Jack Markell Trail, which connects the Wilmington’s Riverfront to the City of New Castle. If and when complete, this would enable low-stress connectivity among Delaware’s three largest cities above the C&D Canal.

BikeNewark is interested in seeing that such a planned pathway connection would link directly to (i.e., terminate at) the City’s Newark Bikeways low-stress network.

BikeNewark encourages the public, particularly those who live, work, or regularly visit Newark to participate in the County’s effort to receive public comment during this phase of the project. 

The current project timeline is as follows:

May 2023
Review agency coordination begins

July 2023
Public open house #2
Draft feasibility report and cost estimates

August 2023
Final feasibility report and cost estimates 

> For more, see Newark Post article
> See New Castle County project webpage