The Delaware Department of Transportation and its partners are working on Blueprint for a Bicycle-Friendly Delaware.
DelDOT encourages Delawareans to share their bicycling experiences through the project’s online, interactive map. The WikiMap will help DelDOT and partners identify opportunities and prioritize needs for bicycling, including connections for separated facilities.
The plan will define a broad vision for bicycling and will evaluate opportunities to improve bicycling-related policies, programs and processes. The plan will establish an action plan to implement recommendations.
Potential outcomes of Blueprint for a Bicycle-Friendly Delaware include revisions to design manuals, to improve coordination among diverse stakeholders toward shared goals and to increase clarity in the bicycle facility planning and development process.
Although the plan focuses on policy, it will have a strong network emphasis. The WikiMap lets people identify their preferred routes, challenges, barriers and opportunities for improvement. Ideas and feedback received through the WikiMap will help DelDOT and other agencies prioritize bicycle projects.
The interactive map will be available at least through October at tinyurl.com/BikeFriendlyDE-Wikimap.