Governor Jack Markell, building upon his plan to expand Delaware's bicycle and trails network, released his proposed FY 2013 budget on January 26, 2012. The budget was approved unanimously on July 1, 2012 by both the Delaware House and Senate. It includes $13.25 million to be used to expand bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout the state. This level of funding is a 90 percent increase (from $7 million to $13.25 million.) Visit the First State Trails and Pathways website for the most current updates on this exciting initiative!
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) currently has a survey online. We encourage all our members and friends to fill out this online survey to let our collective voices be heard.
The Governors plan for the expansion of the states trail network, the First State Trails and Pathways Plan, was announced during the Delaware Bike Summit on October 14, 2011. The Trails and Pathways Plan will improve bicycling and pedestrian experiences throughout the state. Four major projects of note include: