January 2020

All meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the WILMAPCO Conference Room.
Newport Transportation Study Public Workshop
Old Town Hall, 15 N. Augustine St., Newport, Jan. 27, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Brandywine Hundred Fire Co, 1006 Brandywine Blvd., Jan. 29, 5-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4, 3 p.m.

Feb. 6, 10 a.m.

Feb. 20, 10 a.m.

Feb. 24, 6 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, please call (302) 737-6205, or toll free from Cecil County at (888) 808-7088 for cancellations or postponements.
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Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
Newport Newport Transportation Study Public Workshop
If you live, work or play near the Town of Newport you are invited to share your ideas for improving transportation in and near the town during a Public Workshop being held on Monday, January 27 at the Old Town Hall, 15 N. Augustine Street from 5:30pm to 8pm with a presentation at 6pm. 

During the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to provide feedback on the study that will develop recommendations for projects that will improve the safety, walkability, and transit-friendliness of the Town of Newport. To learn more please visit www.wilmapco.org/newport or to share on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/events/2182255152078944.
GovPrintzGovernor Printz Boulevard Visioning Workshop
You are invited to share your ideas for improving Governor Printz Boulevard during a Public Visioning Workshop being held  on Wednesday, January 29.

The workshop will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company (1006 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19809), with open house displays from 5-6 p.m., and a presentation with group discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Your feedback will be critical to learn local preferences, needs, and concerns. To learn more, please visit www.wilmapco.org/governorprintz or to share on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/events/295899131332221/
Local News
BrandywineDraft Brandywine Creek Greenway Plan and Map  
You are invited to share your thoughts on the Draft Brandywine Creek Greenway Plan and Map. The draft Concept Plan and Map outlines a vision for a conservation corridor, a "greenway," centered on Brandywine Creek and the lands around it in Northern Delaware. This plan was developed based on input from partners, community outreach, and analysis of the natural, historic, and recreational amenities in New Castle County and the City of Wilmington.
Have ideas about the draft plan or map? Want to suggest edits or changes? Click on the link below to review both and write your comments in the box located directly below the map. Your suggestions and input are appreciated. To view the map and draft plan, please visit www.brandywine.org/conservancy/planning/greenway-and-trail-planning
BikeDelaware Ranked Among Top Bicycle Friendly States
According to a DelDOT news release, "DelDOT has announced that the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has ranked Delaware as the 6th most bicycle friendly state in the nation. Delaware was previously ranked 7th in the previous report issued in 2017 and has ranked in the top ten since 2012. The Bicycle Friendly State ranking provides a ranking for all 50 states based on four public data sources and a Bicycle Friendly State survey that is answered by each state's Department of Transportation and/or a statewide bicycle advocacy organization. For more information on Delaware's efforts, visit www.bike.deldot.gov.
DoverKentDover/Kent County MPO Long-Range Plan Update
The Dover/Kent County MPO has announced an update to its Long-Range Regional Transportation Plan, Innovation 2045.  The plan identifies a long-range vision of transportation for the county for the next 25 years. The MPO is offering several opportunities to provide feedback and learn more via its website at https://doverkentmpo.delaware.gov/innovation-2045
National News
USBikeRoutesUS Bike Route System Expands
According to the Adventure Cycling Association, "The US Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now includes 27 States and over 14,000 Miles. The USBRS is developing a national network of officially recognized, numbered, and signed bicycle routes. Digital maps for all designated U.S. Bicycle Routes are available for free." To learn more, please visit www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/maps-and-route-resources .
NightPedNighttime Ped Fatalities Rise
According to the State Smart Transportation Initiative, "while other crash types have gone down, pedestrian and bicycle crashes continue to rise, and crashes happening at night account for 90% of the increase in pedestrian fatalities in the last 10 years. Between 2017 and 2018, nighttime pedestrian fatalities increased 4.6% and nighttime bicyclist fatalities increased 9.2%." To learn more, please visit www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/10/nighttime-vehicle-crashes-traffic-deaths-pedestrian-cyclist.
HealthPlanningLong-Range Planning for Health, Equity & Prosperity 
According to CenterLines e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, "ChangeLab Solutions released a new guide to empower planners, local leaders, and community advocates with the information they need to prioritize health and equity in their planning work." To learn more please visit www.changelabsolutions.org/product/long-range-planning-primer