Draft 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program available to view

Date Posted: Friday, April 4th, 2014

Delaware will see some transportation improvements over the next few years and the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization will play a role in making sure those projects well planned. The TIP represents the first few years of the MPO’s long range Regional Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP are ones for which the Delaware Department of Transportation wants to secure federal and state funding. Click here to read the draft FY 2015-2018 TIP. Maps are available here: City of Dover projects included in the MPO TIP CTP Road Projects Camden Bypass Map



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WDEL AM Radio covers the Heels Wheels summit

Date Posted: Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Check it out! WDEL AM Radio covered Friday’s Heels & Wheels walk and bike summit. To view the story, visit:http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=57842



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Photos from Heels &Wheels

Date Posted: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Approximately 250 people attended Friday’s Heels & Wheels walk and bicycle summit at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall.  They heard an update on Gov. Jack Markell’s executive order on Complete Streets as well as on Delaware’s Trails and Pathways program, plus much more. Afterward, cyclists and walkers took advantage of the bright Spring day with a ride and walk on Newark’s Pomeroy Trail. Here are some photos of the day’s highlights. Photos are also available on the Dover/Kent County MPO’s Facebook page.



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Greetings from Heels & Wheels!

Date Posted: Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hello from the Heels & Wheels walk and bike summit in Newark, Del.! So far, we’ve had some great speakers and exhibitors. Here are a few photos, but for more, you can also “like” us on Facebook, or follow the Dover/Kent County MPO on Twitter.



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Less than 50 seats left for the Heels and Wheels Summit!

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

We’ve broken the 200 mark on registration for the 2014 Heels & Wheels Delaware Walk and Bicycle Summit! That means there’s less than 50 slots left for registration. The good news is, there’s still time to get in game. Join us at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 21 (next week!) at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. Go to www.wilmapco.org/heelsandwheels to sign up for this educational event. Nationally respected bicycle and pedestrian coordinator Dan Burden is our keynote speaker. Attendees will also have a chance to learn more about the economics of bicycling and trails, safety, transportation planning and building and maintaining recreational trails. Afterward, top off the day with a walk or a bicycle ride along the Pomeroy Trail in Newark.



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MPO Office Closed Due to Weather

Date Posted: Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The Dover/Kent County MPO office is closed Monday due to inclement weather conditions. A driving restriction is in effect on Delaware roads for all counties. A drivers are urged not to drive unless they have an emergency. Stay safe and warm today!   The Dover/Kent County MPO



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There’s still time to sign up for Heels & Wheels

Date Posted: Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Heels & Wheels Walk and Bike Summit is less than a month away, but lucky for you, there’s still time to register. Just go to Wilmapco.org and scroll down to the Heels & Wheels Summit information to register. The March 21 event is free! Our keynote speaker is the nationally renowned Dan Burden, an expert on creating communities for walk and bikability. After a great day of educational sessions and lunch, we’ll cap off the early spring day with a walk and bicycle ride around the Pomeroy Trail in Newark. So come one, come all to the Heels & Wheels Summit, March 21, 2014 at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall in Newark, Del. Sessions begin at 9 a.m.   Please share this with others on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.



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Office closed due to snow, please stay safe on the roads

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Dover/Kent County MPO office is closed today due to weather. Business will re-open on Thursday, or when weather permits. Thank you! Delaware is under a state of emergency Level I driving restriction, which means drivers are discouraged from operating a motor vehicle unless there is a significant safety, health or business reason to do so. Stay safe!



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Winter Newsletter

Date Posted: Monday, January 13th, 2014

It’s chilly outside, but the Dover/Kent County MPO’s winter edition of its newsletter, Journeys, is hot off the press. Click here to read your copy. It is also available by going to the home page and looking under the Publications menu.



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Regional Bicycle Plan

Date Posted: Sunday, July 14th, 2013

In September 2011, Dover Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization adopted its Regional Bicycle Plan. The bike plan aims to create an effective, safe bicycle system in central Delaware. It shows where there are bicycle trails, lanes and similar facilities in central Delaware and where there are gaps in service. In addition, the plan addresses the need for bicyclists and motorists to share the road, increase recreational biking as well as encourage people to bike to work or school. The plan was the result of the MPO’s 2008 Regional Transportation Plan, in which public comments expressed a need for more bicycle facilities.



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