See photo of Bike to Work Day in Dover

Date Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  May 18 was Bike to Work Day in Dover. Several riders pulled up to tents in front of the Dover Public Library that morning for some water and a few snacks before heading off to start their work day. This is an annual event, so we’ll see you next year!  



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Fueling the Future Event to Take Place in May

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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University of Delaware releases bikeability assessment tool

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  The University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration has just published a Low-Stress Bikeability Assessment Tool that can be downloaded, or found within a new section of IPA’s online Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox. Please click on the link below: Planning for Complete Communities in Delaware



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MPO Public Advisory Committee meeting set for Feb. 23

Date Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016

MPO’s Public Advisory Committee meets in February CAMDEN — Join the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Public Advisory Committee when it meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in Room 221 of the Kent County Levy Court Administrative Complex at 555 Bay Road in Dover. In its first meeting of the year, the PAC will discuss the MPO’s upcoming long-range plan, which looks at transportation plans and projects from fiscal years 2017 to 2040. MPO staff also is set to give a presentation regarding its Capital Gateway Study for downtown Dover, as well as the MPO’s Environmental Justice policy. PAC members are scheduled to discuss the MPO’s proposed FY2017 spending plan, or Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), as well as examine and possibly vote on updates to the MPO’s Public Participation Plan. The PAC is comprised of community volunteers who are appointed to the group. The group ensures that the MPO receives input from the public regarding all transportation plans, programs and policies that the MPO Council adopts. PAC members come from diverse backgrounds who are interested in planning and transportation. This meeting is open to the public, which is encouraged to attend. For more information, call the MPO at 387-6026 or 387-6030. The MPO also is on Facebook and Twitter. Item 3 agenda February 2016



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Read the latest edition of Journeys, the MPO newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The Winter 2015/16 edition of the Dover/Kent County MPO’s newsletter is now available. Click here to view the document  



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National Weather Service has issued blizzard watch

Date Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2016

From the National Weather Service … KENT-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DOVER…JACKSON…MILLVILLE… HAMMONTON…WHARTON STATE FOREST 1037 AM EST THU JAN 21 2016 …BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THE WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED. * LOCATIONS…SOUTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY AND CENTRAL DELAWARE. * HAZARD TYPES…POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH HEAVY SNOW…STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE… WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS MAINLY INLAND FROM THE ATLANTIC COAST. SOME SLEET SHOULD MIX IN ALONG WITH SOME RAIN CLOSER TO THE COAST SATURDAY… WHICH WOULD CUT DOWN THE SNOW ACCUMULATION. * TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH FRIDAY EVENING… PRIMARILY AFTER THE EVENING COMMUTE… THEN CONTINUE TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS AND GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE ON SATURDAY. * WINDS…NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH…WITH THE HIGHEST GUSTS CLOSER TO THE COAST. * VISIBILITIES…ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. * TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S. * IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS COULD PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. SNOW MAY BE DRY AND FLUFFY AT THE START… BUT WILL BECOME WETTER AND HEAVIER AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS. SHOVELING MAY BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW MAY CLING TO WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO INCREASING SNOW ACCUMULATION DURING THE EVENT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.



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MPO office will be closed Monday, Jan. 18

Date Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2016

The Dover/Kent County MPO office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 19.



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Delmarva Goods Summit Dec. 15

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The Delmarva Goods Movement Task Force winter meeting will be held on from 9 a.m  to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St., Dover, Del. This taskforce is comprised of area DOTs, economic development groups, private sector representatives, county officials, ports, and members of the public. It is charged with overseeing and helping implement future actions and policy recommendations that result from the WILMAPCO Freight and Goods Movement Analysis. The meeting is open to all trucking, railroad, port, airport, shipper, freight logistics, economic development, and community representatives. To register, please visit www.wilmapco.org/delmarva .



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APA of Delaware Annual Meeting, Dec. 8

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Assocation (APA) will hold its annual meeting on Dec. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Frazier’s restaurant, 9 E. Loockerman Street, in Dover, Del. Speakers will include Sarah M. Pragg, policy specialist for the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration, who will discuss the Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox; and Lewis D. Schiliro, J.D., former secretary for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. He will discuss planning for large events. The meeting will include dinner and a year-end summary. For more information, please visit http://delawareapa.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed4dc2de1b5d47944ab963bbb&id=6f9cc54353&e=f15f837ab1.



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Dec. 17 Public Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Dover/Kent County MPO’s Public Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23.



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