Publications

Our publications include MPO’s Newsletters, Data Book, Annual Reports and Archived Reports.
The Capital Gateway Study is a planning study of downtown Dover’s two of the main east-west corridors: Division Street and Forest Street. The primary purpose of the study was to develop a master land use and transportation plan for these two corridors, which would set an overall vision for the area as it re-develops.
 

Dover Bicycle Plan:

The City of Dover Bicycle Plan is the product of a planning process that was initiated by public interest and support. The City of Dover, Delaware has had a long interest in promoting safe and convenient transportation alternatives such as walking and biking. In 1997, the City developed its first Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, which was incorporated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Through extensive public involvement, this initial plan provided an assessment of existing conditions for biking and walking in the City, as well as developed specific recommendations, an implementation strategy, and potential funding sources.

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Dover Pedestrian Plan:

The City of Dover Pedestrian Plan is the product of a planning process that was initiated by public interest and support. The City of Dover, Delaware has had a long interest in promoting safe and convenient transportation alternatives such as walking and biking. In 1997, the City developed its first Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, which was incorporated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Through extensive public involvement, this initial plan provided an assessment of existing conditions for biking and walking in the City, as well as developed specific recommendations, an implementation strategy, and potential funding sources.

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Metropolitan Transportation Plan:

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), is updated every four years, and acts as a blue-print for guiding elected officials toward meeting the transportation needs of their constituencies. It spells out how the county’s transportation resources should be managed and serves as the frame-work for transportation investment decisions through the year 2040.

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MPO Regional Bicycle Plan:

The purpose of the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Regional Bicycle Plan is to provide a plan for improving bicyclists’ safety and access to local facilities and services. It is intended to help increase the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce automobile use. The Regional Bicycle Plan is designed to coordinate with existing local bicycle plans throughout the region.

A variety of issues including increasing roadway congestion, deteriorating air quality and increasing rates of obesity have made an automobile-centric transportation system an unsustainable solution to moving people and goods around the Dover/Kent County MPO region. By increasing the use of other transportation modes (i.e. walking and public transit), issues such as congestion, air quality, and poor health can be mitigated. Promoting the use of bicycles is an integral part of creating a truly multi-modal transportation system in the MPO region. A bicycle friendly community achieves a myriad of benefits, including creating safer streets, promoting a healthier environment, promoting active living and improving the quality of life or livability of the area.

The MPO updated its Regional Bicycle Plan in 2017. A copy of the plan is available here.

A copy of the original plan, published in 2011, is available by clicking on this link.

If you are not able to print the plan and would like to receive a hard copy, please call the MPO office at (302) 387-6030.


Rt. 8 Study:

The purpose of the Delaware 8 Concept Plan and Operations Study is to create a corridor plan that can be used by the City of Dover and the Delaware Department of Transportation to guide transportation investments in the Delaware Route 8 corridor in the years to come. The study area extends from the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in the City of Dover to Artis Drive west of the city limits.

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Dover Transit Center Neighborhood Plan and Design Guidelines:

The purpose of the Dover Transit Center Neighborhood Plan and Design guidelines is to provide the City of Dover with a design and planning strategy for development around the new transit center. The plan also offers strategies to improve all modes of transport throughout downtown.

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Smyrna U.S. 13 Corridor Plan

The purpose of the U.S. 13 Corridor Plan is to provide the Town of Smyrna with a long-range land use and transportation master plan for U.S. Route 13 through Smyrna. The plan provides short-term and long-term strategies for enhancing both land use and transportation conditions along the corridor.

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Newsletters:

Interested in reading current and past Dover/Kent County MPO newsletters? Click below to view newsletters.

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MPO Data Booklets:

It doesn’t matter where people are headed, be it work or the grocery store. But they do have to find a away to get where they’re going. That’s where the Dover/Kent County MPO enters the picture. The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) works with Delaware and Kent County’s transportation and planning communities to create a blueprint for the safest and most efficient way to get people, goods and services where they need to go. We hope you find these publications informative and enjoyable.

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Archived Reports:

Interested in archived reports from Dover/Kent County MPO workshops? Here you can find archived reports and information on concept plans in Dover, Smyrna and much, much more.

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The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

The TIP is one of the products that the federal legislation requires a metropolitan planning organization to prepare at least every two years. The purpose of the TIP is to list transportation projects for which federal funding will be sought over a three-year period.

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The North Dover Study:

The purpose of this project is to address land use and infrastructure considerations in a changing future by evaluating various alternative development scenarios and transportation plans. The project includes the identification of future transportation connections and services that can be implemented as existing institutions, businesses and residential communities expand or change and the area develops and redevelops.

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