Future Trails of Northern Delaware

Working Together for the Future of Trails & Pathways in Northern Delaware

Delaware Greenways is undergoing a major new project to re-define the way trails are developed in Delaware.  Supported by generous funding by the William Penn Foundation, this project brings interested organizations and government agencies to a common planning table. It paves a new path for bringing public and private dollars together to build new trails.

Over the coming years this process will expand the network of trails and pathways in the northern part of the state. Walkers and bikers alike will find new connections between neighborhoods, shopping areas and businesses.

Here’s how we are doing it:

  • Speaking with One Voice: We are building a coalition of stakeholders that will work together over the coming years to develop new trail projects.  Like minded organizations, government officials and citizens are invited to the table.  Together we will become a powerful voice, bringing funding and attention to trail projects.
  • Bringing Private Funds to the Table: We believe that the future of funding for new trails is in private public partnerships.  There are several great examples of successful trail networks funded with a blend of public and private moneys.  One of these is the Circuit Trails of Greater Philadelphia.  We are using their model to create ways to incorporate private funds with public ones in our state.
  • Looking at the Big Picture: We are hard at work pulling together up-to-date, user-friendly maps to use in this process.  These maps show existing major trails and pathways, those that are in the pipeline and those that are just ideas for now.  As time goes on, we are adding layers with information that helps people make decisions about where a trail should go.  These maps are the tools we use to show people how they can join the conversation and create a trail network master plan.

Coalition Partners

The Coalition is growing and you can watch as it happens!  As new organizations commit to joining, their logos will be added to the  Coalition Partner page.  Check back frequently to see who will be partners in building a truly ground-breaking trail network in Northern Delaware.

Who are our Coalition Partners?

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As we go through the trail development process, we will be adding new maps and overlays that will help tell the story of the area.  You will be able to see things like how many people live in an area or how the trails link with schools, parks and cultural attractions.   Check back to learn more about the area and about the trail development process.

Building the Coalition

Nonprofit Organizations, Hiking and Biking Clubs, Civic Associations, Government Agencies, Corporate Partners

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Gathering Ideas

Neighborhood Residents, Walkers and Cyclists, Families, Nature Lovers, Landowners, Commuters

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