Bicycle Master Plan
The City of Milford Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) is working with the Planning Department, Century Engineering and DelDOT to update the City's Bicycle Master Plan. The BAC began meeting in October 2019 to make recommendations on bicycle infrastructure improvements for the greater Milford area.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #1 - October 2, 2019
This meeting was used to introduce stakeholders to the master planning process, determine the goals of the working group and identify additional stakeholders that should be part of the process.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #2 - December 11, 2019
The BAC performed a Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis and developed an overall goal statement for the master plan update. The goal is to "Provide all users of all experience levels a dynamic, active transportation system using safe trails, roads and paths that is functional for commuting and recreation while providing increased economic vitality to Milford.
Existing system conditions and land use patterns were reviewed in preparation for the first Public Workshop.
Public Workshop #1 - February 12, 2020
The initial public workshop was held at the Milford Public Library. The workshop was used to gather comments from the public regarding destinations, gaps & impediments, preferred routes and to validate the existing level of stress map.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #3 - March 11, 2020
The BAC reviewed the input from the Public Workshop, which included identifying destinations, gaps and impediments in the existing system, where cyclists like to ride and where they would like to ride. The meeting was also used to validate the current Low Stress Map.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #4 - August 4, 2020
The committee reviewed proposed routes that were created based on feedback from the previous BAC meetings and public input from the February workshop. The Planning Department, DelDOT and Century Engineering performed field investigations in the Spring to determine the most practical locations for the recommended routes and facility types.
Public Workshop #2 - September 12, 2020
The second public workshop was held outdoors adjacent to the farmer's market along the Riverwalk. The workshop was used to gather public feedback on the recommended routes and facility types.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #5 - October 15, 2020
The committee reviewed the results of the September workshop and reviewed facility types and locations before moving forward with the prioritization process.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #6 - March 10, 2021
The committee reviewed the results of the prioritization model and discussed holding a final public workshop to share results with the public.
Public Workshop #3 - May 11, 2021
The third public workshop was held virtually and was used to explain the prioritization process and obtain feedback from the public.
Bicycle Advisory Meeting #7 - October 5, 2021
The committee will review and provide a recommendation to City Council on the final draft plan update.
A public workshop and hearing will be scheduled for November 22, 2021 beginning at 7 pm for the review and adoption of the plan update with City Council.
For more information of the project, please contact Rob Pierce, Planning Director, at (302) 424-8396 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.