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Summary

Delaware is home to six (6) designated State Byways, one of which, the Brandywine Valley, is a "National Scenic Byway". Each Byway is in a different stage of development and differs in the particular challenges faced and the resources (human, information, and financial) available to assist in meeting these challenges. This makes Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) a necessary approach to planning, designing, and managing these roadways. In the fall of 2011, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) published Context Sensitive Solutions for Delaware Byways. The intention of the manual is to integrate Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) with DelDOT’s project development process, providing guidance for projects within designated byway corridors.

The CSS Champions program, in conjunction with DelDOT and Delaware Greenways hosted a day-long Byways Workshop to build support and provide guidance in applying the manual and a day-long Defining Context Workshop with DelDOT staff aimed at incorporating a better understanding of context into the project development process.

The Byways Workshop took place on September 13th, 2011 in Dover, DE and was attended by over 140 individuals including DelDOT staff, private consultants, community stakeholders and byways advocates and stewards. The workshop provided in-person guidance on CSS from national CSS experts and explored how to best integrate Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) in corridor management endeavors.

The Byways Workshop was followed on September 14th, 2011 by a day-long facilitated Defining Context Workshop in New Castle, CT for DelDOT design and engineering staff to identify the role and importance in defining context as part of the project definition and development process.

Resources

Explore Delaware's Byways on DelDOT's Byways website.

Summaries of each of the presentations made at the Byways workshop are contained in Chapter 2 of the report.

PDFs of the presentations made during the Byways workshop as well as links to additional resources from presenters are available here or from the Delaware Center for Transportation's T2 center.

For future CSS workshops hosted by DelDOT, look for events listed at the Delaware Center for Transportation.

An overview of the Defining Context Workshop and the steps to running your own Defining Context Workshop are available in Chapter 3 of the report.

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