The Delray GreenMarket, a project of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, has partnered with Human Powered Delray (HPD) to encourage more healthful and community-building bicycling and walking with the slogan,“Bike2Market… as Green as it Gets”. The project began at the first GreenMarket of the 2014 season. “We are so excited to have Human Powered Delray on board to add support to our green initiatives,” said Lori Nolan, Delray GreenMarket manager. “This is a perfect partnership to kick off our 19th year.”
HPD is promoting a bike and pedestrian transportation grid as part of an ambitious master plan to make Delray the state’s most bike- and pedestrian-friendly city. The citizens’ advocacy group provides a variety of products and services to GreenMarket shoppers including bike corrals, backpacks for market purchases, informational bike education and more. “HPD has been hard at work coordinating with the CRA and other local entities on numerous bike-pedestrian initiatives,” said Jim Chard, head of the government relations committee of HPD. “We’re excited to kick off at the Delray GreenMarket and show citizens the alternative way to work, shop, meet, play, exercise, and commute.”
Established by the Community Redevelopment Agency in 1996, the Delray GreenMarket has become one of the most popular and charming aspects of the “season” in Delray Beach. The GreenMarket hosts dozens of vendors along with live musical entertainment each week. The GreenMarket is a lovely Saturday morning destination as an open-air marketplace located at Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach.