At present there are no truly safe non-motorized crossings of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, creating a huge impediment to connecting Delaware’s networks of safe routes for bicycles. Fatalities have been recorded on the Reedy Point Bridge, as well as near misses on the Summit Bridge and the St. Georges Bridge in its current lane configuration.
The benefits of this proposal go well beyond bicycling. Pedestrians, runners, even those with disabilities will have access to breathtaking views of the canal, its ships, the Route 1 Bridge and Delaware’s scenic vistas for as far as the eye can see. People will be drawn by the span’s magnificence, a technological marvel of its day. When the C&D Canal Park is completed, there will be even more demand for a safe non-motorized canal crossing.
This is a historic opportunity, but will require a strong showing by Delaware cyclists and sponsoring organizations. Please email Carol Ann Wicks, Secretary of DelDOT, with your support of this proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org