Milltown Square is a proposed mixed-use, approximately 90,000-square-foot development for the southwest corner of Milltown and Limestone roads. The intersection is already dangerous for all but the most advanced bicyclists, with no bike lanes or facilities of any kind through multiple lanes of traffic. Milltown Road, in itself, a very popular commuter and recreational bicycle route, and will be negatively impacted if we fail to make our presence known at an upcoming meeting on Tuesday, January 4th at Reads Way. It will be focusing on Milltown Square’s revised plan since it was originally announced (article HERE). Please consider attending to voice your concerns and comments that bicycle safety must be accounted for not only in this project, but on the main connecting roads (i.e. Milltown Road) which will no doubt be effected by added traffic.
Also discussed during the meeting will be Councilman Sheldon’s proposed Redevelopment Ordinance basically eliminating approved but unbuilt plans from the redevelopment applicability of the land use code. This is BIG. It cannot be stressed enough the importance for Delaware bicyclists to participate in this process. Land use probably has the greatest impact on LOS (Level of Service) for all Delaware roads. It often leads to widening, added lanes, increased speeds, and other measures that negatively impact bicycle safety – many times making them simply unridable. We must let our legislators know that in all projects, bicycling as a mode of transportation must be included in all planning and implementation.
Tuesday, January 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room, 77 Reads Way
New Castle, DE (MAP)