Anthony (Tony) Pezone, President, Sussex Cyclists: “As president of the Sussex Cyclists Cycling club I wish to strongly support the rail to trail or rail with trail from Lewes to Georgetown. As the traffic builds in Sussex County due to the influx of tourists and the growth of the population existing roads become more congested and safe cycling roads become scarcer causing fewer people to think of cycling for recreation or as a means of transportation. A paved safe cycling trail connecting the existing Junction Breakwater trail from Rehoboth to Lewes with a safe trail to Georgetown would be a major attraction and encourage more people to leave their cars and get on their bikes.”
Scott Thomas, Executive Director, Southern Delaware Tourism: “Sussex County’s natural assets are the primary reasons 7 million people visit the county each year and spend close to $1 billion dollars while they are here. Our visitors want to take full advantage of these natural assets and scenic, open surroundings by biking, paddling and boating. In fact, the Breakwater – Junction Trail connecting the towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach is one of the most talked about local travel corridors due to its scenic and bike-friendly nature. Greenways and Blueways will play a big part in attracting future residents and visitors to Sussex County as quality of life becomes a larger factor in economic development strategy. Having groundwork laid for the proposed Half-Moon Trail connecting the towns of Lewes and Georgetown is one of the next big opportunities for alternative transportation in Sussex County.”
Michael Tyler, Chairman, Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee: “As chairman of the Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee I can speak for our committee to endorse moving forward on the design and development of a rail trail or rail-with-trail from Lewes to Georgetown.
“Having been involved with the birth of the Junction and Breakwater Trail I know that residents in Lewes and Rehoboth were acutely interested in seeing the completion of this beautiful trail. Today commuters and recreational cyclists as well as runners and walkers use the trail daily. In the summer it is used heavily by commuters as well. The Lewes Bike/Ped Advisory Committee wholeheartedly supports any effort to move this project forward.”