• Rehoboth Beach Bicycle Boulevards Plan: Saturday

    by  • February 15, 2012 • Events • 3 Comments

    The City of Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will discuss a presentation by Delaware Greenways regarding a Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan for the city on Saturday, February 18.

    WHERE: 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 (Commissioner’s Meeting Room downstairs)

    WHEN: 10AM, February 18

    You can see the bicycle plan HERE.

    The proposed plan is notable for its inclusion of bicycle boulevards.  Bicycle boulevards are low-speed streets which discourage cut-through motor vehicle traffic using traffic calming strategies, but encourage bicycle traffic.  They are enormously popular and effective in places like Portland and Berkeley.  If Rehoboth Beach adopted bicycle boulevards, these would be the first in Delaware…and possibly the first on the entire East Coast.
    Featured in delmarvanow.com

    REHOBOTH BEACH — Progress is being made on the city’s bicycle and pedestrian master plan study, and the public is invited to see what’s been happening during a public workshop Feb. 18.

    Jeff Greene, project manager at Delaware Greenways, said everything is right on schedule. He presented the challenges facing bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as potential improvements for Rehoboth streets, to the Board of Commissioners at its Feb. 6 workshop.

    Those challenges included a lack of east-west bike routes other than Rehoboth Avenue, education of tourists and residents, Silver Lake Bridge, the connection between Scarborough Avenue and Schoolvue, and crossing Route 1, Greene said.  [Continue reading …]

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    3 Responses to Rehoboth Beach Bicycle Boulevards Plan: Saturday

    1. February 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      The Rehoboth Beach bicycle route system plan will use a few of the same ideas that Portland, Oregon incorporated while building their bikeways. Use of Sharrows, moving certain traffic lanes to make way for bike/ped lanes. The addition of a bike bridge over a certain waterway, and the partial resurfacing of a short drawbridge is a possibility.

    2. February 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      The Rehoboth Beach bike route plan, while not perfect, does make perfect sense in light of the city having very little space to work with. If most items from the plan are implimented it will really make a HUGE difference in the way that bicyclists/peds are able to get around in the city/resort area.

    3. Frank Warnock
      February 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      I’m looking forward to this setting an important precedent, but a little dismayed the plan doesn’t call for much improvement to Rehoboth Ave, itself being such a focal point. Time will tell I guess.

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