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Bicyclists need to follow rules of the road

October 10, 2017

The following letter was sent to Lewes Mayor Ted Becker with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication.

My wife and I are bicyclists and Lewes residents. We enjoy biking and follow all the rules of the road. On our way to Dover recently we encountered about 30 bicyclists spaced in groups of five to 10 riding down New Road toward town. As you know New Road is a highly trafficked road that has no bike lane and no shoulders.

Cars travelling in both directions on New Road had to repeatedly stop for the bicycles until they could maneuver around them. In order to adhere to the law, and give the bike riders legal clearance, we had to drive in the opposite lane. It created a dangerous situation.

With so many bike trails and so many roads designed for bike riders in this area, why do some need to ride on New Road? Can't we do something about this before an accident occurs? Thank you for your time.

Nick De Cerchio
Lewes

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