Bicyclists should stay off sidewalks

January 27, 2023

The following letter was sent to Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams with a copy provided to the Cape Gazette for publication.

I hope you are enjoying your first term as mayor of Lewes at this critical juncture in its development.

The scenic and peaceful ambiance of our charming town has been increasingly disturbed by cyclists (mostly teens and young adults) who ride bicycles on sidewalks in town. I have reminded people on several occasions of the rules, but they are not cooperative. 

May I suggest that signage be posted notifying offenders that this is a fineable offense and then have policemen on bicycles issue tickets. If there are no repercussions, cyclists will continue to endanger pedestrians with impunity.

On another topic, I find the placement of the two large evergreen trees planted in front of the Overfalls to be undesirable. They obscure the name of the iconic ship from and across the canal, which makes photos less identifiable. Perhaps the city would consider relocating them to a less intrusive location.

Thank you for your consideration of my requests.

Elizabeth Wilkins 


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