City Adds Sidewalk Stencils for Bike Safety

July 31st, 2019

Cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians all play a role in keeping the City of Rehoboth Beach’s crosswalks, sidewalks, and streets safe. While encouraging more bicycle and pedestrian traffic, the City wants to ensure that all participants in the community’s transportation system – pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers – practice safe travel behavior. The City is adding the stenciled message “Walk Your Bike” to busy sidewalk intersections on Rehoboth Avenue, Wilmington Avenue, Baltimore Avenue, and the canal bridge. No person who is 12 years of age or over is allowed to ride their bike on the sidewalk in the City. “Sidewalk cycling is as much a congestion issue as it is a potential safety hazard with cyclists trying to navigate around heavy foot traffic, sometimes even running into pedestrians,” said Mayor Paul Kuhns. Kuhns said the goal is to better inform people who walk, bike and drive in the City. For more information, please contact the Communications Department at 302-227-6181 ext. 522 or [email protected].

New “Walk Your Bike” stencil at Rehoboth Avenue and Grove Street.

The new City of Rehoboth Beach “Walk Your Bike” stencil.