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Rehoboth Beach moves to address boardwalk bike safety

Karl Malgiero
Delaware Public Media

There may be fewer speeding bicyclists on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk this summer.

City officials have signed off on a program called “B-Safe” which will establish a volunteer bicycle patrol on the resort town’s iconic boardwalk.

Volunteers would be trained how to interact with riders who aren’t operating safely.

There was no official vote on the measure but commissioners agreed to give the program a one year tryout. At the same time, the city nixed the idea of posting boardwalk bicycle speed limit signs, saying they did not want bicyclists to be distracted by signs.

Additionally, commissioners did not agree with a recommendation by the Streets and Transportation Committee to extend the dates bikes can be on the boardwalk, citing inconsistency with the rest of the city’s summer regulations.

Currently, bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk from May 15 to September 15.

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