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Title: Pedestrian problems in Delaware Idea.
Post by: Tonytone on April 18, 2017, 10:24:24 PM
If Delaware is the worst state when it comes to pedestrian safety why not build more pedestrian bridges over major roadways instead of normal crosswalks, Also sidewalks and bike lanes help with adding new options in the road with the ability to update in the future, Delaware is to small of a state to not be able to handle these issues easily. Areas in delaware that dont lack sidewalks was the fault of planners in the 50's and 60's not realizing the potential. This also kills alot of foot traffic because you need a car, and Dart is not the best, it has gotten better.... I wish they would build local train lines as that would really connect counties and cities. :pan:
Title: Re: Pedestrian problems in Delaware Idea.
Post by: Alex on April 19, 2017, 07:57:12 AM
If Delaware is the worst state when it comes to pedestrian safety why not build more pedestrian bridges over major roadways instead of normal crosswalks, Also sidewalks and bike lanes help with adding new options in the road with the ability to update in the future, Delaware is to small of a state to not be able to handle these issues easily. Areas in delaware that dont lack sidewalks was the fault of planners in the 50's and 60's not realizing the potential. This also kills alot of foot traffic because you need a car, and Dart is not the best, it has gotten better.... I wish they would build local train lines as that would really connect counties and cities. :pan:

Just about every project listed on DelDOT Projects site (http://deldot.gov/information/projects/) includes pedestrian provisions and bicycle lanes. The same applies to projects going back years now. Furthermore, if you look at the US 40 corridor improvements (http://deldot.gov/information/projects/rt40/index.shtml), there are ten projects listed as completed, specifically citing pedestrian enhancements and/or bicycle lanes.