More than 70 cyclists join Governor Markell in ride over C & D canal

    Bicycle enthusiasts celebrate the new bike lanes over the St. Georges bridge that they’ve been advocating for more than 20 years.

    Dozens of cyclists joined Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) and other elected officials in a ceremonial ride celebrating the official grand opening of bike lanes across the St. Georges Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  The new lanes are the first dedicated bike lanes across the C & D Canal, and have been a long time coming.

    Amy Wilburn, who chairs the Delaware Bike Council, she says riders have been waiting for these lanes for more than 20 years.  “It’s been a long time and there’s been a lot of effort that’s gone into it, so this really is a huge milestone,” she says.

    The bike lanes are about 8.5 feet wide and are separated from vehicle traffic by orange tubular markers.  Learn more about biking in Delaware on the September 3rd edition of First on WHYY.

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