Update for Tower Shores on Coalition for Safer Route One in North Bethany
We are potentially very close to success in lowering the speed limit on Route One from the town of Bethany to the Indian River Inlet Bridge from a rarely enforced 55mph to 45mph. We have been working with DelDOT and State Police who now seem to be in our camp and agree with our request for enhanced bike and pedestrian safety in North Bethany.What is holding this up? The politicians! Despite what Gerald Hocker will tell you he is talking out of both sides of his mouth. We need to get the two main legislators in area Gerald Hocker (grocery store ) and Ron Gray to support this effort but they won’t fully step up.
Let’s be nice and try to convince them that even though only 10-15% of North Bethany are voters now that percentage is growing every month as more and more of us decide to declare residency in DE. We are starting to have a voice but not being a large block of voters is still the issue. Calling (not just emailing) Hocker and Gray and actually speaking with both of them is key!
Contact info and our formal letter to Gov. Carney and DelDOT and a few other update emails are below. Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss.
Here are some details on how to reach the politicians who need more pressure ….
Coalition for Safer North Bethany / Politician contact info:
Please call your local legislators and let them know how you feel about this life threatening, rarely enforced and excessive 55MPH speed limit on route one in North Bethany and out dated infrastructure.
Coalition for a Safer North Bethany is committed to improving pedestrian and driver safety in North Bethany.
It is very important that we all call and speak directly with Gerald Hocker and Ron Gray to encourage them to support the Coalition for a Safer North Bethany. They are both are up for re-election this fall. Senator Hocker was first elected as a Representative in 2002 and then to the Senate in 2012. Rep. Gray was elected in 2012. The best way reach Gerald Hocker directly office 302-539-9662.
Or ask for him when shopping at the G&E grocery store, where he is most days.
DELAWARE: STATE LEGISLATORS
1)Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker
Call (302) 539-9662 office
2)Representative Ronald E. Gray (R)
Legislative 302-744-4171 office
Email Address: Ronald.Gray@delaware.gov