Friday, May 2, 2014

Cape Gazette Questions Series: Parking on Lewes Beach

The Cape Gazette sent a series of questions to each of the candidates for Lewes City Council for publication in the May 2 edition.

How would you solve the parking problem on Lewes Beach?

It will be a challenge to develop new parking areas to serve the beach. There's not room for new large-scale parking lots. But we can look for opportunities to create a collection of smaller parking areas.

It's time to revisit the layout and right-of-way of the streets on the beach side. We can find more parking space within the right-of-way that we now have.

At the same time, we have to manage our street parking to balance the needs of our visitors with the rights of property-owners.

I believe it is possible, through improved communication and an honest debate, to find that balance. And we should continue to look for innovative solutions such as a shuttle.

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