Last SSDD was in 2010

Please visit, the Shore Drive Community Coalition website.

SSDD2010 July 17th

Thanks to everyone who participated.

With your help, we've made sharing Shore Drive a little safer.

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What is a crosswalk?

From Sharing the Road in Virginia:
Crosswalks may be marked or painted on the highway.

Crosswalks occur wherever sidewalks meet the street and where streets intersect. The code of Virginia defines this type of crosswalk an "unmarked crosswalk".
Code of Virginia § 46.2-294


Be safe today!

Listen to the cyclists leading and sweeping.

Walk on sidewalks and crosswalks only.


Come Join Circle in The Bridge of The King's Daughters for Share Shore Drive Day

Circle in The Bridge of The Kings Daughters is a fund-raising circle for CHKD. Whitney Hulce was a member of this group before her life was tragically cut short on Shore Drive. Circle in the Bridge are big supporters of Share Shore Drive Day 2010.

Anyone who like to walk in Whitney’s memory are asked to join on July 17th, 2010. The group will meet at the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp and Beach on Lynnhaven Promenade at 10am. The group will walk down Shore Drive and stop and have lunch at Shore Break and then back to the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp. Please come out and celebrate Whitney’s life and raise awareness for pedestrian safety on Shore Drive!

Any memorial contributions for Whitney Hulce can be brought with you or mailed to:
Circle in the Bridge of the King’s Daughters
929 Hanbury Court
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Link to map of walk.

Cycling Cue Sheet - Start/End at Kokoamos

Be at Kokoamos by about 7am. Helmets required.

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Walking for SSDD?

Carry a camera with you, like your cell phone, and take pics of places that need upgraded.

Want a crosswalk, lights, sidewalk "there"?

Take a pic, email it to us, Comment below, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, where ever. Just get it to us. If it's a link, let us know, and we'll help make the world know.

One pic for inspiration:


Have a safe 4th sharing Shore Drive

How are plans coming together to come out on July 17th?

If you aren't cycling - and don't have any organized running events you're attending, why not gather with your friends and come out in the morning and run Shore Drive?


Cycling for SSDD? Here's some details for today.

Thanks to Aimee at Kokoamos - the cycling for SSDD will start/end at Kokoamos Island Bar, Grill & Yacht Club.

Plan on being there before 730am to ride.

Thanks to Fred, who's office is at First Landing State Park, who has approved the safe u-turn at First Landing State Park that was used in 2009.

One pic from last year:

Cue sheet for cycling posted soon.

Walking, running or just coming out for SSDD?

What are you doing that day to support the safe sharing of Shore Drive?


Should the Shore Drive Safety Task Force from 2006 be officially restarted?

In December of 2005, after 5 pedestrians were tragically killed - the City Council voted yes on creating the Shore Drive Safety Task Force:
The mission of the Task Force was to evaluate the Shore Drive Corridor and make recommendations to improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians. The Task Force was comprised of staff members from Planning, Police, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation as well as citizen members from the Shore Drive Advisory Committee (the “SDAC”) and the Shore Drive Community Coalition (the “SDCC”). The Task Force leader was Mr. Charlie Meyer, Chief Operating Officer. Council Member Jim Wood also participated in the Task Force.
You may remember on May 4th, had coverage that the city implemented 90 percent of recommendations from a 2006 Shore Drive task force[.]

This is the Official Shore Drive Safety Task Force Recommendations adopted by City Council in 2006.

We believe there should be an Official Shore Drive Safety Task Force 2010 with a similar structure that obviously includes getting feedback from residents and people who share Shore Drive.

What do you think? Please take the poll in the right column >


New bike lanes open on America's Main Street. Pennsylvania Ave.

From Fastlane, Official Blog of US Secretary of Transportation:
All across America, people are asking for more choices, more options to get from one place to another. Some of them can't afford cars. Some are concerned about greenhouse gas emissions. Some want exercise or to be out of doors, but don't feel safe.
Link includes news reports, videos, and more links to the new bike lanes.