Golf Carts Welcome on Crisfield Roads - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Golf Carts Soon to be Welcome on Crisfield Roadways

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 4:42 PM Updated:

CRISFIELD, Md.- The Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation that will allow golf carts on all roads within the city limits of Crisfield after June 1, 2018. And now businesses in the city are jumping on the idea of renting out the golf carts to tourists during the summer months.

Somers Cove Marina is one of those businesses that'll be ushering people in off boats, and out on golf carts. It only has two golf carts now, but by the summer the marina hopes to have six available for rent.

"I think it's going to create a resort type atmosphere in town. Nobody's in a hurry if they're in a golf cart," said Somers Cove Marina Executive Director Tom Schisler.

The legislature that was passed opens up the main road, Route 413, so golf carts cannot only cross over it, but drive up and down it.

Some folks who live in Crisfield welcome the idea.

"I think it'll be all right, it's a quick way to get around and probably better for parking," Larry Laird said.

Even some people who are new to town say they're also excited for the golf carts.

"A little less congestion, not that there's much congestion down here to begin with but yeah I think it's real good," Keith Kimlel said.

However, Phyllis Saltz, who owns Ice Cream Gallery, is worried about safety.

"Sometimes they can go a little fast, they just need to watch themselves," Saltz said.

But she thinks that the golf carts will drive more business to her shop, since it's off of a main road. Cars can't get down the alley, but golf carts can.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
  • UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    Friday, January 18 2019 6:01 PM EST2019-01-18 23:01:07 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 3:59 PM EST2019-01-19 20:59:42 GMT
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
  • Bridgeville Man Arrested After 390 Bags of Heroin Seized

    Bridgeville Man Arrested After 390 Bags of Heroin Seized

    Friday, January 18 2019 9:15 PM EST2019-01-19 02:15:32 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 9:33 AM EST2019-01-19 14:33:09 GMT
    Delaware State Police said troopers arrested a Bridgeville man after a curfew violation led to the discovery of nearly 400 bags of heroin.More
    Delaware State Police said troopers arrested a Bridgeville man after a curfew violation led to the discovery of nearly 400 bags of heroin.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices