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Letter to the Editor
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

I read with interest the news story “Filling gap in Great Allegheny Passage could bring more cyclists to Pittsburgh” regarding bicycle riders requesting barricades be built to separate lanes for bike-only use. I'm not a bicyclist, but I'm all for it as long as those requesting this pay for the construction.

I'm reminded that I pay an annual registration for my car and a certain amount of tax, every time I purchase a gallon of gas, to be used to construct, repair and improve roadways.

Tell me what the bicyclist pays to use existing roadways. I'm thinking zero!

Yet we all have to abide by the demands of those riders who, in many cases, disregard stop signs, red lights and established transportation laws simply because they don't feel those apply to them.

So, you bicyclists want hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to keep you safe and away from motorized vehicular traffic? Get off your wallets and quit expecting everyone else to pay for your wish list!

Jerry O'Neill

South Fayette

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