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Letter to the editor: Bike lanes necessary

| Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

In reply to Ken Pintwala’s letter ( “Bike lanes take up valuable space,” Nov. 22, TribLIVE): Buckle up, Buttercup, because most big cities are realizing that to attract younger working people to the city, they must provide more bike lanes.

I would never ride my bike downtown. I either ride on the rails-to-trails or at North Park. But then again, when I ride at North Park, people come flying through a 15- or 25-mph zone at 40 or 50 mph with no regard for the people walking or riding around the lake.

I don’t know why anyone would go downtown to shop. If you’re so shocked and concerned about parking, shop in the suburbs where parking is free and readily available. It’s a lot less stressful than moaning about the inevitable move by cities to provide more bike lanes. And just like you, bicyclists pay taxes as well.

Don Norris

Middlesex

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