I have long been an advocate for biking as a form of transportation. Often, a bicycle is vehicle enough to get where we need to go for our daily activities. Generating no pollution, riding a bike doubles as an excellent fitness program and allows for enjoyment of the environment around us as we go.
I have one request: Please create the infrastructure for bicyclists that is safe. Putting bikers on a road designed for auto traffic is a hazard — to all parties involved. Bikers need their own lanes. This becomes even more important if we will be encouraging more biker tourism in the area [“Putting Bikes in Beds,” May 13, Xpress].
Please — help there be fewer individuals needing a Ride of Silence in their memory.
— Dr. Mary Ann Iyer