First things first

I agree with Joseph Crawley’s letter 100 percent [“How About ‘No’ for an Alternative?”, Jan. 28], and would like to add a few things.

The last thing Asheville or any city needs is more highways. Asheville desperately needs bike lanes, crosswalk signs and more mass transit. It would make more sense to fix the existing roads and sidewalks before any new road is built.

I used to commute five miles a day by bike. After being hit once and run off the road twice (once by a cop), I moved within walking distance to my job.

Asheville may have the worst drivers I’ve witnessed. Maybe increasing driver education in schools would be a good place to start. Thanks—and look where you’re going!

— Mark Thompson
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “First things first

  1. travelah

    Asheville has the worse drivers you have seen because most of them came here from somewhere else.

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