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Aspen’s finest need to get to work

Dear Editor:Wow, front page of the newspaper: Aspen City Council wants to lower fines in an effort to get the police to do their job. I had no idea riding your bike on the sidewalk was illegal. Just last week I saw one of Aspen’s finest sitting in front of Paradise Bakery when a biker came down the sidewalk. The officer stopped the biker then smiled, shook his hand, and engaged in a five-minute conversation. In the end the biker continued biking down Cooper mall as our boy in blue waved farewell. It’s not uncommon to see police wave to bikers who are traveling against the flow of traffic on Cooper Avenue and Galena Street. I think I remember something from drivers’ ed about bikers being required to observe the rules of the road. I can only imagine the workload on the police here in Fantasyland. With all the embezzlement and wildlife chasing, I guess you guys are spread pretty thin. Maybe the next time six or eight of you are sitting around D&E, you might hand out some $5 tickets, just for fun.Michael BlakeAspen

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