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Letter: Look both ways, motorists

Look both ways, motorists

Dear Editor:

OK, drivers, listen up. West Hopkins Avenue is a bike and pedestrian way. That means you usually can expect to find both on the road at any time of the day but particularly in the morning and evening when we are commuting to and from work.

If you are crossing the bike and pedestrian way, you need to look before you drive! Pretty simple concept, really. However, three times in the past couple of weeks, drivers not only have failed to come to a complete stop, but they haven’t even looked before practically driving into me!

Luckily for me, they all stopped before I was launched off my bike. What drivers might not realize is that we’re coming downhill and usually traveling at 25 to 30 mph coming into town, and bikes cannot stop as quickly as cars! So please, please look both ways when you are crossing the bike and pedestrian way!

Margaret O’Brien

Aspen Village

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