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Safer, richer

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2003

Joyce Levine, in her Feb. 13 commentary, expresses her concern for the safety of everyone using Douglas Bridge, particularly bicyclists and pedestrians. The bicycle-pedestrian path is six inches narrower than she deems adequate.

Given the competing interests for travel lanes on the bridge and given her safety concerns, it seems to me that if we are to avoid a huge-cost bridge project or, alternatively, a continuation of traffic capacity problems in the vicinity, it would be really swell if bicyclists would simply walk their steeds across the bridge. That way, the bicycle-pedestrian path would become an all-pedestrian path and everyone would be safer, not to mention richer come tax time.

Paul Wescott

Anchorage



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