Not the Midwest

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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Bikes on the bridge

While crossing the Douglas Bridge on my bicycle last week, I couldn't help but notice the inordinate number of internal combustion driven vehicles crossing it. Now I have heard that some of the operators of these vehicles hail from the Midwest. In the Midwest, there are thousands of miles of road, so it may make sense there to create an unbalanced need for a depleted resource.

However, in a town where there are only about 60 miles of road, which from my understanding is quite different from any Midwestern town, it simply does not make sense. So instead of widening the Douglas Bridge to ease the congestion of these vehicles, let us ban these vehicles, with the exception of emergency vehicles, from the bridge. This will ease the morning traffic congestion as well as the congestion of all oxygen breathing life forms.

Brian Lieb


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