This “Rocket Surgeon” was published in the Opinion section of a local newspaper yesterday:
When Bike Paths are Present Bike Riders Should Use Them
To answer the writer of “Motorists must allow bicyclists leeway” driving in Bloomfield and West Bloomfield on weekends is no fun. The “wannabe Lance Armstrong’s” are taking over the narrow roads. There is often no leeway other then crossing over to the wrong side of the road following a bicycle at its speed! There are miles and miles of bicycle paths built for motorless vehicles. These weekend bike enthusiasts completely ignore what was built for their safety. If there are bicycle paths, the bike riders should have to use them or be ticketed.
Susanne (last name omitted by Gene)
Please, allow me to retort:
West Bloomfield has exactly 4.25 miles of these so called “bike paths” in a city that is over 30 square miles I would dare call this “inadequate” wouldn’t you agree?