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Readers' forum: Paint new bike lane

Published: Friday, Jan. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Mark Puddy, left, Stu Beaumont, riding a homemade "tall bike," and William Athey, on a European commuter bike, ride past Liberty Park during the Bike to Work Day ride with Salt Lake City and County Mayors Ralph Becker and Peter Corroon in Salt Lake City May 18.

T.J. Kirkpatrick, Deseret News

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I am 14, and one of my only ways to get around on my own is to ride my bike. I live in Holladay and one of the roads I bike on is 3900 South. This road is not biker friendly. I can ride on the sidewalk or ride in a lane of traffic. Neither of these options is appealing.

I think that it would be a smart, safe and an environmentally sound idea to make a bike lane. This could be done by painting a bike lane on the road like what they have downtown. I think that the pay off of painting this bike lane onto the street would be greater than the cost of painting the lane.

James McKenzie

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