Last month’s “06880” story on Lance Armstrong wannabes generated over 65 responses. Most sided with the post’s premise: many Westport bicyclists are rude, disobey traffic rules, and look pretty dorky too.
Here’s a dissenting view, from a Compo Beach resident:
If you bike from Elvira’s around to Bradley Street, the bushes and trees stick out or hang into the road so much, a biker has to be in the middle of the lane just to avoid the greenery.
And that’s not the only place. It’s like that on Bradley to Compo Beach Road too.
Yeah, the bikers (have their issues). But the bike lanes are strewn with litter, leaves and sticks. Add the foliage, and it’s no wonder folks are upset.
Westporters love our trees and leaves. Sometimes though, they fall on power lines and cut our power. They clog drains and cause floods.
Now they’re forcing bike riders into the middle of the road.
The solution is obvious: Limit bicycle riding to between December 1 and March 1 only.
C’mon, Westport. If we can ban plastic bags and bring nightlife back downtown, we can certainly solve our bikers-in-the-road problem.
What do you say?