Letter to the Editor
September 26, 2007
We all endured a summer of construction on campus and in town. Many of
us became somewhat annoyed. We had to dodge big construction machinery
when we walked and deal with rough pavement when we drove.
We patiently waited for the road crew to tell us where to go, sometimes
taking long detours to get where we wanted to go. That is over now. Main
Street looks beautiful. The bike path is something many people have been
waiting for a long time. I already see how it has encouraged people to
ride their bikes and that is awesome. The bus stops look great and safe.
But I see one problem. The other day while crossing on a crosswalk I almost
got run over by a bike rider. I must confess I was a bit shaken. It reminded
me that a couple of years ago a pedestrian in Boston was killed when a
bike rider collided with him. I don't know how this should be done but
pedestrians need to be advised that they must look out for bikers and bikers
need to be aware that they must stop for pedestrians.