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Bright colors make for a safer ride

Globe movie critic Ty Burr rides along Longwood Avenue.

ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Globe movie critic Ty Burr rides along Longwood Avenue.

Thanks to Ty Burr for speaking out for those of us who commute by bike in Boston (“Why I bike,” G section, Oct. 9).

Biking is friendlier and just more fun than any other mode of transportation.

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It saves me time, money, and aggravation whenever I ride.

A few weeks ago a trauma surgeon told me, “I would never bike ride in Boston,” as I was wheeling my bike out of the hospital where we both work. I had heard similar statements from other nursing and medical colleagues.

Like Burr, I am a careful, conservative rider who assumes that every driver and pedestrian is distracted. But unlike him, I wear impossible-to-ignore Day-Glo green when I ride.

Jean Christoffersen

Newton

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