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.
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.