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In traffic-choked city, motorists and cyclists must be safety-minded

I am deeply saddened that another bicyclist in Boston has died after colliding with a motor vehicle (“Bicyclist dies in crash in city,” Metro, Dec. 7). As someone who walks along Massachusetts Avenue in the South End to get to work each day, I have seen several near-collisions between bicyclists and drivers. In a city often choked with traffic, both groups need to show more courtesy to one another.

For drivers, this means doing things such as using turn signals. For bicyclists, this means doing things such as avoiding thoroughfares during rush hour.

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Until the roadway culture in Boston becomes more courteous and safety-minded, I see our community mourning more people such as Christopher Weigl and Chung-Wei Yang.

David Kattan


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