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letters | HEIGHTENED DIALOGUE ON BIKE SAFETY

Cyclists have every right to ride — even in rush hour

David Kattan was right on the money when he said that cyclists and drivers need to show more courtesy to each other (“In traffic-choked city, motorists and cyclists must be safety-minded,” Letters, Dec. 8). He was right again in saying that, for motorists, courtesy includes using turn signals. Possibly the one best thing we as drivers can do for cyclists is ALWAYS to signal, whether or not we think there is anyone to see us do it.

Unfortunately, Kattan was just as wrong to assert that a reciprocal courtesy on the cyclist’s part would be “avoiding thoroughfares during rush hour.”

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