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letters | peril on two wheels

Steps must be taken to curb motorists’ rage

RE “Cyclists say their rights go unrecognized” by Martine Powers (Page A1, Feb. 15): So, what is the real source of disregard that Boston-area bicyclists experience? Motorists hate bicyclists. This is the conclusion I must come to, based on my own experiences.

I imagine many motorists think: Traffic is frustrating enough without having to deal with slow, annoying bicyclists. So, if a few bicyclists get hurt, well, it serves them right for slowing us down.

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