You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters | HEIGHTENED DIALOGUE ON BIKE SAFETY

There just isn’t enough room on streets for both cars, cyclists

Stripes on major thoroughfares do not protect cyclists. Sharrows (those big arrows with a bike symbol painted on the road) are not meant to be used on busy streets. Rather, according to many bike experts, they are meant only for the less-traveled side streets. Exhorting motorists and bicyclists to be careful just isn’t enough when there isn’t enough room for both cars and cyclists.

Boston is spending lots of money painting streets and putting up signs, but ultimately if we want to prevent yet another accident, we need to provide dedicated lanes or perhaps have cyclists carefully share the sidewalks with pedestrians.

Ruth Nemzoff

Brookline

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.