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    letters | bad manners on two wheels

    Don’t hold bad apples against all

    DERRICK Z. JACKSON wants me to challenge fellow bicyclists to get them to give more respect in order for the city to provide a safer environment for riding my bike (“To get respect, cyclists need to show some, too,” Op-ed, June 23). What Jackson apparently does not understand is that oblivious bicyclists slicing through four-way stops and blasting through pedestrians are not bicyclists that care to have my respect, his respect, or anyone else’s. They prefer the risk-taking environment. I have a right to safety regardless of whether there are yahoos who don’t see eye-to-eye with me on safety.

    Jason Blanchette