Bicyclists have too many rights

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 - 10:09 am

Re "Law requires buffer for bicyclists" (Capitol & California, Sept. 24): We pay a license fee for our car to travel on the roads, money from that is used to create bicycle lanes. Bicyclists, however, don't have to pay for a bicycle license.

Where do I see most of the bicycles? On the very narrow Scott Road. If I have to allow three feet for a bicycle, I may never get to town. Years ago we were coming home from a camping trip, tired, dirty and needing a hot bath -- on a narrow, dirt, country road. There were bicyclists in front of us, only about fuve, but they spread out to block our way. They were laughing, because the law is on their side.

Now another law to protect them. It isn't fair. Where are our rights, and why don't bicyclists have to pay?

-- Sharon Rowert, Sloughhouse

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