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In response to "In Pittsburgh Accidents, Bicyclists Not Always to Blame" (Aug. 16) as well as many recent letters to the editor in the wake of the recent Penn Avenue cyclist deaths, I feel as though I've sat down at the Mad Hatter's tea party or otherwise gone insane.
There is absolutely nothing defensible or rational in the following arguments:
1. I don't have to share the road with cyclists because they break the law all the time.
2. Cyclists don't (insert motor vehicle requirement or financial cost) so they should be banned from the road.
3. Cyclists have trails to ride on, so they shouldn't be on the road.
I may be of the opinion that I am the rightful queen of England, but it doesn't mean the opinion is worth publishing. Please stop lending credence to ill-considered, irrational ideas that put cyclists' lives in danger when acted upon. Your writers and readers deserve a higher caliber newspaper than that.
First Published August 31, 2012 12:00 am