My thanks to the News-Leader for highlighting alternative transportation in its editorial today. I question the assumption that riding on the streets of Springfield is not safe or that bicycle lanes are safe. But, all in all, the need for transportation options is a conversation Springfield needs to have, and I’m happy to see the News-Leader taking a leadership position.
Bicycling is safe compared to a lot of other things we do everyday. Springfield is already a great place to drive a bicycle. And we’re getting better all the time.
But, wow, I can’t even look at the online comments.
OK, well, yes, I did read a few of them