Bike Riders, Don't Take Unnecessary Risks

RECEIVED Thu., April 24, 2008

Dear Editor,
    Emergency plea to all Austin bike riders: I was surprised to see a cyclist ride around the warning sign on the Lamar Street bridge and continue across on the same narrow walkway where a rider tragically died a few years ago, prompting construction of the bridge next to the vehicle bridge. Before I had gotten over my initial surprise, I saw yet another rider do the same thing – ride around the sign and across the bridge at 5pm, in heavy traffic. Please do not take such risks when taking a route only a few minutes longer will provide a safe route across this dangerous location. (I'm not a bike rider, but I don't want to lose any more riders.)
Tom Brown
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