For many years I’ve had no choice but to cycle across the protected pathway on Bear Cut Bridge. The bridge can resemble a racetrack, with cars reaching high speeds as drivers pay no heed to speed limits or the presence of cyclists.
Now the city has decided to do away with the protection for cyclists and pedestrians and force people to share the road with motor vehicles. The main reason for this ridiculously dangerous decision is the city’s fear of traffic holdups during the upcoming tennis tournament.
How can the city, especially due to the horrific cyclist deaths and injuries on this causeway, not put human lives above the needs of a for-profit tournament?
Geoff Willerton, Miami