The high cost of bicycle lanes


By Linda Greenberg, Alexandria
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To the editor:

I am appalled when I think of the money the city is spending to further the cause of bicyclists in Alexandria. I am particularly appalled because the city, in the name of inadequate funds, has cut staff and activities for other needed services.

Think of the time Rich Baier, director of the city’s department of transportation and environmental services, and his staff have spent — not too mention the reports and studies commissioned — to prove themselves right in thinking that bikers have a right to crowd out cars or take away parking places on busy city streets.

We taxpayers are paying dearly for their time and obduracy.