As gas prices increase, the notion of taking my bicycle to work (weather permitting) would conserve valuable household budget dollars and subsequently broaden a healthy lifestyle.
Carmel has made a feeble effort by placing signs along routes asking motorists to “share” the road. I might as well put a target on my back. People don’t pay attention to the construction zone speeds, and this sign is not likely to encourage “sharing.”
I would like to propose an initiative that would cost less than the Palladium and the City Center, and would improve bicycle commuter safety. The city would earmark safe routes for commuters and build multiuse paths, much like they have done between Ditch and Michigan roads. Abandon the idea of sidewalks, which are really too narrow for commuting.
Mike Hiser, 46260