Letter: Open Letters to Open Letters Part 2

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Knoxville, TN 37902

I would ask Jimmie Warwick to apply his declaration to the motorists: Does he not expect THEM to also “share the law”? Is he not more concerned about speeders on Chapman Highway, red-light runners on Kingston Pike, and pedestrian-menacing motorists on Sutherland than he is about some single-speeder hipster gamboling up Gay Street? Is he not more concerned about the 801 people who’ve been killed in car wrecks so far this year in our state? Why the tirade against cyclists, which does not seem to reciprocate to his fellow motorists, who represent a much greater danger to him?

Greg Miller

Knoxville

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InThisCatapult writes:

Greg,

Cars are a different matter and we can talk about them some other time and place.

Right now, we're talking about the blatant disregard for traffic laws exhibited by Knoxville byciclists. If you aren't part of the solution, then you're part of the problem. I'm not talking about ". . . some single-speeder hipster gamboling up Gay Street". I'm talking about almost EVERY bicycle I see on the streets of Knoxville. The same folks that I'd bet donuts to dollars have a "watch for bicycles" bumper sticker on thier car when they're "speeders on Chapman Highway, red-light runners on Kingston Pike, and pedestrian-menacing motorists on Sutherland". As a motorcyclist, I have every respect for your right to "share the road" on your bicycle as I see most of the same dangers as a motorized two-wheeler. However, I don't run around town running red lights and blowing through stop signs on it like is see some motorcyclists doing. I have a "tirade" for them as well, but I'm saving it for another day.

I'm a respectful, law abiding traveller regardless of my choice of vehicle on any given day . . . INCLUDING my bicycle.

Thank you . . . "drive" through!

Jimmie Warwick

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