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Monday, July 7, 2014

Nashua needs more bike paths

CHRIS GUARINO

Letter to the Editor

One thing that I love to do in Nashua is ride my bike around the city on nice days. However Nashua’s roads, especially the major roads, are not very accommodating to cyclists. Most do not have shoulders that are wide enough for cycling. On roads without shoulders, car drivers are required to share the road with bicyclists, but some drivers do not know of this law in New Hampshire. Also, some cyclists do not know the rules of the road and end up riding on the sidewalk, or in the opposite direction of vehicle travel. What Nashua needs for safer cycling are more bicycle paths that are separated from the main roads. This will not only make bicycle riding much safer, but it will get more people riding for recreation and exercise. Adding separate roads for bicycling would make those who enjoy the beautiful outdoors much happier and make the roads run more efficiently. ...

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One thing that I love to do in Nashua is ride my bike around the city on nice days. However Nashua’s roads, especially the major roads, are not very accommodating to cyclists. Most do not have shoulders that are wide enough for cycling. On roads without shoulders, car drivers are required to share the road with bicyclists, but some drivers do not know of this law in New Hampshire. Also, some cyclists do not know the rules of the road and end up riding on the sidewalk, or in the opposite direction of vehicle travel. What Nashua needs for safer cycling are more bicycle paths that are separated from the main roads. This will not only make bicycle riding much safer, but it will get more people riding for recreation and exercise. Adding separate roads for bicycling would make those who enjoy the beautiful outdoors much happier and make the roads run more efficiently.

Chris Guarino

Nashua