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TOM SWEENEY, Star Tribune

Letter of the Day (April 10): Roadways

  • April 9, 2012 - 7:30 PM

I have no problem with the hiring of a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator (Readers Write, April 9). Although I do drive a car, I do bike and walk for recreation, and I fully support those who are not car drivers, for whatever reason.

The problem I do have is with nondrivers who deny that they use or benefit from roads.

If you do not buy any products from any store that were transported by truck, never take a cab or bus, never need an ambulance, don't receive mail, never hire a service person who arrives at your home in a vehicle, and never allow your child on a school bus -- I could go on -- perhaps then you can honestly say that you don't "directly benefit" from roads.

Like it or not, our society's infrastructure is built around roads, and if we don't all pay taxes to maintain them, it causes problems for all of us -- car drivers or not.


CINDY SMITH, EDINA

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