March 16, 2012

In advocating for bicycle use for shopping and against subsidizing parking spaces [“Why should my bike subsidize your car?,” Local Opinions, March 11], Dillon Klepetar did not seem to consider that not all people fit in his scenario. I, for one, love to ride bikes, and I always have. But I have physical conditions that now prevent me from riding seriously.

Additionally, grocery and other stores are at least a couple of miles away from my home, on roads not meant to accommodate riders. I would not drive less if someone “reattached costs to driving that are now being offset by non-drivers.”

I am an “environmentalist.” But I don’t have the choices that Mr. Klepetar seems to assume are so easy for me and others to make.

Ronnie Estes, Kent Island