Gas carts, bikers: Both involve rights
Daniel Allen’s letter on Sept. 29 both resonates and disturbs me. I agree with him that residents with gas-powered carts should not have to worry about a vote to outlaw them.
That issue is to me, an example of our council hard at work on a non-issue.
While I don’t like gas powered carts, the noise or their smell, I don’t support taking that right away.
Unfortunately, Mr. Allen shows his ignorance about cyclists by assuming road bike cyclists could use the cart path system instead of our local roads. Furthermore, the issues are not even related. Mr Allen seems to trying to make an issue out of nothing, much like the council.
The cart paths are fine for recreational riding, but not for training for competitive cycling. I doubt Mr. Allen has ever ridden a competitively designed road bike.
Mr. Allen, I’ll support your gas-powered cart. Leave me and my fellow cyclists out of this. Making connections that don’t exist between two separate issues doesn’t help your argument. It seems to me you just don’t like cyclists. Perhaps you should take my approach and support others’ rights to do something you don’t agree with and wouldn’t do yourself.
Share the road.
Peachtree City, Ga.