Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on commuting the West Shore
Ryan Summerlin October 15, 2013
Sure, it’s just a one-day event that closes Highway 89. Event after event after event. And then there’s training in between. And five traffic stops for construction/development/BMP/whatever between Tahoma and Tahoe City the rest of the week.
Now there’s legislation to mandate a three-foot passing space for bicyclists (effectively turning 89 into a bike lane between Tahoma and Camp Richardson).
Is there any hope of reprieve for those of we who live here and use these routes as our sole arteries to work/groceries/commercial life? If not reprieve, can anything be done to encourage or enforce sharing the road, as opposed to riding two, three, four abreast and shouting obscenities at drivers?
And if I went down to the city where you live and rode my beat-up mountain bike at 15 mph in your commute lane, would I get to cuss at you for honking at or passing me?
Or am I just a whining low life local?