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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Eagan: There's just no more road to share

Eagan: There's just no more road to share
From: BostonHerald.com
By: Margery Eagan
Date: 2013-05-21
Link: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/margery_eagan/2013/05/eagan_there_s_just_no_more_road_to_share

Boston’s streets aren’t wide enough for bikes and cars. It’s as simple as that.

To me, it’s not a debate about reckless drivers or reckless bicyclists. It’s about inches. Inches is how close my ’07 Toyota — 21⁄2 tons of steel and iron and chrome — comes to the unprotected bicyclists I pass every day.

I’ve been driving forever. Bicyclists still make me nervous. My nightmare: that I may not swerve fast enough to avoid a bicyclist who comes into my lane. Or worse: It’s nighttime or it’s raining and I don’t see them at all. And I hit them.

How do you ever live with that? Continue Reading

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