I had to laugh after reading "Slow in the city" [News, March 30], about Long Beach reducing speed limits and adjusting lights to improve safety. It notes an excessive number of bicycle and pedestrian accidents.

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I visit relatives there, and I always consider driving in Long Beach to be the most dangerous part of my trip. If city leaders insisted on enforcement of existing laws, they could -- easily and cheaply -- save themselves money and improve safety. If they stopped pedestrians from running out from between cars, and got police to get rid of double-parked cars, they might avoid a few hospitalizations of pedestrians and cyclists. But, of course, the roads would be less exciting to drive!

Ward Deutschman, Mount Sinai