Bicyclists in Long Beach, and there are many, are thrilled that there are newly painted bicycle icons adjacent to curbs [“City adds ‘clean team’ fee,” News, June 9].

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While this is fantastic, and alerts motorists to look for bikers, I do have one question: Why on Earth weren’t lines painted as well, clearly marking safety zones that might prevent bicyclists from veering outside them? Did the city run out of paint?

Beth Rose Macht, Long Beach