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Letter: Cyclists routinely ignore traffic laws

Long Beach's boardwalk is 2.5 miles long and

Long Beach's boardwalk is 2.5 miles long and serves as the venue for many events. It also boasts a bicycle route. (June 21, 2011) Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

“Cycling clubs teach the rules of the road” [Letters, Sept. 20] is right to be so passionate about cyclists adhering to road rules.

Although there are many motorists and cyclists who do follow the rules, there seem to be a greater proportion of cyclists who don’t. As a cyclist and motorist living in Long Beach, I’ve witnessed many near-misses along Shore Road and Park Avenue. Cyclists routinely blow through red lights and stop signs. Of course, this poses a danger to pedestrians and motorists.

Beth Rose Macht, Long Beach