The article “Illicit bike trail targeted” [News, Sept. 19] is a great example of what’s wrong with Long Island. There’s nothing fun for kids to do, and nothing is free. Movies cost $12 or more. The ice rink costs money. The state beach is $10. Many parks are underdeveloped and not maintained.

Instead, kids spend all day inside playing video games. What’s left to do? Go to the mall? Is it really a surprise that kids spray graffiti, join gangs and generally get into trouble at younger ages? We don’t give them any outlet.

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Instead of shutting down the bike park, Huntington should work with riders to develop it and make it safer.

I would like to see more examples like the one in Riverhead. The town refurbished and reopened the skate park on Columbus Avenue [“Skate park reopening as many ramps fixed,” News, Sept. 19]. We need more of this.

Edward Koenig, Brightwaters