Friday letters: Rumble strips ruin bike lanes

September 6, 2013 

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GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com Buy Photo

— Recently while riding my bike on Irmo Drive, I noticed that the road had been widened. I also noticed wide, deeply grooved rumble strips, so instead of riding in what should have been the bike lane, I found myself riding in the road.

I understand the reason for rumble strips, but they’re taking up bike-riding space, which means cyclists have to ride in the road. I hope drivers understand that I don’t want to ride in the road, but sometimes I have no choice. Also, for those who yell at me to get on the sidewalk, operating a moving vehicle on the sidewalk is illegal.

Debbie Mack

Columbia

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