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Letter: Blake's Law makes sense for bicyclists

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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To the editor:

I am full on board in support of “Blakes Law” (allowing bikers to ride facing oncoming traffic along with pedestrians). With hundreds of hours of running and biking, I have never understood why bikers are placed at such a dangerous disadvantage.

It makes more sense to me that if you see a vehicle approaching several blocks ahead you have ample time to take evasive action if necessary. That same vehicle on 18-wheeler truck traveling at 60+ mph approaching from behind just feet from you can too often result in a serious and needless fatality.

I have never received an adequate answer other than the state wants vehicle traffic going one way and pedestrian traffic going the other.

I feel it is time for some research and meaningful discussion on things like age of victims and let’s do it soon.

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DeWayne Bisek
Nelson, MN

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The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following commentary is an opinion item submitted to the newspaper. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.